The Chronicles of Prydain

novel series by Lloyd Alexander

The Chronicles of Prydain is a series of high fantasy books written by Lloyd Alexander. It consists of five novels and a collection of short stories. The series was adapted into a Disney film titled The Black Cauldron.

The Chronicles of Prydain
AuthorLloyd Alexander
IllustratorEvaline Ness
Cover artistJean-León Huens
CountryUnited States
GenreHigh fantasy
No. of books5

Setting change

The story takes place in Prydain, a fictional country ruled by a High King who oversees several minor kingdoms. The setting is based on Wales and inhabited by creatures and characters inspired by Welsh mythology and folklore.

The series follows the protagonist Taran, who has a series of adventures wherein he helps protect the land of Prydain from various threats. Taran's major companions are the Princess Eilonwy, the bard Fflewddur Fflam, the wild beast-man Gurgi, and the dwarf Doli.

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Novels change

Short stories change

  • Coll and his White Pig
  • The Truthful Harp
  • The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain