The Black Cauldron


by Lloyd Alexander (Author)

Book Cover for The Black Cauldron

   Book 2   
Pages: 182

In the land of Prydain, evil is never far away. Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, has been building an army of dark warriors to take over Prydain, and the only way to stop him is to destroy the Black Cauldron he uses to create his dreaded soldiers.

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his loyal companions, must journey deep into Arawn's domain to destroy the Black Cauldron. For each of them, the quest has special meaning. For Taran, it is a glorious opportunity to use his first sword in battle. But war requires a sacrifice greater than he'd ever imagined...

Recognition: Newbery Honor Book, 1966

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)