The High King


by Lloyd Alexander (Author)

Book Cover for The High King

   Book 5   
Pages: 272

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.

Recognition: Newbery Medal Winner, 1969

Chronicles of Prydain Series—Summary and Book Order


Series: Chronicles of Prydain
Reading level: 9+
Books in series: 6
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: fantasy  adventure  animals  medieval  myth & legend  magic  classics 

 Print series book list

Books in series order


1.   The Book of Three  (1964)
2.   The Black Cauldron  (1965)
3.   The Castle of Llyr  (1966)
4.   Taran Wanderer  (1967)
5.   The High King  (1968)
+   The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain  (1973)