Monday, November 25, 2013

The High King

Goodreads Synopsis:    When the Sword of Dyrnwyn, the most powerful weapon inthe kingdom of Prydain, falls into the hands of Arawn-Death-Lord, Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and Prince Gwydion raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible cohorts.  After a winter expedition filled with danger, Taran's army arrives at Mount Dragon, Arawn's stronghold.  There, in a thrilling confrontation with Arawn and the evil enchantress Achren, Taran is forced to make the most crucial decision of his life.

My Thoughts:

-    This book had a different feel from the previous books. It is more solemn.

-    I loved that Kaw got his own chapter. It was fun to see things through the eyes of the little trouble maker. 

-    Taran's bravery and loyalty is finally paying off! I was so happy for him when Gwydion made him a war leader. 

-    Gathering the troops and traveling covers most of the book. There are more slower parts, but it was all important. 

-    We finally get to see some of Dallben's powers! Hooray! It only took 5 books to see it! 

-    Despite the slow parts, the ending is worth sticking it out! 

-    The very end is a bit like the ending of Lord of the Rings. I admire Taran's decision and dedication.

-    I really liked finding out what happened to a lot of side characters, especially Achren and Dorath.

-    This was a very fitting end in the Prydain chronicles. Each of these books is special to me, and I think everyone needs to read these at some point in their life. 

Previous books in The Chronicle of Prydain Series
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