The Castle of Llyr (Prydain Chronicles Series #3)

The Castle of Llyr (Prydain Chronicles Series #3)

by Lloyd Alexander

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An acclaimed and longstanding classic in children's fantasy.

Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by 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 hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli--all of whom become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain.

Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander's beautifully written tales not only captured children's imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise. The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series to a new generation of young readers. Jackets have been handsomely redesigned while retaining the original art of Caldecott Medal-winning artist Evaline Ness. Each retypeset volume now includes a pronunciation guide prepared by Lloyd Alexander. A companion book of short stories, The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain, is also available in hardcover for the first time in twenty years.

In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250072726
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Series: Chronicles of Prydain Series , #3
Edition description: Special Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 621,899
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was the author of more than forty books for children and adults, including the beloved children's fantasy series, the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy and the inspiration for the animated Disney film, The Black Cauldron. His books have won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor, and the National Book Award for Juvenile Literature.

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The Castle of Llyr

By Lloyd Alexander

Square Fish

Copyright © 2006 Lloyd Alexander
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780805080506

Castle of Llyr
CHAPTER ONEPrince RhunEilonwy of the red-gold hair, the Princess Eilonwy Daughter of Angharad Daughter of Regat of the Royal House of Llyr, was leaving Caer Dallben. Dallben himself had so ordered it; and though Taran's heart was suddenly and strangely heavy, he knew there was no gainsaying the old enchanter's words.On the spring morning set for Eilonwy's departure, Taran saddled the horses and led them from the stable. The Princess, looking desperately cheerful, had wrapped her few belongings in a small bundle slung from her shoulder. At her neck hung a fine chain and crescent moon of silver; on her finger she wore a ring of ancient craftsmanship; and in the fold of her cloak she carried another of her most prized possessions: the golden sphere that shone at her command with a light brighter than a flaming torch.Dallben, whose face was more careworn than usual and whose back was bowed as though under a heavy burden, embraced the girl at the cottage door. "You shall always have a place in Caer Dallben," he said, "and a larger one in my heart. But, alas, raising a young lady is a mystery beyond even an enchanter's skill. I have had," he added with a quick smile, "difficulties enough raising an Assistant Pig-Keeper."I wish you a fair voyage to the Isle of Mona," Dallben went on. "King Rhuddlum and Queen Teleria are kindly and gracious. They are eager to stand in your family's stead and serve as your protectors, and from Queen Teleria you shall learn how a princess should behave.""What!" cried Eilonwy. "I don't care about being a princess! And since I'm already a young lady, how else could I behave? That's like asking a fish to learn how to swim!""Hem!" Dallben said wryly. "I have never seen a fish with skinned knees, torn robe, and unshod feet. They would ill become him, as they ill become you." He set a gnarled hand gently on Eilonwy's shoulder. "Child, child, do you not see? For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are." He turned now to Taran. "Watch over her carefully," he said. "I have certain misgivings about letting you and Gurgi go with her, but if it will ease your parting, so be it.""The Princess Eilonwy shall go safely to Mona," Taran answered."And you," said Dallben, "return safely. My heart will not be at ease until you do." He embraced the girl again and went quickly into the cottage.It had been decided that Coll would accompany them to Great Avren harbor and lead back the horses. The stout old warrior, already mounted, waited patiently. Shaggy-haired Gurgi, astride his pony, looked as mournful as an owl with a stomachache. Kaw, the tame crow, perched in unwonted silence on Taran's saddle. Taran helped Eilonwy mount Lluagor, her favorite steed, then swung to the back of Melynlas, his silver-maned stallion.Leaving Caer Dallben behind, the little band set out across the soft hills toward Avren. Side by side Taran and Coll rode ahead ofthe others to lead the way, Kaw meanwhile having made himself comfortable on Taran's shoulder."She never stopped talking for a moment," Taran said gloomily. "Now, at least, it will be quieter in Caer Dallben.""That it will," said Coll."And less to worry about. She was always getting into one scrape or another.""That, too," said Coll."It's for the best," Taran said. "Eilonwy is, after all, a Princess of Llyr. It's not as if she were only an Assistant Pig-Keeper.""Very true," said Coll, looking off toward the pale hills.They jogged along silently for a while."I shall miss her," Taran burst out at last, half angrily.The old warrior grinned and rubbed his shining bald head. "Did you tell her that?""Not--not exactly," faltered Taran. "I suppose I should have. But every time I began talking about it I--I felt very odd. Besides, you never know what silly remark she'll come out with when you're trying to be serious.""It may be," replied Coll, smiling, "we know least what we treasure most. But we will have more than enough to keep us busy when you come back, and you will learn, my boy, there is nothing like work to put the heart at rest."Taran nodded sadly. "I suppose so," he said. 
Past midday they turned their horses to the west, where the hills began a long slope downward into the Avren valley. At the last ridge Kaw hopped from Taran's shoulder and flapped aloft, croaking with excitement. Taran urged Melynlas over the rise. Below, thegreat river swung into view, wider here than he had ever seen it. Sunlight flecked the water in the sheltered curve of the harbor. A long, slender craft bobbed at the shore. Taran could make out figures aboard, hauling on ropes to raise a square, white sail.Eilonwy and Gurgi had also ridden forward. Taran's heart leaped; and to all the companions the sight of the harbor and the waiting vessel was like a sea wind driving sorrow before it. Eilonwy began chattering gaily, and Gurgi waved his arms so wildly he nearly tumbled from the saddle."Yes, oh yes!" he cried. "Bold, valiant Gurgi is glad to follow kindly master and noble Princess with boatings and floatings!"They cantered down the slope and dismounted at the water's edge. Seeing them, the sailors ran a plank out from the vessel to the shore. No sooner had they done so than a young man clambered onto the plank and hastened with eager strides toward the companions. But he had taken only a few paces along the swaying board when he lost his footing, stumbled, and with a loud splash pitched headlong into the shallows.Taran and Coll ran to help him, but the young man had already picked himself up and was awkwardly sloshing his way ashore. He was of Taran's age, with a moon-round face, pale blue eyes, and straw-colored hair. He wore a sword and a small, richly ornamented dagger in a belt of silver links. His cloak and jacket, worked with threads of gold and silver, were now sopping wet; the stranger, however, appeared not the least dismayed either by his ducking or the sodden state of his garments. Instead, he grinned as cheerfully as if nothing whatever had befallen him."Hullo, hullo!" he called, waving a dripping hand. "Is that Princess Eilonwy I see? Of course! It must be!"Without further ado, and without stopping even to wring out his cloak, he bowed so low that Taran feared the young man would lose his balance; then he straightened up and in a solemn voice declared: "On behalf of Rhuddlum Son of Rhudd and Teleria Daughter of Tannwen, King and Queen of the Isle of Mona, greetings to the Princess Eilonwy of the Royal House of Llyr, and to--well--to all the rest of you," he added, blinking rapidly as a thought suddenly occurred to him. "I should have asked your names before I started."Taran, taken aback and not a little vexed by this scatterbrained behavior, stepped forward and presented the companions. Before he could ask the stranger's name, the young man interrupted."Splendid! You must all introduce yourselves again later, one at a time. Otherwise, I might forget--oh, I see the shipmaster's waving at us. Something to do with tides, no doubt. He's always very concerned with them. This is the first time I've commanded a voyage," he went on proudly. "Amazing how easy it is. All you need to do is tell the sailors ...""But who are you?" Taran asked, puzzled.The young man blinked at him. "Did I forget to mention that? I'm Prince Rhun.""Prince Rhun?" Taran repeated in a tone of disbelief."Quite so," answered Rhun, smiling pleasantly. "King Rhuddlum's my father; and, of course, Queen Teleria's my mother. Shall we go aboard? I should hate to upset the shipmaster, for he does worry about those tides."Coll embraced Eilonwy. "When we see you again," he told her, "I doubt we shall recognize you. You shall be a fine Princess.""I want to be recognized!" Eilonwy cried. "I want to be me!""Never fear," said Coll, winking. He turned to Taran. "And you, my boy, farewell. When you return, send Kaw ahead to tell me and I shall meet you at Avren harbor."Prince Rhun, offering his arm to Eilonwy, led her across the plank. Gurgi and Taran followed them. Having formed his own opinion of Rhun's agility, Taran kept a wary eye on the Prince until Eilonwy was safe aboard.The ship was surprisingly roomy and well-fitted. The deck was long, with benches for oarsmen on either side. At the stern rose a high, square shed topped by a platform.The sailors dipped their oars and worked the vessel to the middle of the river. Coll trotted along the bank and waved with all his might. The old warrior dropped from sight as the ship swung around a bend in the ever-widening river. Kaw had flapped to the masthead and, as the breeze whistled through his feathers, he beat his wings so pridefully that he looked more like a black rooster than a crow. The shore turned gray in the distance and the craft sped seaward.If Rhun had perplexed and vaguely irritated him at their first meeting, Taran now began to wish he had never laid eyes on the Prince. Taran had meant to speak with Eilonwy apart, for there was much in his heart he longed to tell her. Yet each time he ventured to do so, Prince Rhun would pop up as if from nowhere, his round face beaming happily, calling out, "Hullo, hullo!"--a greeting Taran found more infuriating each time he heard it.Once, the Prince of Mona eagerly dashed up to show the companions a large fish he had caught--to the delight of Eilonwy and Gurgi, but not Taran; for a moment later, Rhun's attention turnedelsewhere and he hurried off, leaving Taran holding the wet, slippery fish in his arms. Another time, while leaning over the side to point out a school of dolphins, the Prince nearly dropped his sword into the sea. Luckily Taran caught it before the blade was lost forever.After the ship reached open water Prince Rhun decided to take a hand at steering. But he no sooner grasped the tiller than it flew out of his fingers. While Rhun clutched at the wooden handle, the vessel lurched and slewed about so violently that Taran was flung against the bulwark. A water cask broke loose and went rolling down the deck, the sail flapped madly at the sudden change of course, and one bank of oars nearly snapped before the steersman regained the tiller from the undismayed Prince. The painful bump on Taran's head did nothing to raise his esteem of Prince Rhun's seamanship.Although the Prince made no further attempt to steer the vessel, he climbed atop the platform where he called out orders to the crew."Lash up the sail!" Rhun shouted happily. "Steady the helm!"No seaman himself, Taran nevertheless realized the sail was already tightly lashed and the craft was moving unwaveringly through the water; and he very shortly became aware that the sailors were quietly going about their task of keeping the ship on course without paying any heed whatever to the Prince.Taran's head ached from the bump, his jacket was still unpleasantly damp and fishy, and when at last his chance came to speak with Eilonwy he was altogether out of sorts."Prince of Mona indeed!" he muttered. "He's no more than a--aprinceling, a clumsy, muddle-headed baby. Commanding the voyage? If the sailors listened to him, we'd be aground in no time. I've never sailed a ship, but I've no doubt I could do it better than he. I've never seen anyone so feckless.""Feckless?" answered Eilonwy. "He does often seem a little dense. But I'm sure he means well, and I've a feeling he has a good heart. In fact, I think he's rather nice.""I suppose you do," Taran replied, all the more nettled by Eilonwy's words. "Because he gave you his arm to lean on? A gallant, princely gesture. Lucky he didn't pitch you over the side.""It was polite, at least," Eilonwy remarked, "which is something Assistant Pig-Keepers sometimes aren't.""An Assistant Pig-Keeper," Taran snapped. "Yes, that's to be my lot in life. I was born to be one, just as the Princeling of Mona was born to his rank. He's a king's son and I--I don't even know the names of my parents.""Well," said Eilonwy, "you can't blame Rhun for being born. I mean, you could, but it wouldn't help matters. It's like kicking a rock with your bare foot."Taran snorted. "I daresay that's his father's sword he's got on, and I daresay he's never drawn it except to frighten a rabbit. At least I've earned the right to wear mine. Yet he still calls himself a prince. Does his birth make him worthy of his rank? As worthy as Gwydion Son of Don?""Prince Gwydion's the greatest warrior in Prydain," Eilonwy replied. "You can't expect everyone to be like him. And it seems to me that if an Assistant Pig-Keeper does the best he can, and a prince does the best he can, there's no difference between them.""No difference!" Taran cried angrily. "You spoke well enough of Rhun!""Taran of Caer Dallben," Eilonwy declared, "I really believe you're jealous. And sorry for yourself. And that's as ridiculous as--as painting your nose green!"Taran said no more, but turned away and stared glumly at the water.To make matters worse, the wind freshened, the sea heaved about the sides of the ship, and Taran could barely keep his footing. His head spun and he feared the vessel would capsize. Eilonwy, deathly pale, clung to the bulwark.Gurgi wailed and howled pitifully. "Poor tender head is full of whirlings and twirlings! Gurgi does not like this ship any more. He wants to be at home!"Prince Rhun appeared not the least distressed. He ate heartily and was in the best of spirits, while Taran huddled wretchedly in his cloak. The sea did not calm until dusk, and at nightfall Taran was grateful the vessel anchored in a calm cove. Eilonwy took out the golden sphere. In her hands it began to glow and its rays shimmered over the black water."I say, what's that?" cried Prince Rhun, who had clambered down from his platform."It's my bauble," said Eilonwy. "I always carry it with me. You never can tell when it will come in handy.""Amazing!" exclaimed the Prince. "I've never seen anything like it in my life." He examined the golden ball carefully, but as he held it in his hand the light winked out. Rhun looked up in dismay. "I'm afraid I've broken it.""No," Eilonwy assured him, "it's just that it doesn't work for everyone.""Unbelievable!" said Rhun. "You must show it to my parents. I wish we had a few of those trinkets around the castle."After a last, curious glance at the bauble, Rhun returned it to Eilonwy. Insisting that the Princess sleep in the comfort of the shed, Rhun bedded himself down amid a pile of netting. Gurgi curled up nearby, while Kaw, heedless of Taran's entreaties to leave his high perch, roosted on the mast. Rhun, falling asleep instantly, snored so piercingly that Taran, already vexed beyond endurance, stretched out on the deck as far as possible from the slumbering Prince. When Taran slept at last, he dreamed the companions had never left Caer Dallben.Copyright © 1966 by Lloyd Alexander. Renewed 1994.


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Discussion Questions

1. Compare the personalities of Prince Rhun and Taran. How are they different? Are there ways in which they are similar? Why does Taran agree when King Rhuddlum asks him to protect Prince Rhun?

2. Why does Magg betray his king and queen? What does Achren promise him? Do you think she would have kept her promise?

3. What part does Glew play in the story? Why did he want to make himself larger? Why does Taran spare his life when Glew would have taken the lives of the companions?

4. What does Gwydion mean when he says, "The destinies of men are woven one with the other, and you can turn aside from them no more than you can turn aside from your own"?

5. In the first chapter Dallben tells Eilonwy, "For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are." Eilonwy repeats this phrase to Taran in the last chapter. What does it mean to her and what does it mean to Taran" Can you think of a time in your life when you had to be more than what you are?

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The Castle of Llyr (Prydain Chronicles Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Excellent book" would definately be an understatement. I was hooked form beginning to end! It's a must-read!
jasmyn9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Prinecess Eilonwy has been sent off to train to become a lady. Taran and faithful Gurgi accompany her and what is expected to be a peaceful voyage and farewell. Of course, things never work out the way they seem. Achren, the enchantress, is back and up to no good. Then one day the Princess goes missing.The companions find themselves together once again on a hunt to find the Princess Eilonwy before Achren can cause her harm. Along the way we meet my favorite minor character in the book....a very large feline. She's wonderful, and reminded me of my own cats. The book overall is a great story. I'll be holding onto it so that I can read it with my daughter in a couple years.4/5 stars
JechtShot on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In third novel of the The Chronicles of Prydain, The Castle of Llyr, Princess Eilonwy is escorted to the Isle of Mona to begin training as a 'lady'. However, upon reaching Mona, the Princess is kidnapped by one of Achren's minions and Taran (assistant pig-keeper to the stars) is dispatched to assist with the rescue.The Castle of Llyr was an enjoyable read, but the storyline was not quite as engaging as the previous two. Taran continues to mature and realizes that he has "more than friends" feeling for Eilonwyn. Could an assistant pig-keeper manage to court a princess? Time will tell.
humouress on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is book 3 of the Chronicles of Prydain, and continues the tale of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his friends. Princess Eilonwy is to leave Caer Dallben for the Isle of Mona, to learn how to be a proper young lady. Taran knows he is going to miss her, and is allowed to escort her to her new home. But new adventures, old friends and old enemies await, as well as new companions.I must admit that I read this book in two parts, and the reading went more smoothly after my (inadvertent) break, but initially Gurgi (who seems to be a clone of Gollum from LoTR), constantly moaning about his 'poor, tender head' annoyed me. Later on, I appreciated the way Alexander always finds a couple of appropriate rhyming words for Gurgi to describe every action. Overall, it's a well written book, given that it's written for children. It concentrates on the characters (primarily Taran) and their feelings, but sketches in details of events and surroundings. If you take the time and imagination to fill them in, you catch a glimpse of the world of Prydain.
kraaivrouw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. In a way, this is Princess Eilonwy's tale, where she is sent off to the King and Queen of Mona to learn to be a young lady. Naturally, that involves lots of needlework and hairwashing and dancing about and listening to other young ladies prattle and Eilonwy hates it. Can you blame her? So it's not surprising that she runs off with Magg, the evil chief steward and gets herself into a bad spot with the dreaded Queen Achren.Luckily for Eilonwy she has her intrepid band of friends to save her! All the fellowship makes an appearance here along with Prince Rhun of Mona who is bumbling and endearing and exasperating. Here we meet Llyan, too! Best of all, while her friends help to save her in the end Eilonwy saves herself. Now that's an inspiring message for little girls!I still love these books even after all these years. It's been nice reading them again!
tapestry100 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Of the Prydain Chronicles, I feel that this is the weakest of the lot. It falls back on too many clichés, the most obvious being the "damsel in distress who needs rescuing" theme as laid out in Eilonwy's capture and subsequent need of rescuing. This book serves it's purpose to move the story along and develop the characters more, but it doesn't do much else.
The_Hibernator on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Castle of Llyr is the third book in the Chronicles of Prydain. Princess Eilonwy is sent off to the care of the King and Queen of Mona to become a lady. When Taran accompanies her, he finds a romantic rival as well as a sinister plot. This book was just as cute as the earlier books¿maybe a little cuter because of Taran¿s frustrating realization that he is romantically interested in Eilonwy.
Diwanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Part three of the excellent Prydain series. I must read for all fantasy buffs.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Taran and Fflewdder are joined by a giant cat in a mission to save Eilonwy from Achren. They face their own set of perils including a giant on the way, but in the end it is Eilonwy who must save them from herself. She must escape Achren's spell and remember who she is.
tloeffler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Part of the Chronicles of Prydain series. Eilonwy is sent away from Caer Dallben to learn the ways of women. She is kidnapped and bewitched by Achren. Taran and the others go on a search for her. This series improves as it goes along. I like that the characters are maturing and learning from their mistakes. The pacing in this book was much better than in the first two books. I'm anxious to continue the series!
hobbitprincess on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This third book in the Prydain Chronicles is just as good as the others. Eilonwy is sent away to become a young lady, only to run into much larger troubles. Romance continues to blossom between her and Taran, and an evil person is taken down a peg or two. Like the other books, this one can stand alone, but I like having read the other two first. Now, two more to go in the series.
HippieLunatic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was the most enjoyable of the Prydain novels that I have read to date. Yes, I am a romantic, and yes, I am a girl. Perhaps the lack of journeying for journey's sake and the introduction of some emotion beyond bravery and lack thereof was what made this so much better for me. I felt as though the characters became more real and rounded. Taran is no longer just an assistant pig-keeper who hates to be known as such. Eilonwy is no longer just a snotty-nosed little girl.But there is still adventure and journeying in this novel as well. However, with rounded characters that I am able to connect with beyond irritation, the adventure and traveling seems to mean more to me. Instead of feeling as though they should just 'be there already" I was able to enjoy the growth and development of the characters.
bookwitch24 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is slightly more romantic in nature than the first two as Taran realizes his feelings for Eilonwy. The gang still has a great adventure, meeting new friends as always. A good read, though not my favorite of the series.
saeriellyn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As a closet romantic, I have to admit that this is my favorite book in the series, although it is not as deep or inspiring, perhaps, as the subsequent two sequels. The third in the Prydain installment, this one centers on Taran's budding realization of his love for Eilonwy, who must now inconveniently be parted from him for training befitting her royal heritage. He escorts her to some distant royal kin on the aisle of Mona, but when danger befalls her, he is plunged into yet another adventure. In keeping with the coming-of-age theme that runs throughout the series, Taran is faced again with his own pride and selfishness, this time in the form of an unwelcome obligation to protect a hapless prince who is, unbeknownst to her, Eilonwy's intended. Tormented by his by-now-familiar idealism, he wrestles with the unfairness of fate that makes royalty out of the "unworthy" while passing him by, and ultimately is faced with sacrificing his own desires for the good of those he loves.The romantic elements are low-key and understated - Alexander never forgets the youth of his target audience. The majority of the book is filled with the usual action, tripping from one dilemma to another, and introducing new and colorful characters that will, in a growing pattern, become crucial later on. In Alexander's world, there are no throw-away roles. Some readers find this particular book to be an inconsistent sidetrack in the thread of the main plot, in that there is no mention of the key antagonist, Arawn, and the stakes seem a little lower - i.e. it's the life of one character rather than the whole kingdom hanging in the balance. To those of us who love Eilonwy, however, no stakes could be higher. Just ask Taran.
Crowyhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Recent re-read. Funnier than the other books in the series, but not lacking for adventure. I particularly like the adolescent angsting on Taran's part regarding his realizing he loves Eilonwy; he's so resistant!
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Okay, this sequel to "The Book of Three" isn't as uninspired as "The Black Cauldron". While it gathers all of the same old characters again it does offer a bit of character development. (romantic character development, true, but character development nonetheless) It might even be worth your while to check this out.--J.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The third book in the Chronicles of Prydain takes Taran, Gurgi and Eilonwy to the Isle of Mona, where Eilonwy is to stay and learn how to be a proper lady. They meet up with Fflewddur Fflam and discover that everything is not as it seems. Eilonwy soon goes missing and Taran and his companions must find her. This book is the turning point in the series- Taran and Eilonwy are growing up and leaving behind their childhood wishes. The series starts addressing more adult issues and I think it's better for it.
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This is the best series ever!!!
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The_hibernators More than 1 year ago
The Castle of Llyr is the third book in the Chronicles of Prydain. Princess Eilonwy is sent off to the care of the King and Queen of Mona to become a lady. When Taran accompanies her, he finds a romantic rival as well as a sinister plot. This book was just as cute as the earlier books-maybe a little cuter because of Taran's frustrating realization that he is romantically interested in Eilonwy.
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