The Chronicles of Prydain, Books 1 & 2 by Lloyd Alexander audiobook

The Chronicles of Prydain, Books 1 & 2: 50th Anniversary Introductory Collection

By Lloyd Alexander
Read by James Langton

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    ISBN: 9781101891346

The Chronicles of Prydain, Books 1 & 2: Book 1: The Book of Three: Taran, The Assistant Pig-Keeper, longs to be a hero. He begins his journey with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved land, Prydain.  Packed with action, humor, romance, and gallantry, Taran's adventures chronicle his beloved Prydain and his battle with the forces of evil.  Book 2: The Black Cauldron  Peace reigns in Caer Dallben, where Taran works as Assistant Pig-Keeper, but evil threatens the rest of Prydain. The diabolical Arawn’s army grows every day, and his terrible warriors never die. They are born in the Black Cauldron from the stolen bodies of slain soldiers. If evil is to be defeated, the cauldron must be destroyed. Taran volunteers to travel to Arawn’s stronghold and assist in the destruction of the dreaded cauldron. With his faithful friends reassembled, Taran marches off to face great danger with a courageous heart.

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The Chronicles of Prydain, Books 1 & 2:

Book 1: The Book of Three:
Taran, The Assistant Pig-Keeper, longs to be a hero.

He begins his journey with a strange assortment of companions on a dangerous mission to save his beloved land, Prydain.  Packed with action, humor, romance, and gallantry, Taran's adventures chronicle his beloved Prydain and his battle with the forces of evil. 

Book 2: The Black Cauldron 
Peace reigns in Caer Dallben, where Taran works as Assistant Pig-Keeper, but evil threatens the rest of Prydain. The diabolical Arawn’s army grows every day, and his terrible warriors never die. They are born in the Black Cauldron from the stolen bodies of slain soldiers. If evil is to be defeated, the cauldron must be destroyed. Taran volunteers to travel to Arawn’s stronghold and assist in the destruction of the dreaded cauldron. With his faithful friends reassembled, Taran marches off to face great danger with a courageous heart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The same characteristics that made the first book so rich are again present—a fine flow of words; an intricate, active plot; an admirable balance between the forces of black and white magic…Once-in-a-lifetime reading that will assure Prydain a permanent place in geographies of fictional territories.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Taran, the gallant Assistant Pig-keeper, and his companions once again fare forth to destroy the evil that threatens their beloved country, Prydain…A wise and wondrous tale written in epic fashion.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Lloyd Alexander

Author Bio: Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007) was the author of more than forty books for children and adults, including the beloved children’s fantasy series, the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy and the inspiration for the animated Disney film The Black Cauldron. His books have won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor, and the National Book Award for Juvenile Literature.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 10.48
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English