Synopses & Reviews
"Young sorcery fans...set aside Harry Potter and pick up Merlin...ingenious...filled with rich images [and] surprising touches of humor." (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Merlin must find his stolen sword in order to repel an encroaching evil intent on destroying the magic isle of Fincayra. But first he must confront a magical mirror that alters one's destiny.
"Young sorcery fans...set aside Harry Potter and pick up Merlin...ingenious...filled with rich images [and] surprising touches of humor." Cincinnati Enquirer
Merlin must find his stolen sword in order to repel an encroaching evil intent on destroying the magic isle of Fincayra. But first he must confront a magical mirror capable of altering a person's destiny--and the visage he finds within the glass is someone he never imagined he'd see.
About the Author
T.A. Barron is the award-winning author of fantasy novels such as The Lost Years of Merlin
epic—soon to be a major motion picture. He serves on a variety of environmental and educational boards including The Nature Conservancy and The Land and Water Fund of the Rockies, and is the founder of a national award for heroic children. Following a life-changing decision to leave a successful business career to write full-time in 1990, Barron has written seventeen books, but is happiest when on the mountain trails with his wife, Currie, and their five children.
Reading Group Guide
- Like all fantasies, The Lost of Years of Merlin books carry you into other worlds, allowing the reader to go "outside" his or her life. However, the Merlin books also explore many inner worlds, such as the meaning of life and who you are as a person. Are there lessons you take from the series that may help you learn more about yourself and your dreams?
- Throughout the series, what aspects of himself did Merlin have to discover-and why-in order for him to grow as a wizard and as a man? Think about the journey Merlin took to discover his essential humanity. Do you think you know yourself or do you have things you need to discover about yourself? In The Mirror of Merlin, young Merlin looks into a magical mirror and faces the person he least expects to see. What kind of person do you think you will become? How can you find out? Where and how do you picture yourself in five years? What about ten years?