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The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
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Apr 09, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: anthology, children, england, fairies-and-witches, fantasy-and-science-fiction, folklore, medieval, novels-and-short-stories
Recommended for: All Assistant-Pig Keepers
Read 2 times. Last read April 7, 2012 to May 5, 2012.

** spoiler alert ** Although some readers probably wish that Lloyd Alexander had written further books detailing the further adventures of King Taran and Queen Eilonwy, I think that would have ruined the bittersweet charm of the five original books of the Chronicles of Prydain. Instead, Alexander wisely chose to go back before "The Book of Three" and expand the stories of most of the secondary characters, providing a wide range of tales, full of the epic boldness, the heartfelt tragedy and the relieving humour of the original pentalogy. Whether retelling the origins of the wise enchanter Dallben or how the sword Dyrnwyn came to be at the base of Spiral Castle, stories of romance and humour takes us back to the youth of Eilonwy's parents or the early adventures of honest king and would-be bard Fflewddur Fflam. These are stories full of fairy-tale and common sense wisdom, charming in their subtle craftmanship and love for the land of Prydain.
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
April 7, 2012 – Started Reading
April 9, 2012 – Shelved
April 9, 2012 – Shelved as: anthology
April 9, 2012 – Shelved as: children
April 9, 2012 – Shelved as: england
April 9, 2012 – Shelved as: fairies-and-witches
April 9, 2012 – Shelved as: fantasy-and-science-fiction
April 9, 2012 – Shelved as: folklore
April 9, 2012 – Shelved as: medieval
April 9, 2012 – Shelved as: novels-and-short-stories
May 5, 2012 – Finished Reading

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