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The High King: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 5 | [Lloyd Alexander]

The High King: The Prydain Chronicles, Book 5

The Sword of Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom of Prydain, has fallen into the hands of Arawn-Death-Lord. Now Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and Prince Gwydion lead an army against the powerful lord. After a winter expedition filled with danger, Taran's forces arrive at Mount Dragon, evil's stronghold. There Tara is forced to make the most crucial decisions of his life as he confronts the evil enchantress Achren and the diabolical Arawn.
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The Sword of Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the kingdom of Prydain, has fallen into the hands of Arawn-Death-Lord. Now Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and Prince Gwydion lead an army against the powerful lord. After a winter expedition filled with danger, Taran's forces arrive at Mount Dragon, evil's stronghold. There Tara is forced to make the most crucial decisions of his life as he confronts the evil enchantress Achren and the diabolical Arawn.

©1968 Lloyd Alexander; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    "Among Best Books EVER! H. Potter fans will love!"

    I highly recommend all the Chronicles of Prydain and especially this 5th and final book om the series, The High King. The High King won the Newberry Award for Children's Literature and is an amazing book full of great adventures, well drawn lovable characters, and profound life lessons. Lloyd Alexander creates the world of Prydain loosely based on Welsh mythology. This is the 5th book in the Chronicles of Prydain, and I recommend reading them in order. The last chapter is truly amazing. Taran learns that everyone is a hero who strives more for others than for himself! Excellent! For those who have listened to Harry Potter, James Langton does as good a job as Jim Dale. It was wonderful to listen to him bring Taran and his friends to life. This is a book written for YA readers (middle school and late elementary) but high schoolers and adults will take much from it also. Do yourself a favor--read these books and give them as gifts to all young people you know.

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