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In this thrilling climax of "The Chronicles of Prydain," Death Lord Arawn has stolen the black sword, Drynwyn, the most powerful weapon in the ...Show synopsisIn this thrilling climax of "The Chronicles of Prydain," Death Lord Arawn has stolen the black sword, Drynwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom. At the request of Prince Gwydion, Taran rallies friends both old and new to raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible warriors. Together, they must battle through a frozen wasteland to Mount Dragon, where a deadly confrontation awaits and Taran's true destiny will at last be fulfilled.Hide synopsis
The High King (Henry Holt & Company) – Hardcover (1999)
Hardcover, Henry Holt & Company 1999
ISBN: 0805061355 ISBN-13: 9780805061352
In this final part of the chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero.In this final part of the chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero.Hide
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. 6.5 x 1 x 9.6 inches. Book...Very Good in Very Good jacket. 6.5 x 1 x 9.6 inches. Book Description 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 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 to a new generation of young readers. Jackets have been handsomely redesigned while retaining the original art of Caldecott Medal-winning artist Evaline Ness. Each retypeset volume now includes a pronunciation guide prepared by Lloyd Alexander. A companion book of short stories, The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain, is also available in hardcover for the first time in twenty years. In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. The High King is the winner of the 1969 Newbery Medal. Editorial Reviews Review "Greater, more disastrous, and demanding more courage are the battles into which Taran leads his followers against Arawn Death-Lord....The book has the philosophical depth and overtones of great fantasy."--The Horn Book "The last may be the best."--Kirkus Reviews From the Publisher When the sword of dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon inthe kingdom of Prydain, falls into the hands of Arawn-Death-Lord, Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and Prince Gwydion raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible cohorts. After a winter expedition filled with danger, Taran's army arrives at Mount Dragon, Arawn's stronghold. There, in a thrilling confrontation with Arawn and the evil enchantress Achren, Taran is forced to make the most crucial decision of his life. --
This last installment in the Chronicles of Prydain is the most dramatic and intense. I felt like I was there at that first battle and saw the things that Taran saw. It made me cry a little. It wraps up the series nicely with the best possible ending.
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