Merlin Book 5: A Wizard’s Wings

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Merlin Book 5: A Wizard’s Wings

A Wizards Wings Cover

T. A. Barron

Original title
The Wings of Merlin



Merlin Saga


Penguin Group USA

Publication date


Media type
Print (Hardcover)

352 pp (hardcover edition)



LC Class
PZ7.B27567 Wi 2000

Preceded by
Merlin Book 4: The Mirror of Fate

Followed by
Merlin Book 6: The Dragon of Avalon

A Wizard’s Wings

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A Wizard’s Wings is a children’s fantasy novel by T. A. Barron. A Wizard’s Wings is the fifth book in a 12-book series known as The Merlin Saga. This book was originally published as The Wings of Merlin, book five of The Lost Years of Merlin epic, a 5-book series providing a childhood story for the legendary Merlin, wizard of Arthurian legend.
Though the character Merlin is world-famous as an ancient wizard, this story of his lost youth is original to the author. In this series, Merlin searches for his true identity while overcoming perilous odds. One can watch Merlin as he learns to use his powers for good and discovers his strengths and weaknesses. Merlin is also given the task of ending evil in the land and finds out secrets of his past that change his life.
Plot summary[edit]
As winter’s long night approaches, Merlin is met with his most difficult challenge – unifying all of Fincayra against an evil invasion by Rhita Gawr. With time exceedingly short, how can one young man possibly bring them all – dwarves, canyon eagles, walking trees, and more – together? Added to this already huge task is the appearance of the mysterious slayer, who has been hunting down the children of Fincayra.
As he struggles to unite the Fincayrans and save the children, Merlin must also find the secret of the long lost wings that will enable him – and his people – to choose their true destiny.