The Chronicles of Prydain Series

by Lloyd Alexander (Author)

Book Cover for the Chronicles of Prydain Series
5.00 5.00 (1 reviews)
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Books in series: 6
Read in order: Yes
Next book: Finished
Tags: fantasy  adventure  animal  medieval  myth & legend  magic  classic  royalty 

Blending rich elements of Welsh legend, universal mythology and imagination, Lloyd Alexander created Prydain, a land of fantasy, good and evil, and heroes rooted in reality and truth. This series follows the adventures of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the exaggeration-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the irritable Doli - all of whom become involved in the epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain.

Chronicles of Prydain Series Books in Order

 Print series book list

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)


Chronicles of Prydain is a highly-engaging and beautifully written fantasy series that has not only captured the imagination of readers for decades, but garnered the higest critical praise. The tale offers high ideals of courage, honour and loyalty, and balances those ideals with the flawed character of Taran, who we witness slowly develop from a grumbling boy to a courageous man.