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T. A. Barron

Author of The Lost Years of Merlin

60+ Works 12,807 Members 164 Reviews 23 Favorited

About the Author

Born Thomas Archibald Barron in 1952, author T. A. Barron grew up in Colorado's "ranch country". He graduated from Princeton University and also attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Before writing, Barron had a successful career as a venture capitalist manager in New York City. In 1989, Barron show more became a full time writer and conservationist. Many of his books incorporate nature and ecological concern into their themes, garnering him two Nautilus Visionary Book Awards in 2005 and 2007. He has also received International Reading Association and American Library Association awards for his works. He resides in Colorado with his wife, Currie and their children. show less

Series

Works by T. A. Barron

The Lost Years of Merlin (1996) 2,303 copies
The Seven Songs of Merlin (1997) 1,488 copies
The Mirror of Merlin (1999) 1,339 copies
The Fires of Merlin (1998) 1,332 copies
The Wings of Merlin (2000) 1,020 copies
Child of the Dark Prophecy (2004) 879 copies
The Ancient One (1992) 603 copies
Shadows on the Stars (2005) 539 copies
The Merlin Effect (1994) 491 copies
Heartlight (1990) 440 copies
The Eternal Flame (2006) 429 copies
Merlin's Dragon (2008) 328 copies
Tree Girl (2001) 230 copies
Doomraga's Revenge (2009) 191 copies
Atlantis Rising (2013) 176 copies
Ultimate Magic (2010) 153 copies
Where Is Grandpa? (2000) 106 copies
The Hero's Trail (2002) 105 copies
High As A Hawk (2004) 87 copies
The Day the Stones Walked (2007) 66 copies
The Book of Magic (2011) 59 copies
Atlantis in Peril (2015) 59 copies
The Ancient One (2016) 31 copies
Atlantis Lost (2016) 29 copies
Ghost Hands (2011) 25 copies
The Heartlight Saga (2014) 22 copies
Ailes de L'enchanteur (2014) 2 copies
Mahō No Shima Finkaira (2005) 2 copies
Merlin Kayip Yillar 1 (2013) 1 copy

Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contributor — 768 copies

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Reviews

so good :) nice back story can't wait for more.
 
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lmauro123 | 12 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |
lovely opening to a series and nice reason for how we got the name merlin.
 
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lmauro123 | 26 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |
so good :) nice back story can't wait for more.
 
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lmauro123 | 12 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |
lovely opening to a series and nice reason for how we got the name merlin.
 
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Statistics

Works
60
Also by
1
Members
12,807
Popularity
#1,832
Rating
4.0
Reviews
164
ISBNs
352
Languages
9
Favorited
23

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