The High King

The High King

Paperback - 2011
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In this fifth and final chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in ultimate confrontation.
Publisher: New York : Square Fish : Henry Holt, 2011, c1996.
Edition: First Square Fish edition
ISBN: 9780805080520
Characteristics: ix, 253 pages :,map ;,20 cm.

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IndyPL_TiaJahW Oct 27, 2018

The concluding book the the Prydain Chronicles, this book caused me to realize that authors were real, living people. 50 years ago, I blew through the first four books of the series (starting with THE BOOK OF THREE) and asked the librarian where the next book was. She told me the author was still writing it and it hadn't been published yet!! I've loved these books for 50 years, and was fortunate enough to tell Mr. Alexander about my epiphany at a library conference 20 years ago.

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shortstoprampager
Apr 08, 2015

Quite a bit sad, the ending, and the Taran/Eilonwy thing isn't as deep as I would have liked (he never looks her in the eyes or whatever) but I can't complain...overall good read, esp. if you like the series. I was sad when a few characters died which is a sign of a good book.

Sad the series is over for me :(

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julia_sedai
Jul 21, 2014

This was a nice ending to the series, with characters appearing that were introduced in the earlier books. I was glad Eilonwy was in it again because she's one of the best characters and was mostly missing from 3 and 4. The ending is bittersweet and a bit rushed. Still, I recommend finishing the whole series.

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jhirdler24
Apr 22, 2013

The last book in the series. Everything comes together in a final battle of good vs. evil. Draws from all previous books and brings back both old friends and enemies in one great tale of fantasy. More fighting than in previous books but without being too graphic in the details.

brontelit87 Sep 01, 2012

A good conclusion to the series. This series could have used a sixth volume just to tie up various loose ends throughout the series. The flow from book 3 to books 4 & 5 was not as smooth as it could have been. I was a little disappointed with certain parts of this particular book, but it's worth the read anyway.

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whiteshadow13 Jan 29, 2012

In this final part of the chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero.

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