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Ultimate Magic (Merlin's Dragon #3)

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In this final book of the Merlin's Dragon trilogy, T. A. Barron brings this saga to a thrilling—if bittersweet—end.

Avalon is on the verge of total destruction: an army of warriors, a swarm of fire dragons, and a lethal plague are all laying waste to Merlin's beloved land. But Merlin is nowhere to be found. Leading the fight in his place is Basil, the once tiny lizard who i
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 9th 2011 by Puffin Books (first published October 14th 2010)
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Aug 18, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
T.A. Barron does it again with this enchanting and action-filled third book in the Merlin's Dragon series! Ultimate Magic picks up right where Book 2, Doomraga's Revenge, left off, with the threat of the mysterious "darker than dark" evil that's haunting the wonderful world of Avalon. Basilgarrad, everybody's favorite gargantuan emerald green dragon, can barely keep up with the conflict growing in his magical realm. However, in the end, and with the help of a few friends, he might be just be abl ...more
Jan 07, 2013 Ben rated it liked it
This book, this particular trilogy within the Merlin saga, has been fine, perhaps even good. But it does not live up to the Lost Years 5 books and I am now wishing they had left it a separate series. Its a good fun read. I just have a few issues, the time thing is always messed up first you spend all this time doing nothing, then everything happens in a week, then you find out its hundreds of years later, but everybody, including the non-magical Krysallus is still around. I just don't like that. ...more
Oct 25, 2013 Victorkehs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really like how the author pulls togther fantasy, fiction, and destiny, and magic. He creates a wonderful world in my mind, and I feel as though the book is happening all around me! I really love this triology and hope you will read it as well! I hope to see more books by this author.

Basil is one of the main characters in the book, and is quite a bit like me. He hates anything that threatens the world around him. He is kind, caring and hopes to stop evil from overrunnig his world
Jeffrey Koh
Apr 05, 2015 Jeffrey Koh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series has been most captivating. I enjoy the author's work and him writing about Merlin. Not much is known about the wizard and everything about King Arthur. The author goes to find out about Merlin and spins out a world most fascinating and alluring. His writing style is easy to understand and the characters are funny and filled with energy. There is also a lot of plots and adventure. In this series, the mighty dragon saves the day.
Hadar Ernst
Oct 28, 2015 Hadar Ernst rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is scary and exciting. Perfect for Harry Potter fans. One scary part is when Basilgarrad starts to find Doomraga on his own (without Merlin). When Merlin comes back you think Avalon won't end! Doomraga is very terrifying at the end.
Paul Lunger
Aug 13, 2012 Paul Lunger rated it it was amazing
The 8th book in T.A. Barron's Merlin series "Ultimate Magic" is the finale to the saga of Merlin's Dragon. In this book, we have the final battle with Doomraga, the return of Merlin & a surprise by Krystallus. Barron's story is as engaging as ever & Basil is his usual treat along with Maryna. The action also moves at a breakneck pace & the separate storylines keep moving long in such a way that when they merge in the climactic finale it doesn't feel forced & is an ending that is ...more
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Anthony Faber
Merlin's Dragon #3 or Merlin #8. I think this one starts with a jarring continuity error, though I'm too lazy and unmotivated to actually check to make sure. A mediocre end to a mediocre series.

I didn't like this series as much as the Lost Years ones.
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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 1990, he surprised his business partners by moving back to Colorado to become a writer and conservationist. Since then he has written o ...more
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Merlin's Dragon (3 books)
  • Merlin's Dragon (Merlin's Dragon, #1)
  • Doomraga's Revenge (Merlin's Dragon trilogy, #2)

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“Hope is sometimes fleeting, but always precious. Sad to say, when the battle began, most of my companions had no hope at all.” 4 likes
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