The Book of Three (The Prydain Chronicles #1)
Taran, The Assistant Pig-Keeper, longs to be a hero.He begins his journey with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved land, Prydain. Packed with action, humor, romance, and gallantry, Taran's adventures chronicle his beloved Prydain and his battle with the... show more
Taran, The Assistant Pig-Keeper, longs to be a hero.He begins his journey with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved land, Prydain. Packed with action, humor, romance, and gallantry, Taran's adventures chronicle his beloved Prydain and his battle with the forces of evil.
Publish date: April 1990
Publisher: Dell Yearling
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Prydain (#1)
I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned once or twice before here that The Chronicles of Prydain were the books that got me into fantasy. The Chronicles of Narnia made me a fan of Narnia, but really didn't carry over to anything outside of Narnia (at least until I got older and tried Mere Christianity)....
I really liked this heroic quest of Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his friends, including the bard who has loved to enhance the truth, the wise and noble Gwydion, and Gurgi, who is in some ways Smeagol's twin, though fortunately not Gollum's.
The Chronicles of Prydain keep coming up as another classic series I should have read but never did. The first, The Book of Three, is very simplistic in plot and device. I don't know what kids expected in 1964, but I felt like for today's Harry Potter world kids can be trusted with quite a bit more ...
The BasicsTaran takes care of the pig. Needless to say that’s not a very satisfying life for him, and really he longs for adventure. But when adventure finds him, will he be ready?My ThoughtsI don’t usually do well with middle grade, but this book has shown me that it can be done well. It is possibl...
Taran, an Assistant Pig-Keeper, has grown up wishing for something more. When Hen Wen, the oracular pig he’s supposed to be keeping safe runs away, he finds himself face to face with adventure. With the help of strangers he meets on his journey – including a prince, a furry creature who is more inte...