Review: Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander

Taran Wanderer is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander.

Plot:

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper of Caer Dallben want to be a pig-keeper no longer, as he nears his manhood. He sets out on a quest with his faithful friend and companion Gurgi. And not just some quest, the most important quest anyone could ever go on. A quest to find out who he really is.

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Review: The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

As someone who actually enjoyed the movie The Black Cauldron, I jumped on the opportunity to read the books the movie was based on. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander is a series of five Fantasy novels for children and a collection of short stories. I got the box set with the five novels for Christmas, and finally had the chance to dive into the first book: The Book of Three.

Plot:

Taran is Assistant Pig-Keeper at Caer Dallben, though he dreams of being a hero and going on adventures. When Hen Wen, the oracular pig he’s in charge of, runs away in a panic because of the Horned King’s presence close by, Taran goes after her, and leaves the one place he calls home.

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