Monday, June 23, 2008

The Book of Three

In this first book in the Chronicles of Prydain we meet Taran, a boy who yearns to be a great hero and battle evil, not an assistant pig keeper in the hamlet of Caer Dallben. But when Hen Wen, the oracular, pig escapes his charge Taran sets out to find her and soon runs into danger for he is not the only one looking for the pig - the evil Horned King is after her as well.

Accompanied by Prince Gwydion, Princess Eilonwy, Gurgi, the bard Fflewddur Fflam and many others, Taran’s quest leads him, not only to an evil castle, dungeons, a secret underground village, but also from an unformed boy to a determined and courageous young man. He begins to see his home, himself and his future in a new way.

Filled with light hearted humor this first book has everything need to make this book a classic: adventure, danger, heroism, persistence and courage.