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The High King - Lloyd Alexander
The High King
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The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions! Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of... show more
The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions! Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli--all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander's beautifully written tales not only captured children's imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise. The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today's generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time. In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780805080520 (080508052X)
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 253
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Prydain (#5)
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I Cannot Live Without Books!
I Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
5.0 The High King
Wow, wow, and wow! I thought the 4th book was the best, but that was before I read this one! What a wonderful book and series, strewn with true heroes and wisdom for them and readers to absorb and live out. Loved it.
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
4.0 A fitting conclusion to this great series
Arawn-Death-Lord has managed to get his hands on Dyrnwyn, Gwydion's sword, which has emboldened him to move his forces to launch an all-out assault on the Kingdom of Prydain. Gwydion and his allies move quickly to assemble the forces necessary to stand against him -- basically, it's an Armageddon-ty...
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
5.0 #TheHighKing #Prydain Series Review: Balance Restored!
Series Review The Chronicles of Prydain is a classic fantasy series that has been sitting on my virtual "books-I'm-embarrassed-to-say-I've-never-read" shelf for too long. No longer. Done and done. There was a point right after reading the 2nd book, The Black Cauldron, where I nearly stopped read...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
5.0
Okay, I finally, in this last volume, see where the comparisons to Lord of the Rings come from. I don't agree, but I can see where they come from.This is the sort of book that's frustrating in the best way. Things are difficult, and only get more difficult. What happy endings can be found are largel...
Jess
Jess rated it
5.0 The High King (Chronicles of Prydain Series #5)
Taran Wanderer has always been my favorite, but it in no way eclipses the glory of this culmination story. So much laughter and oh so many tears. It doesn't matter how many times I read it, my heart breaks fresh each time. And each time I finish with tears in my eyes and a grin on my face.
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