eBook Review: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

The Chronicles of Prydain

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – The Chronicles of Prydain is a series of five children’s fantasy novels by Lloyd Alexander. Henry Holt published one annually from 1964 to 1968, the second earning a 1966 Newbery Honor and the last winning the 1969 Newbery Medal.

The Book of Three
The Black Cauldron
The Castle of Llyr
Taran Wanderer
The High King
Our Thoughts:
   This was the first complete fantasy series I ever completed, and I admit that I shed a few tears at the end of book five, knowing that I wouldn’t be spending more time in Prydain. The Cauldron Born, and the Evil Lord Arawn were terrible foes. The hero is a glorified Assistant Pig-Keeper named Taran. A unique point: We never get a physical description of Taran, ever. This is one reason youngsters relate so well to him. We are him, and it makes the stories that much better.
   Each novel is a well rounded tale that ads to the whole series. The pace, perfect for a younger reader, yet compelling enough to hold the attention of teens and adults alike.
   Best Fantasy Character Name: “Fflewddur Fflam”
   Ultimately each book in the series gets 5 stars, save for book 4 – Taran Wanderer – Which, well… wandered away from the main a bit much for my taste. Taran Wanderer – Still gets 4 stars, as does the series as a whole.
   This book, like the last we reviewed, is recomended for readers of all ages, anytime, anywehere.
   Find these books for:  Kindle  or   NOOK   or  Smashwords (currently not available)
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