Chronicles of Prydain, Book 5: The High King

Chronicles of Prydain,  Book 5:   The High King

Winner of the 1969 Newbery Medal

The fifth and final book in the Prydain Chronicles. Taran and his loyal band have journeyed far and learned much. Their courage and loyalty to each other have brought them trials and successes. The journey continues in this Book Five of the Prydain Chronicles - some of the best fantasy ever written for children.

272 pages 978-0805080520 Ages 9-13

Keywords: fantasy and magic, quest, part of a series, Newbery Medal, courage, journey, choices, boys and men, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old


When the most powerful weapon in the land of Prydain falls into the hands of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, Taran and Prince Gwydion rally an army to stand up to the dark forces.

The companions' last and greatest quest is also their most perilous. The biting cold of winter is upon them, adding to the danger they already face. Their journey, fraught with battle and bloodshed, ends at the very portal of Arawn's stronghold. There, Taran is faced with the most crucial decision of his life.

In this breathtaking Newbery Medal-winning conclusion to The Chronicles of Prydain, the faithful friends face the ultimate war between good and evil.---from the publisher

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