A Wizard's Wings (Merlin Saga Series #5)

A Wizard's Wings (Merlin Saga Series #5)

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by T. A. Barron
     
 

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As winter's longest night approaches, Merlin faces the most difficult challenge of his life—to unite all of Fincayra against the evil warlord Rhita Gawr. But in the midst of this comes the mysterious Sword Arms, who is hunting and attacking Fincayra's children. With tensions high, can Merlin unite the battling forces deep within himself to save the children,

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As winter's longest night approaches, Merlin faces the most difficult challenge of his life—to unite all of Fincayra against the evil warlord Rhita Gawr. But in the midst of this comes the mysterious Sword Arms, who is hunting and attacking Fincayra's children. With tensions high, can Merlin unite the battling forces deep within himself to save the children, unify the Fincayrans, and regain the long lost wings that will enable him—and his people—to choose their true destiny?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101641828
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/12/2011
Series:
Merlin Saga Series , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
176,804
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
File size:
1 MB
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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The Wings of Merlin (Lost Years of Merlin Series #5) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
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The whole book is great, but the end is dissapointing and rather sad. The best book in the series in my opinion is The Fires of Merlin, or The Seven Songs of Merlin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing series
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Meriln is the best book i have ever read in the hole world....loovvveeee it!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing series
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Just bought it and cant wait to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love tis series and this is the next book. Yay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the books leading up to this one, and i have to say, its better than Harry Potter!! Great series. Great book! I highly reccomend this book to any fantasy/adventure fans, especially if you have read about the actual Merlin. This one particular book reveals many secrets about Merlin, and the others like Rhia and... oops! Spoilers! Mmm heartbread and larkon juice... you'll figure out what those are if you read the books! Tempting no? Read it.
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DallasFabulously More than 1 year ago
The Wings Of Merlin is the fifth installment in the Lost Years Of Merlin series, taking place in the ancient land of Wales and the mystical land of Fincayra in the late childhood years of Merlin. The series starts around the time when Merlin finds his powers, which he first believes to be cursed. As Merlin grows older, and more powerful, so do his challenges. All of his challenges are a part of defeating Rhita Gawr, the wicked spirit warlord wanting to connect the universes and then control them all. In this book, Stagmar, Merlin's father and corrupt former king, has broken free of his prison and is trying to find Merlin's mother who he believes has betrayed him and been a traitor. As well as this, as the great spirit and enemy of Rhita Gawr, Dagda, claims, the Earth and Fincayra's orbits are going to come so close that the two lands shall nearly touch and a doorway shall open and if anyone were to cross it, it would cause great peril. Young Merlin must gather all of the dismissive Fincayrans will not listen to him and band together. I consider this whole series, masterful, though sometimes repetitive. As the series progresses more characters possessing unique characteristics are introduced, adding wonderful spices to T.A. Barron's magical stew. The structure of each book and story is similar, but T.A. Barron knows exactly how to repeat a story but change it just enough to seem familiar but still capture and keep your interest. Reviewed By: Leon Bravely
krissiescott More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to people who love magic and witchcraft and want to learn more about Merlin's past. When I read it some things surprised me for I didn't know all about Merlin's past. It starts with him learning that the place he lives Fincayra is in trouble for the Otherworld wants to take over it and control it. So Merlin and his friends have to protect it and learn how to get their wings back. Merlin goes to the Forgotten Island and learns that because the humans and other creatures abused the wings the wings were taken away. So the only way to get them back is to gather all the creatures together and destroy the Otherworld and rejoice together. Then when everyone had gathered together the fight broke out. It was a long and difficult battle but Merlin and his friends won. They all started to rejoice and then they got their wings back but Merlin had a choice to make. He could stay and keep his wings or go follow a prophecy and go to Britannia to give his sword to the king and loose his wings. It was a difficult choice but he decide to give up his wings and go to Britannia to give his sword to the chosen king.( We know that king to be King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table)He didn't want to leave but he did.
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Lats year I picked up the series about two months before school ended. During that period I finished books 1-4 and loved them but I never got to The Wings of merlin until late october this year. The Merlin Series is a great series for anyone who likes magic, mythical creatures and fantasy in general.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great series, I have only read the first two but I am going to read on. Great description and adventure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't think of anything cool and catchy to put into the headline because for me it is too hard to put into words how awesome this book is. I picked up the first installment when it first came out and I'm still reading it today. The school library is getting mad at me because im constantly checking it out and no one else is getting a chance to read it. but i finally saved up enough money thanks to christmas to do some major bn.com shopping. The final installment of the series is just timeless. The forever struggle of good vs. evil, light vs dark, life vs death thing still grabs me and drags my soul right into the book until i feel like im right in the middle of the action. Elen is the very figure of Celtic druidic knowledge, a healer historian and mother figure not only to her own children but to all children such as young and resorcefull Lleu. Rhia(nnon) is literally forest personified. Her very actions are similar to trees and her ability to use the Orb of Fire ( though limited ) is almost equal to the way that the forest uses sunlight (though limited). Hallia is lovelier than ever and her own love for merlin pulls you in even farther into the world of fincayra. Cairpre is (well) just like elen which is why i feel that their love for eachother blossomed so quickly. Trouble, through a miniscule part, shows that even those that have passed on are still with us in spirit. Dagda's troubles show that nothing in this world is perfect, everything must give way to something else or else the balance is gone forever and everything is destroyed. Finally, I get to Merlin, or should i say...wait no I wont give out merlins secret name just yet. for you who havent read it must learn it through the book. get ready for an amazing read that will drag you into the world of Fincayra and show that as always seeing isnt believing, believing is seeing for you have to believe in magic before the magic of this book (and all the other books) can pull you into a world, as Elen said, 'isnt wholly of earth nor wholly of heaven, but an in between place'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know what this world was like with out this book! All the threads of the saga are woven together in a magnificent cloth inside this wonderful read. When I shut the book for the final time i was dissapointed because it was over and there were no more books. T.A Barron is brilliant! I loved how many of the aspects of this story turned out to be things that would later appear in the King Aurthur story. His descriptions of nature were great. If I didn't know better I would have thought I was out side. This author has talent beyond recconing and I can only hope that he continues to writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book when I had just finished Rainbow Six, and I was in the library looking for a new book. I found this book. I got sucked into it right away and finished it in just 2 days.