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The High King by Lloyd Alexander
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Jun 18, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: kids
Read in June, 1998

This is to date one of the best children's novels I've read in one of the best children's series out there. Alexander draws on a wealth of Welsh mythology to put together a rags to riches story of a pig-keeper, his growth from child to youth to man, and the decisions we are all forced to make in adulthood. There were many different types of closure in the final book -- the first time I read it I cried, which is really rare for me. I found the portrayals of key characters moving as well as the stories surrounding the protagonist (Taran) and his essential core of friends and supporters.
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Marian Mayuga I wouldn't call it a rags-to-riches story because Alexander subverted the idea of kingship, especially in the book's final chapter, as granting wealth and even happiness - which I loved best about it. In general tho I agree with your review ^_^

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