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Thomas A. (T.A.) Barron is an American author of YA fantasy novels and nature-themed non-fiction books. He writes the Merlin Saga, Atlantis Saga and the Heroic Adventures of Kate series. Barron grew up in Massachusetts and Colorado and quickly gained a great appreciation for nature and the natural world. He attended Princeton University and Balliol College, Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar) and earned his business and law degrees from Harvard University. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was president of a company in New York City. Upon the career switch, he moved back to Colorado, where he could also pursue conservationism.

T.A. Barron became a published author in 1990 with the novel Heartlight. Below is a list of T.A. Barron’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Adventures Of Kate Books


Heartlight(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ancient One(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Merlin Effect(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lost Years Of Merlin Books


The Lost Years(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seven Songs(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Raging Fires(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mirror of Fate(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Wizard's Wings(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Great Tree Of Avalon Books


The Great Tree of Avalon(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows on the Stars(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eternal Flame(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Merlin’s Dragon Books


The Dragon of Avalon(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doomraga's Revenge(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ultimate Magic(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Merlin Saga Non-Fiction Books


The Book of Magic(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wisdom of Merlin(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Atlantis Saga Books


Atlantis Rising(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Atlantis in Peril(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Atlantis Lost(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Tree Girl(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High as a Hawk(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day the Stones Walked(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Where is Grandpa?(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Hands(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High as a Hawk(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day the Stones Walked(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


To Walk in Wilderness(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rocky Mountain National Park: A 100 Year Perspective(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hero's Trail: A Hiking Guide for a Heroic Life(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Lost Years was originally published as The Lost Years of Merlin. The Seven Songs was originally titled The Seven Songs of Merlin. The Raging Fires was originally published as The Fires of Merlin. The Mirror of Fate was originally published as The Mirror of Merlin. A Wizard’s Wings was originally published as The Wings of Merlin. The Dragon of Avalon was originally titled Merlin’s Dragon. The Great Tree of Avalon was originally published under the title Child of the Dark Prophecy.

Rocky Mountain National Park: A 100 Year Perspective was written with John Fielder and Enos Mills.

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T.A. Barron Synopsis: In The Hero’s Trail by T.A. Barron, Barron uses a hiking trail as a metaphor for heroes like Wilma Rudolph, Anne Frank, Stephen Hawking and others. Most of this heroes aren’t famous, but have done great things, like saving their brothers or sisters from a fire, fought against prejudice in school or helped raise money for a small African community. This book is perfect for kids, parents and teachers looking for ideal role models for the youth of today to look up to and to see exactly what makes a true hero.

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