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The Great Tree of Avalon Child of the Dark Prophecy (Hardcover)

Author:  T. A. Barron
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0399237631
ISBN-13: 9780399237638
Sku: 36499588
Publish Date: 10/1/2004
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.75T
Pages:  434
Age Range:  14 to UP
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As the peaceful world of Avalon is threatened with a series of mysterious droughts and the very stars begin to lose their light, Tamwyn, a wandering wilderness guide; Elli, an apprentice priestess; and Scree, a young eagleman, hold the fate of Avalon in their hands--but one of them is the child of the Dark Prophecy, destined to destroy it. 100,000 first printing. *Author: Barron, T. A. *Series Title: Great Tree of Avalon *Subtitle: Child of the Dark Prophecy *Publication Date: 2004/10/01 *Number of Pages: 434 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 6.50 *Height: 9.75
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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.
The author of the LOST YEARS OF MERLIN series begins another epic fantasy of the King Arthur era. The great tree of Avalon "stands as a bridge between Earth and heaven, mortal and immortal" and sprouted from "a seed won by Merlin on his journey through a magical mirror." The tree's seven roots comprise seven worlds with different populations and appearances: Shadowroot, Fireroot, Woodroot, Stoneroot, Airroot, Waterroot, and Mudroot. The story focuses on Tamwyn ("Dark Flame"), who believes that he's the prophesied Dark Child, born in the year of darkness, who will eventually destroy his own adored Avalon, and he desperately wants to escape this fate. He's accompanied by Scree, an "eagleboy" kidnapped as a child and raised with Tamwyn, and Elli, a priestess's apprentice intently seeking Merlin's heir in order to prevent the foretold cataclysm. A fantastical cast of fairies, sprites, and shape-shifters appear in this witty and violent flight of imagination.


"Barron's reimagined both richly conceived and imaginatively drawn...The characters are compelling...[T]his high fantasy will surely please readers...." 01/01/2005

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0434
Product attributePublisher:   Philomel Books
Product attributeSeries Part:   01
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