Created By: Dark_Awesome on July 8, 2014 Last Edited By: Dark_Awesome on July 9, 2014
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Literature: The Merlin Saga

The Merlin Saga, a series of novels by T. A. Barron

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This series of novels by T. A. Barron follows Merlin, a wise and powerful wizard, and his journey across Avalon. It was published in twelve volumes in the years 1996-2011.


This series contains examples of:

  • Shoulder-Sized Dragon — The main focus of The Dragon of Avalon and the following two books, Basil, is a small dragon.
  • The Nose Knows — Inverted: Basil can make others smell things.
  • Stronger with AgeBasil again. Although he is tiny for most of the first book he's in, he turns out to be of a species of dragons that take an especially long time to grow but once mature are much bigger and stronger than most other dragons.
Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • July 8, 2014
    Dark_Awesome
    I was looking through the site when I found that one of my favorite books does not yet have a works page. When I looked it up online, I found that it was not just the one book but a whole, large series that was even then separated into a few smaller sub-series. The problem is that I have never read the other books in the series, and the book I did read (book 6, the Dragon of Avalon) I have not touched in years and no longer even own.

    Still, with such an awesome series, there has to be at least a few people who have read it out there that can help. Here's the list of tropes I remember the book I read having:

    Shoulder Sized Dragon - The main focus of the Dragon of Avalon and the following two books, Basil.

    The Nose Knows - a bit inverted, as Basil can make others smell things.

    Stronger With Age - Basil again. He turns out to be of a species of dragons that take an especially long time to grow but once mature are much bigger and stronger than most other dragons.

    I couldn't find the trope for this, but throughout the world there are several different types of dragons, each with it's own element based on its native land.

    If anyone else has read the series and could help to create the page, please respond.

    Also, if enough information is gathered, it might be a good idea to separate the series into some of its smaller segments.
  • July 8, 2014
    rodneyAnonymous
    Needs more examples of trope usage from people familiar with the work. Also it seems like none of the current ones should have spoiler tags in them.
  • July 8, 2014
    Koveras
    @Dark_Awesome: Have you checked out the How To Collect Tropes page yet? It can get you started on the trope list very fast.

    I'd also like to point out that "Series" namespace is reserved for TV series, while novel series go under Literature namespace.
  • July 9, 2014
    Dark_Awesome
    The current spoiler tags are their because those are the main points of the plot, and they would lessen the epic-ness of The Reveal

    Thank you for the "how to collect tropes" link, though.
  • July 9, 2014
    Dark_Awesome
    WHY DOES NO ONE KNOW THIS SERIES!

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