I only learned about this series last year, and how I wish I knew about it as a child! I would have devoured these books many, many times, and I cannot recommend them enough!
A tale of adventure and personal discovery, this is a 3 on the 5-star Reading System
“Trust your luck, Taran Wanderer. But don’t forget to put out your nets!”Lloyd Alexander, Taran Wanderer
Taran, a young man without family or homeland, journeys across a fantasy world in a fairytale-esque coming of age story.
Their love invisible to Taran, a handful of colorful characters follow him on his journeys, devoting themselves to him and supporting him in his needs, but the young man seeks ever for the hope beyond the horizon, the greener pasture beyond the hill, the mountain peak beyond the next ridge. Everywhere he goes, he seeks to find where he came from so he can learn where he is meant to be, and most of all, whether he is worthy of the love of the fair and vibrant Princess Eilonwy.
I recommend reading the first four books of the Chronicles of Prydain series before tackling Taran Wanderer, but I can’t wait for you to get there, because it’s my favorite!
“Face the pounding, don’t fear the proving; and you’ll stand well against any hammer and anvil.”Lloyd Alexander, Taran Wanderer
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“If you want truth, you should begin by giving it.”Lloyd Alexander, Taran Wanderer