The Great Tree of Avalon by T. A. Barron
Child of the Dark Prophecy

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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.
As in his acclaimed epic The Lost Years of Merlin, T. A. Barron has created a radiant, richly imagined world, full of high adventure and un-forgettable characters.

 

About T. A. Barron

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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 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.
 
Published January 1, 2004 by Philomel Books. 432 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When they're written well, classic fantasy motifs give a story richness, archetypal depth, and solid scaffolding—but badly done, they cause only wincing.

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Barron's (The Lost Year's of Merlin ) new entry in his Arthurian mythos explores the legend of Avalon, "the Great Tree [that] stands as a bridge betwe

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Barron's (The Lost Year's of Merlin ) new entry in his Arthurian mythos explores the legend of Avalon, "the Great Tree [that] stands as a bridge betwe

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