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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 », in a thrilling confrontation with Arawn and the evil enchantress Achren, Taran is forced to make the most crucial decision of his life.« less
"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
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.
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.