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T A Barron

(Thomas A Barron)
USA flag (1952 - )

T.A. Barron grew up in Colorado ranch country and traveled widely as a Rhodes Scholar. Though he'd dreamed of becoming a writer, he couldn't find anyone to publish his first novel. He joined a business, eventually became president, then decided to try again. So in 1989, he surprised his business partners by moving back to Colorado to become a writer and conservationist. Since then he has written over twenty highly acclaimed novels, children's books, and nature books, many of which are international best sellers. He has won the Nautilus Award, given to books that inspire a better world, along with many honors from the American Library Association and the International Reading Association. His books, now in twelve languages, include The Lost Years of Merlin (currently being developed into a feature film), The Great Tree of Avalon (a New York Times best-selling series), The Ancient One (the tale of a brave girl and a magical tree), and The Hero's Trail (nonfiction stories of courageous kids). His favorite pastime is hiking, camping, or skiing in Colorado with his family, which he does at every opportunity.
Adventures of Kate
1. Heartlight (1990)
2. The Ancient One (1992)
3. The Merlin Effect (1994)
1. The Lost Years (1996)
     aka The Lost Years of Merlin
2. The Seven Songs (1997)
     aka The Seven Songs of Merlin
3. The Raging Fires (1998)
     aka The Fires of Merlin
4. The Mirror of Fate (1999)
     aka The Mirror of Merlin
5. A Wizard's Wings (2000)
     aka The Wings of Merlin
6. The Dragon of Avalon (2008)
     aka Merlin's Dragon
7. Doomraga's Revenge (2009)
8. Ultimate Magic (2010)
9. The Great Tree of Avalon (2004)
     aka Child of the Dark Prophecy
10. Shadows on the Stars (2005)
11. The Eternal Flame (2006)
12. The Book of Magic (2011)
T.A. Barron Set (omnibus) (2004)
The Wisdom of Merlin (2015)
Non fiction
T A Barron recommends
The Last Panther (2017)
Todd Mitchell
"A boldly original, profoundly wise, deeply moving book. It's a rare gift to any reader, as well as to out planet."

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