Lost Years of Merlin T. A. Barron Penguin Publishing Group 1999
Under the wing of the mysterious Branwen, who claims to be his mother, the nameless boy learns the lore of such ancient peoples as the Celts and the Druids.
But to discover his identity and the secret of his own powers, he must escape to the mist-shrouded isle of Fincayra, an enchanted land between earth and sky that is being destroyed by blight.
With this land's inhabitants to guide him, the boy will learn that Fincayra's fate and his own quest are strangely intertwined.
He is destined to become the greatest wizard of all time.
History will name him Merlin….