The Black Cauldron


by Lloyd Alexander (Author)

Book Cover for The Black Cauldron

   Book 2   
Pages: 182
Published: 1965

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

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)