Friday, June 21, 2013

Snips and Specs: The Merlin's Beard Edition

On this summer solstice, I’m excited to share with you all an upcoming book from one of my favorite childhood authors!

T.A Barron, author of The Lost Years of Merlin series and Tree Girl, has recently announced that his new novel, Atlantis Rising, is set to be released on September 26, 2013!

I think the Merlin series fell under the radar of a lot of YA readers, maybe because it tends to be classed as children’s lit. But if you loved Harry Potter as much as I did (okay, let’s be real… as much as I DO, present tense, and WILL FOREVER), you should do yourself a solid and read some T.A. Barron.

Just as the Merlin series serves as an origin story, in which we meet the young wizard first coming into his powers (srsly, HP readers, get on this before the movie comes out), Atlantis Rising will be an origin story of how the famous underwater city was created. Featuring young heroes! A magical world! And a love story! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to DIVE right in! (Too much? ...Not enough?)

Do you, too, have a mad book crush on the young Merlin? Or on T.A. Barron himself? Will you be reading Atlantis Rising? Let me know in the comments!


1 comment:

  1. I never realized T.A. Barron was such a cutie! I really liked his Merlin series, but I got more into his other Avalon series...the names escape me now. I feel like I haven't read many novels that are set in Atlantis, so this should be interesting!


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