The Book of Three


by Lloyd Alexander (Author)

Book Cover for The Book of Three

   Book 1   
Pages: 190
Published: 1964

Taran is bored with his Assistant Pig-Keeper duties, even though his charge is none other than Hen Wen, Prydain's only oracular pig. He'd rather be doing something more heroic, like making swords and learning to use them.

When Hen Wen escapes and Taran goes after her, he finds himself farther from home than he's ever been. Soon he begins to realize that heroism is no easy task. With the dreaded Horned King on the loose and King Arawn gathering the forces of evil, Taran must look past his own dreams to warn the population of Prydain - before it's too late.

Series Summary


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

 Print series book list

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