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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,832 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T.A. Barron Narrator: Richard Easton Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN:
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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. And when the very stars begin to lose their light, it seems that the Lady of the Lake's dire predictions are about to come true. The fate of Avalon now rests with three young people: Tamwyn, a wandering wilderness guide; Elli, an apprentice priestess; and Scree, a young eagle man. 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/17/2014

    " I read one of T.A. Barron's books when I was younger, and it was one of my favorites. When I found this series, I was excited to dive right in. That said, for some reason, it was a slow start for me. It took me 269 pages to get into it, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. I think I didn't really connect with the characters at first, and there were too many story lines being introduced to really hold my attention. But once you get all the characters straight, and their stories start converging, it a very good read. I can't wait to read the other books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qt | 2/14/2014

    " This is the first of a trilogy, but so far, this is the only one I've read. I think I liked T.A. Barron's other books better, but I did quite enjoy it and look forward to more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/8/2014

    " What I loved the most about this novel was all of the unique and interesting characters. There's so much interesting background information about the world of Avalon, and Barron's stories are so detailed and magical... I loved the character Tamwyn the most, this whole trilogy was so difficult to put down and I loved it so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Biscuit247 | 2/5/2014

    " This book keeps on moving which I love! The main reason why I didn't give it five stars is because it is too much like Star Wars (sometimes more obvious then others), not that I don't like Star Wars, I just like to find very original stories. There are two characters that just left a bad taste: Batty who talks just like Jar Jar Binks and the mud people who are the oldest and most wise talk just like Yoda. It's just uncool to me (besides that I hate Jar Jar...) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanderer | 1/31/2014

    " I think the reason why "The Great Tree of Avalon: Child of the Dark Prophecy" works for so many different people is because almost everyone has heard about Merlin the Wizard. However, they've just never heard the story about the worlds he used to call home, worlds that came into being because of T.A. Barron's rather brilliant imagination. Imagine a tree many times the size of all the planets in the Milky Way put together. This tree is made up of seven roots, each the size of a continent or two; a trunk (with the roots as immense as they are, just think about and try to comprehend the massiveness of the trunk); and the far-reaching branches, which are countless in number. Imagine if there was no sun, but the stars became brighter during day and dimmer during night. In Avalon, the possibilities are endless, and are as many as the stars in the sky. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caryn | 1/29/2014

    " After six books, I have yet to be disappointed by T A Barron. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/16/2014

    " I thought this book was really good. It was exciting all the time and it was entertaining to read. You loved to hate some of the characters personality's, but that is what made it really good. If you like fantasy this is a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Kilby | 1/12/2014

    " It's your pretty much your stereotypical fantasy novel, but I happen to love them! I definitely plan on continuing with the series. Fun characters! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 1/9/2014

    " This is the follow up series to The lost years of Merlin Saga, and it is just as great. T.A. Barron is a wonderful author, and his ideas on the life of Merlin sucks you right in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 1/8/2014

    " I love this series, they are rather gripping at times and have a great story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 12/10/2013

    " Not as good as his Lost Years of Merlin series, but fans of those books should definitely continue on by reading this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arthur | 12/1/2013

    " I think it would be a popular story. I borrowed this from the library. I noticed it made some reference to tales TAB had written about The Lost Years, etc. (only if I read). I really liked the surprises and the characters that evolve quickly enough for understanding in the story as even I would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbi Rightmyer | 6/8/2013

    " This YA series is a new adaptation of the legends of Avalon and the mysteries of Merlin. Full review to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cole Eckholm | 5/20/2013

    " This book wasn't that good. It was boring until a little past the middle. I'd give it 3 stars because once you start reading the middle of the book, it gets interesting. It is hard to understand though. That is why I would give it 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 12/8/2012

    " A little long, first to the series. But the story is really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maya | 2/4/2012

    " This book was a little hard to get into...but it got a lot better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jana | 10/23/2011

    " I think that this is a really cool book. I am going to read the second one as soon as I can. I read his other Merlin series and I love to see the story continued. T. A. Barron is very good at building characters and making you love them. He is also very good at near death experiences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica Silvermead | 10/16/2011

    " All three of these books are amazing. T. A. Barron is an amazin writer, and i find elements of these characters become part of my personality after reading these books a few times "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha Owens | 6/14/2011

    " Normally I do not fancy fantasy books, but this author writes so well! Fantasy tale of a magical seed that beats like a heart and grows into the tree of Avalon...unusual book with great descriptive characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Garness | 5/13/2011

    " whould have been 5 but had bad ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabel Reitzes | 5/4/2011

    " THIS IS GREAT! The author really brings the world of Avalon to life! I really like the characters Nuic and Henni! They are so awesome! Nuic is like some old silly grump, and Henni is just plain silly! And Tamwyn rules the world, might i add. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 3/6/2011

    " Same lines as the other 2 in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/8/2011

    " Turn of events of this book took me by surprise, but overall great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/8/2011

    " This series came out before 2006, but I can't remember when. My students really enjoyed it, as did my husband and I. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 10/30/2010

    " This is really a book about not giving up. I almost cried at the part where Rhia died. Even though, I really liked reading it, because it gave a really in-depth answer as to how Merlin's Staff got those symbols carved into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 10/4/2010

    " Not as good as the first but still really good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 10/2/2010

    " I couldn't take my eyes off of it! (Literally) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 9/20/2010

    " This book made Merlin become a better wizard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodee | 9/2/2010

    " Good Clean sequel. Merlin is a bit selfish and a big know it all in this book but by the end he changes which is a good thing. Happy ending also. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 7/26/2010

    " Decent but read kind of like a videogame (his staff lights up with different icons to show what he's learned). Also, the main character is a jerk (yeah, Merlin). His character development seems to be making him less of a jerk, which isn't exactly the same thing as wise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 5/17/2010

    " This series is growing on me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 4/28/2010

    " After reading the first in the series, you are hook for the long haul. The second installment in the series is better than the first with more adventure, new friends and Merlin learning to see not with his eyes, but with his heart. "

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