The Book of Three


by Lloyd Alexander (Author)

Book Cover for The Book of Three

   Book 1   
Pages: 190

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.

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)