Ultimate Magic ( Merlin (Puffin) #08 )
"First published in the United States of America as Merlin's dragon: ultimate magic by Philomel Books"--T.p. verso.
The dragon Basil leads the ultimate battle to save the land of Avalon, and finally must decide whether to obey his dear friend Merlin's request, even though it means giving up his powers as a warrior.
T.A. Barron is the award-winning author of fantasy novels such as The Lost Years of Merlin epic--soon to be a major motion picture. He serves on a variety of environmental and educational boards including The Nature Conservancy and The Land and Water Fund of the Rockies, and is the founder of a national award for heroic children. Following a life-changing decision to leave a successful business career to write full-time in 1990, Barron has written seventeen books, but is happiest when on the mountain trails with his wife, Currie, and their five children.
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 is now the most powerful dragon in Avalon. But to restore peace, the mastermind behind this chaos, Doomraga, will need to be discovered and destroyed before his power grows stronger and Avalon and its inhabitants are beyond saving. For Basil to triumph, he and his friends may need to make the ultimate sacrifice.
- Booklist 09/15/2010 pg. 65 (EAN 9780399252174, Hardcover)
- School Library Journal 02/01/2011 pg. 111 (EAN 9780399252174, Hardcover)
- Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2011 pg. 64 (EAN 9780399252174, Hardcover)
- Wilson Middle/Jr. High Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780399252174, Hardcover)