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  • Bibliography:
    26 Books (4 Series)
  • First Book:
    September 1990
  • Latest Book:
    November 2021
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Full Series List in Order

Atlantis Saga

1 - Atlantis Rising (Oct-2013)
2 - Atlantis in Peril (May-2015)
3 - Atlantis Lost (Nov-2016)

The Great Tree of Avalon

1 - Child of the Dark Prophecy (Oct-2004)
2 - Shadows on the Stars (Oct-2005)
3 - The Eternal Flame (Oct-2006)

The Heartlight Saga

1 - Heartlight (Sep-1990)
2 - The Ancient One (1992)
3 - The Merlin Effect (Sep-1994)

The Lost Years of Merlin

1 - The Lost Years of Merlin (1996)
2 - The Seven Songs of Merlin (1997)
3 - The Fires of Merlin (Oct-1998)
4 - The Mirror of Merlin (Jan-1999)
5 - The Wings of Merlin (Jan-2003)
6 - Merlin's Dragon (Sep-2008)
7 - Doomraga's Revenge (Sep-2009)
8 - Ultimate Magic (Oct-2010)
9 - Child of the Dark Prophecy (Oct-2004)
10 - Shadows on the Stars (Oct-2005)
11 - The Eternal Flame (Oct-2006)
12 - Merlin: Book of Magic (Sep-2011)
13 - Giant: The Unlikely Origins of Shim (Nov-2021)

Book List in Order: 26 titles

  • PCL (Pure Condensed Light) = FTL (Faster Than Light travel) A butterfly's wing, a silicon chip, and a new equation for light hold the key to humankind's boldest dream--faster than light travel. A distinguished astronomer and a sensitive young w...

  • When Kate travels to Blade, Oregon to spend a quiet vacation with her Aunt Melanie, she has no idea of the adventures that lie ahead. Blade, Oregon is the home of the magical Lost Crater, in which a grove of giant redwood trees has remained untouched...

  • Kate Gordon has traveled all the way to San Lazaro in Baja California to help her father locate the sunken remains of the Resurrecion--a galleon wrecked in 1547 and believed to cradle in its belly a fortune in gold and silver. But as Kate is about to...

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    Lost for now and day he will become the greatest wizard of all! Orphaned by the raging sea upon the ancient shores of Wales, a boy is forced to confront the riddle of his own mysterious existence. Who is he? What is his name? What is h...

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    Young Merlin has freed Fincayra--the enchanted isle between earth and sky from the terrible blight, taking the first steps an the path to discover the power within him. , But the mystical land is still in danger and his true trials are just beginn...

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    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 ...

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    Through adventures involving a haunted marsh, talking trees, and the creature called the ballymag, the young wizard Merlin continues to experience both his growing powers and his essential humanity, in the fourth installment of the Lost Years of Merl...

  • Where is Grandpa? This question haunts a young boy on the day his grandpa dies. Grandpa has been so richly present in so many places--at the tree house, at the waterfall, at the door ready to carve pumpkins. But where is he now? As the boy searches f...

  • Despite being warned about the trees near the seaside cottage, Rowanna's curiosity has taken hold of her senses and so she is willing to take the risk to get near High Willow in the hopes of getting answers to questions about her past and her family,...

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    Merlin's fragile home on the isle of Fincayra is threatened by the attack of a mysterious warrior with swords for arms and by the escape of Stangmar from his imprisonment, as Merlin continues to move toward his ultimate destiny....

  • Eight-year-old Harriet is determined to climb to the top of Longs Peak in Colorado. To get there, she'll have to overcome steep slopes, a freezing blizzard, and what her wise trail guide calls "surprises." But she simply must try&150both for herself ...

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    Long ago the great wizard Merlin planted the seed that would become the peaceful world of Avalon.

    Now, the enchanted land is in peril, and its fate lies in the hands of three people-but only one of them is Merlin's heir who can save Avalon,...

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    Racing against time, three companions embark on separate, far-reaching quests. Elli must outwit a wrathful dragon and a deadly assassin on her search for a powerful crystal; Scree must confront the darkest secrets of his own past, and Tamwyn must jou...

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    Avalon, the great tree world connecting the earth and the heavens, is about to be destroyed. The warlord Rhita Gawr is bent on conquest--and using an army of deathless warriors, a corrupted crystal, and a plague of arrogance and greed to succeed. ...

  • Not following the path of his relatives, Pico's father sets out to sculpt giant stone statues on his island with the belief that they will come to life and help out in times of trouble, yet thinking it an impossible plan, Pico changes his mind after ...

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    Long ago, at the dawn of Merlin's world, a strange little creature appeared. Part lizard, part bat, his eyes glowed with mysterious light. Meet Basil -- someone very small in size but very large in destiny. When Basil discovers a terrible new threat...

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    The most powerful dragon of all time, Basil, is the loyal friend of the great wizard Merlin. Together, they serve as courageous defenders of the mystical lands of Avalon-now threatened by a creature determined to pitch the realm into darkness.<...

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    Avalon is on the verge of total destruction: an army of warriors, a swarm of fire dragons, and a lethal plague are all laying waste to Merlin s beloved land. But Merlin is nowhere to be found. Leading the fight in his place is Basil, the once tiny li...

  • When T. A. Barron visited the Patagonian Cave of Hands and saw a footprint inside the cave, he knew there was a story there. And so he created the story of Auki, a young boy who knows he's ready to be a hunter, even though his father says he's not ol...

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    The ultimate guide to T. A. Barron's Merlin epic! A luminous gift for fantasy fans! In this extraordinary guide to T. A. Barron's award-winning and New York Times bestselling Merlin saga, readers will discover the mysteries of Merlin's worlds as ...

  • In a magical land called Ellegandia, a young boy named Promi scrapes by, stealing pies, cakes and sweets to survive. But little does he know that his country is a pawn in an ages-old war between good and evil, battled both in the spirit realm and in ...

  • A book of advice from Merlin, the greatest wizard of all time Based on an address he gave to students at the University of Oxford in 2013, T.A. Barron, author of the New York Times bestselling Merlin Saga, channels the wizard Merlin and offers ad...

  • In Atlantis Rising, Promi and Atlanta saved their homeland by transforming it into the magical island of Atlantis. They had hoped that would keep it out of the clutches of the evil spirit warlord Narkazan. But Narkazan has returned, more determined t...

  • Everyone has heard that the once-great island of Atlantis was destroyed . . . but who can tell you how it was created? The thrilling conclusion to the Atlantis trilogy by New York Times bestselling author T.A. Barron! The veil between the Spirit R...

  • A prequel to the bestselling Merlin saga starring Shim, a young giant who must embark on a dangerous adventure when he's shrunk to the size of a man's knee.  *“An excellent jumping-in point for new readers as well as pleasurable reading for es...

Award-Winning Books by T.A. Barron

Atlantis Rising
2014 Nautilus Award -- Young Adult Fiction
Merlin's Dragon
2010 Nautilus Award -- Children's
2011 Nautilus Award -- Fiction-Teen
Shadows on the Stars
2005 Nautilus Award -- Children's Grand Prize
The Wings of Merlin
2001 Nautilus Award -- Children's Literature

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

T.A. Barron has published 26 books.

T.A. Barron does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Giant: The Unlikely Origins of Shim, was published in November 2021.

The first book by T.A. Barron, Heartlight, was published in September 1990.

Yes. T.A. Barron has 4 series.