Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
This is the first in a series of books about King Arthur's powerful wizard friends when he was a boy. Emrys, as he is known in this book, has no memory before he washed ashore with a woman who claims to be his mother. They are living in a small village when he discovers that he has the power to light fires. But when defending his mother against a local bully he is blinded by his own fire. Emrys travels away from the village and meets a dwarf and a young girl. He also discovers that he is able to see with his own "second sight". Working with his new friends he tries to save an island from a pact made by an evil king.