The High King (Chronicles of Prydain Bk 5)
The High King - Chronicles of Prydain Bk 5 Author:Lloyd Alexander In this fifth and last novel in the Chronicles of Prydain, the powerful sword of Dyrnwyn falls into the hands of Arawn the Death-Lord, giving him power over all of Prydain. Taran, the assistant pig-keeper, and Prince Gwydion form an army to try to get the sword back.
Winner of the 1969 Newbery Medal.
"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.