The Great Tree of Avalon (Merlin Series #9)

The Great Tree of Avalon (Merlin Series #9)

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by T. A. Barron
     
 

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Long ago, the great wizard Merlin planted the seed that would become the peaceful world of Avalon. Now, though, Avalon is suffering from mysterious droughts. Then the very stars begin to lose their light, and it seems that the Lady of the Lake's dire predictions are about to come true. The fate of Avalon now rests with Tamwyn, a wandering wilderness guide; Elli, an

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Long ago, the great wizard Merlin planted the seed that would become the peaceful world of Avalon. Now, though, Avalon is suffering from mysterious droughts. Then the very stars begin to lose their light, and it seems that the Lady of the Lake's dire predictions are about to come true. The fate of Avalon now rests with Tamwyn, a wandering wilderness guide; Elli, an apprentice priestess; and Scree, a young eagleman. One of them is the true heir of Merlin, the only person who can save Avalon . . . and one of them is the dreaded child of the Dark Prophecy, fated to destroy it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142419274
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/07/2011
Series:
Merlin Saga Series, #9
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
177,333
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet 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.

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Child of the Dark Prophecy (Great Tree of Avalon Trilogy Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is actally the first in the triligy, but for some reason it says that it is book 9. But I do not care, because this book is one of my favorite books ever!!!
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DW-22 More than 1 year ago
Comparable to other series such as Lord of the Rings and Eragon, but not nearly as good. That being said, it is a fun read with imaginative ideas, and has elements that really do shine. Unfortunately, the series deteriorates as it goes on - the first book is definitely the best.
fantasy9 More than 1 year ago
Child of the Dark Prophecy is an outstanding book. It is great for its adventure, and it makes you, the reader, think. This book is a fantastic read, and will keep you going until the end of the trilogy! Like all of T.A. Barron's books, this one is very creative. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to indulge themselves in fantasy and adventure! It is pure genius! You'll never find a book like this so go on and don't be afraid to read it! Child of the Dark Prophecy will make you thirsty for the rest of the trilogy, and more T.A. Barron books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book several years ago as a middle schooler. Overall i would say that it is a good story. It falls along the classic fantasy epic series. My only real complaint is that it is an easy read (which isnt my thing). This is a good book for children between 4th-8th grade in my oppinion.
Anonymous 10 months ago
A psych walks in and kills all of the owls and the guardian.
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Is he, he is my favorite charecter.
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jcwhimsies More than 1 year ago
this book is truly one of my favorites. the characters are very likeable and fun to read about. this book is extremely absorbing and i couldn't put it down! i cant wait to read the rest in the series.
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SteelpenLS More than 1 year ago
T. A. Barron wrote a winner with this story about friends and how they got together in this book one of three. The way he wrote it made it easy to follow the story on there mission to save there world from evil and destroy life as they how it.
arianaxg More than 1 year ago
It was thrilling and adventurous.
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KrissyWhit8118 More than 1 year ago
"The Great Tree of Avalon: Child of the Dark Prophecy" by T.A. Barron is a very well written and interesting science fiction novel. This novel tells the story of four characters: Scree the eagleman, Tamwyn the human, Briana the elf, and Ellie, the priestess. All of them are on a journey to restore peace in their homeland, Avalon. They must defeat the wizard (who's name is unknown) who is trying to lead Avalon with his evil powers. On their journey they face many different challenges but always find a way to get through them. The four characters learn what true friendship means, how to love and lose, and work together. The positives of this book, is the plot the author put in was suspenseful and full of action that you were able to picture in your head. Another positive was the characters were new, different, and had a mix of personalities. Some negatives of the book was at times, it tended to switch from one character's thoughts, to another character's thoughts and you end up confused and wondering which character you are reading about. Also, the author set up the book as if you were supposed to know all about Avalon, and the different places within it, but you don't. An example is in the beginning the novel states: "Long ago in Fireroot there was a mother and a son..." but you don't know where Fireroot is or what it is. The writing style of the author is a little harder and complex to read. T.A. Barron used third person omniscient narrative which is knowing what all characters are thinking/doing. The author used long, complex sentences that were sometimes hard to understand. However, T.A. Barron used sensory details of smell and touch which made the multiple settings of the book vividly pictured in your mind. Also, the tone of the book seemed more loose and casual making you feel comfortable about the writing. The word choice of the author was longer words that the reader may not have heard of. Other similar novels/short stories are "The Great Tree" by T.A. Barron. It is said to be a "must read" and very interesting. "Number The Stars" by T.A. Barron is the second book of the "Great Tree" series, and is exciting, thrilling, and the characters are even better than the first novel. I recommend "The Great Tree of Avalon" because of the vivid pictures that are painted in your mind when the author talks about the settings and characters. The novel has an interesting twist to it, and is different than many other novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book put me to sleep several times.
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