The Chronicles of Prydain consists of five major books written by Lloyd Alexander and published by Henry Holt in the 1960s. These award winning fantasy novels are among the finest in children's literature and have enjoyed a loyal following throughout the world since they were first published. They are a melding of Welsh mythology and Alexander's own fertile imagination.
|Map copyright Michal Wojcik|
|Prydain, book 1|
published by Puffin Books
the adventures of Taran, an assistant pig-keeper who
wishes to become a warrior.
I also highly recommend The Foundling and Other
Tales of Prydain, a compilation of short stories.
For insights into the the creation of the books, cast of characters, geneologies, place descriptions, and guides to pronunciation, check out Michael O. Tunnel's excellent book, The Prydain Companion.