The Castle of Llyr

The Castle of Llyr
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2014-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1409590836

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Master Dallben has decided it is time for Eilonwy, daughter of the House of Llyr, to learn to behave like a proper princess. He sends her away to the Isle of Mona but instead of training in the art of being a lady, Eilonwy falls into the hands of the evil enchantress, Achren, who wants to use Eilonwy's magical powers for her own ends. Taran and his companions must rescue the princess or the peaceful land of Prydain will face a fearful future. Their quest is a perilous one and demands bravery and sacrifice, but it also promises adventure, excitement and a touch of magic. The third book in Lloyd Alexander's classic fantasy epic The Chronicles of Prydain. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2014-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 140959081X

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The peaceful land of Prydain is under threat. The evil Lord of Annuvin is using the dark magic of the Black Cauldron to create a terrifying army of deathless warriors. The Cauldron must be destroyed, and Taran joins Prince Gwydion and his faithful knights, Ellidyr and Adaon, in this perilous quest. Taran is desperate to wear his first sword and prove his worth amongst such noble men. But their adventure will demand great sacrifices, as each warrior fulfils his destiny in totally unexpected ways. The second book in Lloyd Alexander's classic fantasy epic The Chronicles of Prydain. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix A Newbery Honour Book 1966

The Book of Three

The Book of Three
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2014-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1409590798

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Taran is desperate for adventure. Being a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper just isn't exciting. That is, until the magical pig, Hen Wen, disappears and Taran embarks on a death-defying quest to save her from the evil Horned King. His perilous adventures bring Taran many new friends: an irritable dwarf, an impulsive bard, a strange hairy beast and the hot-headed Princess Eilonwy. Together, they face many dangers, from the deathless Cauldron-Born warriors, dragons, witches and the terrifying Horned King himself. Taran learns much about his identity, but the mysterious Book of Three is yet to reveal his true destiny. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix

The High King

The High King
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2014-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1409590879

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In this thrilling climax of the classic fantasy The Chronicles of Prydain, Death Lord Arawn has stolen the black sword Dyrnwyn, 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. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix Winner of the Newbery Medal 1969

The Foundling

The Foundling
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2006-05-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 142996197X

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A companion book to The Chronicles of Prydain, this collection of short stories revisits beloved characters and reveals more about the history of the magical land of Prydain. Here, readers will find Dallben, destined to be an enchanter; Angharad, a princess of the House of Llyr; Kadwyr, the rascal crow; and Medwyn, the mystical protector of all animals. They'll learn the grim history of the sword of Dyrnwyn and even find out how Fflewddur Fflam came by his enchanted harp. How did Coll rescue Hen Wen when she disappeared at the hand of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death? Find the answer to this question and many more, in The Foundling: And Other Tales of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander.

The Chronicles of Prydain

The Chronicles of Prydain
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2013-10-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1466854529

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Millions of young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his lively companions as they journey through the magical land of Prydain. First published more than thirty years ago and translated into twenty different languages, Lloyd Alexander's beloved series has become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. Among their many accolades, the award-winning Chronicles of Prydain count a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, and more than two million copies in print. Now for the first time the Chronicles are available in one eBook collection that includes a stunning new map of Prydain by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt.

Taran Wanderer

Taran Wanderer
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2014-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1409590852

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Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper has led heroic adventures and is a friend of princes, yet he is still troubled by his lowly status and determined to discover the secret of his true identity. He sets out to consult the powerful witches of Morva and the mysterious Mirror of Llunet. On his quest to find the truth, Taran must journey through distant realms and undertake a series of challenging tasks. But his greatest struggle is against his own pride and fears, as he learns where true greatness lies. The fourth book in Lloyd Alexander's classics fantasy epic The Chronicles of Prydain. "Lloyd Alexander is the true High King of fantasy." - Garth Nix

The Mabinogion Tetralogy

The Mabinogion Tetralogy
Author: Evangeline Walton
Publisher: Abrams
Total Pages: 962
Release: 2003-12-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1468307959

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The retelling of the epic Welsh myth that is “certainly among the top 5 fantasy series of the twentieth century” (sfsite.com). The Mabinogion is to Welsh mythology what the tales of Zeus, Hera, and Apollo are to Greek myth. these tales constitute a powerful work of the imagination, ranking with Tokien’s Lord of the Rings novels and T.H. White’s The Once and Future King. Evangeline Walton’s compelling rendition of these classic, thrilling stories of magic, betrayal, lost love, and bitter retribution include the encounter between Prince Pwyll and Arawn, the God of Death, which Pwyll survives by agreeing to kill the one man that Death cannot fell, and the tale of bran the blessed and his family’s epic struggle for the throne. The Mabinogion is internationally recognized as the world’s finest arc of Celtic mythology; Walton’s vivid retelling introduces an ancient world of gods and monsters, heroes, kings and quests, making accessible one of the greatest fantasy sagas of all time. “These books are not only the best fantasies of the twentieth century, but also great works of fiction. They are actual retellings of diverse legends of the Mabinogion in novel form . . . dealing with Good and Evil . . . and the nature of love.” —The Saturday Review (UK) “Magnificently conceived . . . persuasive and powerful . . . the product of keenly imaginative and well disciplined mind.” —August Derleth “Evangeline Watson’s Mabinogion books remain the benchmark against which any future retellings of the stories must be measured.” —Diana L. Paxson

The Prydain Companion

The Prydain Companion
Author: Michael O. Tunnell
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2003-04-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 1429960000

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An informative resource for formal studies of the Prydain Chronicles, as well as an excellent opportunity to delve into the fantastic workings of Prydain "The Prydain Companion is more than a quick reference or handy glossary, though it is all of that as well. Instructive, certainly. But, like any good companion, a pleasure to be with over a long period of time." —Lloyd Alexander, from the foreword This intriguing volume is at once a wonderful reference resource and a vehicle for exploration and discovery in itself. Complete with a biographical sketch of Lloyd Alexander, a personal foreword by Mr. Alexander, a "How to Use the Companion" section from the author, pronunciation keys, excerpts throughout, and—most substantially—an alphabetical guide to the peoples, places, and objects of the Prydain Chronicles, The Prydain Companion is a one-stop reference book for a beloved world of fantasy and magic. For those who love the works of Lloyd Alexander—young readers, teachers, researchers, all—and those who are only beginning to know them, here is a worthy and useful travelmate.

Westmark

Westmark
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2002
Genre: Adventure stories
ISBN: 9780812401059

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Falling in with a roguish doctor, his dwarf attendant, and an urchin girl, Theo embarks on an unforgettable adventure in the kingdom of Westmark.