The Lost Years of Merlin
To celebrate the epic, which has sold over a million copies, Philomel has created a stunning paperover-board edition with fantastical new cover art by Justin Sweet to enchant and en...more
Emrys does not know who he is, who his parents are, or what his real name is. After a terrible fire that leaves him almost blind, Emrys sets out to sea to find where he belongs. He finds himself in a terrible storm and is washed onto a shore, half ...more
Não consegui interessar-me por esta história.
Tentei, ainda cheguei à página 191 (!), mas desisto.
Tudo muito déjá-(l)vu, e uma escrita que não consegue prender-me - o que pode dever-se, em parte, à tradução (de vez em quando, há frases que não fazem muito sentido).
Ao contrário do que diz a capa ("Se é fã do género fantástico ou da série Harry Potter, não pode deixar de ler Merlin - Os Anos Perdidos"), este livro é mais adequado a quem ainda não tenha lido (muita) fantasi ...more
Too much description for my taste.If there's one thing I don't like it's a book whose plot is really good but has too many unnecessary descriptions.I don't really care how the sky looked when Emrys woke up or how the grass smelled when he traveled.I kind of liked Shim,but Rhia is a different story-you know I'm not a fan of insta-connection between characters.I'm also not liking the fact that Emrys saved his cruel father but left his mother easily.I mean,the woman took care of yo ...more
Cute, clean, middle grade novel. I think primary school me would have given this 5⭐️. But being that im in college it was young for me which I expected but i really did enjoy Merlin before he became Merlin. It was a unique interpretation of what the author thinks about the person that Merlin was before he was all powerful
***SPOILER ALERT*** Emrys and Branwen washed up on shore to an unknown place. Emrys was in pain and he couldn't remember anything. He couldn't remeber who he was or how he had gotten there and he couldn't ...more
(Character Analysis)Merlin really showed his true colors when he learns that he can do magic. At firs ...more
Our protagonist's one-dimensional motivation propels him through a story populated exclusively by static NPCs. The reading experience is like playing a short linear-narrative RPG where each character is waiting off-screen for the designated hero to show up, trigger an encounter, and move the story forward.
A reasonably entertaining series start, but not one I'd bother to repeat or comp ...more
There was just the right amount of travelling and we didn’t get mind numbing descriptions of every individual leaf along the way.
The plot was constantly moving forward while still taking the time to build the world around you.
Although it is a YA novel it is not centred around a romantic r ...more
The story opens with a dream se ...more
The opening lines of the story remind the reader of the popular scene when an arm rises from the water holding Excalibur.
Emrys washes up on a shore, alone at first, and has no memory of who he is and how or why he got to this place. He no ...more
Unfortunately, I came into this as an adult, already fascinated with Arthurian legend (so some of this felt a little far fetched) and right on the heels of Mary Stewart's excellent Merlin saga, so I think this fell a little flatter than it would have otherwise.
In this excellent tale of the wizard between the mortal and divine, voices appear in Merlin's head and he wants his memory back to know who and what he is. Later Merlin learns, like Luke Sky Walker in Star Wars, that his father is the evil one. It is in Chapter 4 "Sacred Time" that Merlin recreates the classic myth of the eternal return, rebirth.
Other books in the series
"The rain began falling, it's sound merging with the splashing river and the singing trees. Branches streamed like waterfalls of green. Tiny rivers cascaded down every trunk, twisting through moss meadows and bark canyons. All the while, I rode out the gale. I could not have felt wetter. I could not have felt freer.
"When, at last, the storm subsided, the entire world seemed newly born. Sunbeams danced on rain-washed leaves. Curling columns of mist rose from every glade. The forest's colors shown more vivid, its smells struck more fresh. And I understood, for the first time in my life, that the Earth was always being remade, that life was always being renewed. That it may have been the afternoon of this particular day, but it was still the very morning of Creation.”