Taran Wanderer

Taran Wanderer

Book - 1967
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Taran, the assistant pig-keeper who wants to be a hero, goes questing for knowledge of his parentage, hoping that his journey will ennoble him in the eyes of Eilonwy, the princess with the red-gold hair. Accompanied by several loyal friends, Taran begins his search when three wily enchantresses of the Marshes of Morva send him to consult the Mirror of Llunet for the answers he is seeking, cryptically promising that " the finding takes no more than the looking." During his adventures he meets Craddoc, the shepherd, and the common people of Prydain, whom he comes to respect and admire. With their help, he continues his mission to learn the secret of the Mirror and the truth about himself. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
Publisher: New York : Holt, 1967.
ISBN: 9780749717858
0749717858
9780434926527
0434926523
9780006725640
0006725643

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julia_sedai
Jul 17, 2014

Taran grows up a lot in this book and it's interesting because he travels all over Prydain. However, I missed Eilonwy.

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jhirdler24
Apr 22, 2013

Fourth in the series and my personal favorite. This is a story of Identity. Taran goes on a personal quest to find out the truth of his birth. Who are his parents? What happened to them? And the most important question of all, "Who am I, then?" The concepts here are deep without being too complex. A real coming of age story.

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anonymousbunny
Dec 06, 2012

Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain are timeless classic fantasy books. I've read all five books about five times, I just couldn't get enough of it. Taran Wanderer is my favourite of the five. I definitely recommend the Chronicles of Prydain to anyone who is fond of fantasy.

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Melynlas
Oct 28, 2016

"I've heard men complain of doing woman's work, and woman complain of doing men's work, but i've never heard the WORK complain of who did it, so long as it got done!"

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Melynlas
Oct 28, 2016

"Secret?" replied Llonio " have you not already guessed? Why my luck's no greater than yours or any man's. You need only sharpen your eyes to see your luck when it comes, and sharpen your wits to use what falls into your hands."

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whiteshadow13 Jan 29, 2012

The fourth book of the Prydain cycle tells of the adventures that befell Taran when he went in search of his birthright and discovered the truth about himself.

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