I discovered it not that long ago and became hooked. There is so much detail in this series. It pulls you right in and you feel like you are apart of Merlin's world.
In the beginning, a young boy has just regained consciousness and finds he, along with a woman with long blond hair and a tattered blue tunic, are washed up on a beach. The boy encounters a boar as he is walking toward the woman, which tries to attack him and the woman. It stamps its foot on the ground, signaling that it is going to attack. With tusks like razor blades, it charges at the boy. He tries to drag the woman into a hollowed out tree trunk. He puts the woman in first, then tries to fit himself in but is too big. A beautiful stag leaps from the forest and stands between him and the boar. The stag and the boar fight. Angrily, the boar retreats. The stag looks at the boy with the deepest eyes the boy would ever see. The stag and the boar fade away, and soon the woman regains consciousness. The woman declares herself the boy's mother, and that her name is Branwen and his is Emrys. Years later, Emrys finds that he has magical powers and eventually uses them to defend Branwen against a terrorizing bully who is trying to burn her at the stake. Tragically, he accidentally sets a tree on fire which collapses on a boy whom Emrys tries to save and fails.
That is just a tiny piece of this series.
And guess what? It is being made into a movie!
You can read more about that here:
I'm going to be keeping an eye for it.
You can learn more about T.A. Barron on his website and follow him on Twitter and Facebook
He also has a Youtube page:
And the first book in Merlin, The Lost Years can be found here:
Definitely worth having a look.
Have a great day everyone. Happy reading!