Winter’s longest night is rapidly approaching as Merlin faces the most difficult challenge of his life: to unite all the people of Fincayra against an invasion by the evil Rhita Gawr. But how can one man, in two weeks’ time, gather them all—the dwarves, the canyon eagles, the walking trees, the living stones, and more—when none of them will listen? And now comes the mysterious Swordarms, who is hunting down Fincayra’s children. Only if Merlin can unite the battling forces within himself, can he save the children, unify the Fincayrans, and regain the long lost wings that will enable him, and his people, to choose their true destiny.
Strange wickedness is rising from a remote swamp on the magical isle of Fincayra. To save his homeland, as well as his own destiny, young Merlin must voyage to frightening places–both on the land and in himself.
Joined by Hallia, the deer-woman he has grown to love, and by his own mischievous shadow, Merlin discovers a magical mirror that can alter anyone’s fate. But when he looks into it, the person he sees is the person he least expects to find.
Brimming with passion and spiritual depth, T. A. Barron’s fourth book in The Lost Years of Merlin epic adds a spellbinding new dimension to the legend of Merlin, the towering figure who becomes the mentor to King Arthur and the greatest sage of his time.
The third audiobook in The Lost Years of Merlin series finds Merlin facing his greatest challenge yet in order to save the realm.
Long ago on the magical island of Fincayra, the last emperor of the dragons took revenge against the realm for the slaughter of his mate and their only offspring. Merlin’s grandfather–a mighty wizard–saved the land by casting a sleeping spell over the dragon.
The dragon called Wings of Fire has awakened from his enchanted slumber. Prophecy dictates that only the descendant of the wizard who first defeated the dragon possesses the power to stop him. Before Merlin can go to battle, he must conquer his own fears by confronting the sorceress who has stolen his magical talisman–a talisman needed to stop Wings of Fire. But according to the prophecy, the one who destroys the dragon must also die . . .
To save his ailing mother, young Merlin must master the Seven Songs of Wisdom passed down from his grandfather, a legendary wizard. Only then can he journey to the spiritual Otherworld to obtain the elixir he needs. But the quest involves a task Merlin must perform – defeating a vile ogre whose merest glance means death. And even more difficult for the young wizard, he must discover the secret of seeing – not with his eyes but with his heart.
Washed up on the shores of ancient Wales, the boy had no home, no memory and no name… he was determined to find all three.
This best-selling series follows the adventures and training of young Merlin on the mist-shrouded isle of Fincayra, an enchanted land between earth and sky that is being destroyed by blight. With this land’s inhabitants to guide him, the boy will learn that Fincayra’s fate and his own quest are strangely interwined.
He is destined to become the greatest wizard of all time–known to all as Merlin.
“Fans who have followed young Merlin through his many adventures will still enjoy trekking with him.” (The Horn Book)