Taran Wanderer


by Lloyd Alexander (Author)

Book Cover for Taran Wanderer

   Book 4   
Pages: 218
Published: 1967

Taran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer - he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of Princess Eilonwy, but how can someone who has spent his whole life caring for a pig, hope to marry royalty? Taran must find out who he really is. Eager to learn his origins and hoping to discover noble roots, Taran sets off with the faithful Gurgi.

The journey takes the companions to the three witches in the Marshes of Morva and through the many realms of Prydain. At last they reach the mystical Mirror of Llunet, which reveals a person's true identity. Yet Taran may not be ready to face the truth...

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)