Taran, the assistant pig-keeper who wants to be a hero, goes questing for knowledge of his parentage, hoping that his journey will ennoble him in the eyes of Eilonwy, the princess with the red-gold hair. Accompanied by several loyal friends, Taran begins his search when three wily enchantresses of the Marshes of Morva send him to consult the Mirror of Llunet for the answers he is seeking, cryptically promising that "the finding takes no more than the looking." During his adventures he meets Craddoc, the shepherd, and the common people of Prydain, whom he comes to respect and admire. With their help, he continues his mission to learn the secret of the Mirror and the truth about himself.
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Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007) was the author of many magical books for young readers. Among them were the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy, which include the Newbery Medal winner The High King and the Newbery Honor book The Black Cauldron. Time Cat, originally published in 1963, was his first fantasy for young readers. Mr. Alexander's work has inspired a loyal following of readers of all ages.From AudioFile:
When Taran sets out to find out his parentage, he leaves the familiar behind and ventures to the far corners of Prydain. When three enchantresses tell him of the Mirror of Llunet and what it might offer, Taran is fixed on his destination. On his quest, he tangles with despicable folk, meets the honest people of the Free Commons, and comes to understand much about himself. Once again, James Langton's narration is outstanding. The earnestness of Taran in both joy and anguish, as well the liveliness of the supporting characters, is memorable. With tempo and lilt, he beckons the listener into the mists and mountains of the Welsh countryside that provides the background for this fourth book in the Prydain Chronicles. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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