Merlin and the Ring of Power by Tony Bradman

Merlin and the Ring of Power

Written by Tony Bradman
Illustrated by Nelson Evergreen

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Interest Age 9-12 Reading Age 8+. Young Merlin knows he has been chosen to play an important part in his country’s future. Having come to understand his destiny, and the reasons why he is special, he begins to find his magical powers are growing. But Merlin’s life is always in danger; in this dramatic tale he needs to keep his wits around him if he is to keep himself safe from threats on all sides, including from the King.


Merlin and the Ring of Power by Tony Bradman

Merlin must find a Ring of Power in order to save the kingdom! A gripping sequel to Young Merlin, plotting Merlin's journey from his youth to his mastery of magic. Merlin is doing everything he can to keep Britain from being captured by the Saxons. But when the foolish King decides to try and steal a statue from the Irish, Merlin finds that the Kingdom's enemies have now doubled. The only way to defeat the approaching armies is to find a Ring of Power to amplify Merlin's magic - but will Merlin be able to find one before the enemies attack? With a reading age of 8, this spellbinding story is also suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

About the Author

Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987.

Tony loves films and popular culture. He lives in Beckenham, Kent with his wife Sally and their three children Emma, Helen and Thomas and Rufus the cat.


If you were a Viking warrior, what would your name be? And what about your battle cry?

Which of the places in the book would you most like to visit: Russia, Norway or Constantinople? Why?

If you were a Viking warrior, and could have any person from history/film/books in your gang – who would you choose? And Why? What would the gang be called?

I’d pick all the great Viking warriors – Harald Hardnut, Erik Bloodaxe, the Godwin brothers Tostig and Harold, maybe Thor the Norse God, Beowulf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir and Faramir from Lord of the Rings and loads of others. What would we be called? Why The Cool Vikings, of course!

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64 pages


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26th September 2012




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