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The High King (Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 5)
The High King - Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 5
Author: Lloyd Alexander
When the sword of Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon in the 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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440435747
ISBN-10: 0440435749
Publication Date: 9/15/1969
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Young Adult
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4.3 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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"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
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A satisfying finale to a great series. Taran truly grows in strength and character throughout the Chronicles of Prydain. I highly recommend starting at the beginning, but this one is the best in the series.
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reviewed The High King (Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 5) on + 3352 more book reviews
An interesting series basedon Welsh folklore. For those who know the series - Taran the Assistant Pig Keeper is really into adventure this time. For those who don't know the series - This is #5 and well worth reading.
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Newbery Award Medal winner in this great kids series
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A Newbery Medal book. Great fantasy story for kids.

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