The High King

The High King

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The High King by Lloyd Alexander

When the most powerful weapon in the land of Prydain falls into the hands of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, Taran and Prince Gwydion rally an army to stand up to the dark forces.

The companions' last and greatest quest is also their most perilous. The biting cold of winter is upon them, adding to the danger they already face. Their journey, fraught with battle and bloodshed, ends at the very portal of Arawn's stronghold. There, Taran is faced with the most crucial decision of his life.

In this breathtaking Newbery Medal-winning conclusion to The Chronicles of Prydain, the faithful friends face the ultimate war between good and evil.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, c1968
ISBN: 9780805080520
9780440435747
0440435749
9780030895043
0030895049
9780805061352
0805061355
Branch Call Number: ALEXAND
Characteristics: ix, 253 p. : map

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shortstoprampager
Apr 08, 2015

Quite a bit sad, the ending, and the Taran/Eilonwy thing isn't as deep as I would have liked (he never looks her in the eyes or whatever) but I can't complain...overall good read, esp. if you like the series. I was sad when a few characters died which is a sign of a good book.

Sad the series is over for me :(

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julia_sedai
Jul 21, 2014

This was a nice ending to the series, with characters appearing that were introduced in the earlier books. I was glad Eilonwy was in it again because she's one of the best characters and was mostly missing from 3 and 4. The ending is bittersweet and a bit rushed. Still, I recommend finishing the whole series.

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jhirdler24
Apr 22, 2013

The last book in the series. Everything comes together in a final battle of good vs. evil. Draws from all previous books and brings back both old friends and enemies in one great tale of fantasy. More fighting than in previous books but without being too graphic in the details.

brontelit87 Sep 01, 2012

A good conclusion to the series. This series could have used a sixth volume just to tie up various loose ends throughout the series. The flow from book 3 to books 4 & 5 was not as smooth as it could have been. I was a little disappointed with certain parts of this particular book, but it's worth the read anyway.

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whiteshadow13 Jan 29, 2012

In this final part of the chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero.

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