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Taran Wanderer
In a continuation of the Pyrdain Chronicles, Taran seeks the Mirror of Llunet which he hopes will reveal his parent's identity and establish his lineage. Along the way he encounters a number of adventures: he must help King Smoit make peace among rival lords, defeat the wicked wizard Morda, fight Dorath and his band of outlaws, sacrifice a gift to help save an imposter, and learn the skills of potter, smith, and weaver. Eventually Taran finds the Mirro...
The Beggar Queen
In the second sequel to Westmark, Mickle is now the Queen of Westmark. However, all is not well in the country. Some old revolutionaries led by a man named Justin wish to abolish the monarchy in spite of Mickle's benevolence, and the nation is largely bankrupt. To make matters worse, a neighboring king, fearful over Mickle's anti-nobility practices, has taken in the former Chief Minister, Cabbarus. He helps him seize control of the kingdom, and Mickl...
The Black Cauldron - Prydain Chronicles 2
The Black Cauldron is an ancient evil the Dark One has been using to create an army of undead. For the good of mankind, it must be destroyed. Some journey for greater understanding, some for honor, and others for the power. To destroy the Cauldron requires the ultimate sacrifice, but who would be willing?...
The Book of Three - Prydain Chronicles 1
This is the first book in the magical Chronicles of Prydain. As the book begins, the mythical kingdom of Prydain is in trouble. Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper, must set out on a dangerous journey to save Prydain from the evil doings of the Horned King. Taran who has never been satisfied with his farm life has always longed to be a brave warrior. So when one day Hen Wen, the oracular pig he cares for, runs off in fright, he chases her through the for...

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The Castle of Llyr
This is the story of a teenaged girl struggling to become the first lady warrior, and keep control of her immense magical powers. Her name is Mazha, and she must prove to the world that girls can be warriors. The story take place in medieval Europe, with a magical twist: magical creatures(good&evil) roam the land....
The Gawgon and the Boy
David, an 11-year-old living in late 1920s Philadelphia, is recovering from a nearly fatal bout of pneumonia. His doctor has prescribed mild exercise, fresh air, and lots of rest - which sounds like Heaven to David. He won't have to go back to his much-loathed school, and he can spend each day drawing, going to talkies, and being entertained by his looney extended family. Unfortunately, his family has other plans for him; they've arranged for him to h...
The High King - Prydain Chronicles 5
Toward the beginning Taran is just an average teen but grows up both mentally and physically through his challenges and experiences. Taran fights many battles and finally destroys his adversary. At the end Taran marries the princess and accomplishes the many tasks he promised to do. ...
Westmark
Cabbarus, the chief minister, has practically taken over the government, ording things that the King would never think of doing. Theo escapes the town he grew up in as a criminal because he published a pamphlet without getting clearence for it and because he almost killed a Royal inspector. After escaping he runs into Count Las Bombas and Musket, the people who wanted the pamphlet published, and they travel together. In another city they meet Mickle, ...


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