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The Book of Three (Chronicles of Prydain #1)


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For fans of Nancy Farmer and Lloyd Alexander comes international bestselling author Michelle Pavers second novel in the Bronze Age adventure series.


While searching for his kidnapped sister, Outsider Hylas takes a dangerous detour when hes captured as a slave and sent to the copper mines of Thalakrea. Hylas faces brutal overseers and lethal cave-ins while evading his enemies, the Crows. With the aid of an orphaned lion cub and his friend Pirra, Hylas must escape the mines and shatter the power of the Crows for good. But the prophecy is still at work and Hylas cannot escape its grasp, especially when the anger of the oldest god is awakened.

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Michelle Paver is the international bestselling author of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series and winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Ms. Paver lives in the UK.

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aileen.sarabia789, June 11, 2010 (view all comments by aileen.sarabia789)

The Book of Three is a tale, that takes place in the Middle Ages. Taran, the main protagonist, goes on a journey and faces The Horned King a couple of times. The Horned Kind is an evil man that always travels with his army, never alone. In my opinion, Lloyd Alexander does a good job in maintaining the reader active in the story and turning each page with excitement. The Book of Three is extremely action packed. Taran faces many jaw dropping adventures that make you keep on reading more and more. I recommend this book to middle school students, for it will be of an easier reading level for adults, but can be read as a fast read for adults.
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peterphuhuynh, June 10, 2010 (view all comments by peterphuhuynh)
Do we all dream of great adventure, but never get the excitement? This is exactly what Taran, the main character of this book felt before his pig ran away. A chase through the woods leads Taran far from home and into danger, because great evil roams the mythical land of Prydain. Along his journey to find the pig and return home, Taran collects a group of strange but wonderful friends. As Taran's journey precedes, he finds himself battling to beat evil so good may triumph and so his home kingdom does not fall. This book is a fun fantasy to be read by mainly the Middle School audience because the story may bewilder younger readers, but may be to easy of a read for older readers. Since this book has an amazing plot, nothing should stop anyone from reading a great fantasy.
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david.drake96, June 10, 2010 (view all comments by david.drake96)
The Book of Three: Review
Great Read. This wonderful story is about a young man by the name of Taran. He is nothing but a simple assistant pig-keeper, until one of the pigs runs away and Taran is compelled to go search for her. From this treacherous journey Taran meets new people and becomes a complete different person. I enjoyed reading this book because of the author's style of writing. I like how he includes cliffhangers in his books that convinces you to read on and never put it down. I also enjoyed the detailed descriptions that help set the mood of the book and allow the reader to enjoy the book that much more. I recommend this story to someone who loves fantasy and doesn't mind the time of the middle ages. The main theme that ties the story together is that anyone can be a hero no matter how big or powerful you are. I have to warn you though, immediatiley when you pick this great book up you will not put it down.
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Alexander, Lloyd
Paver, Michelle
New York :
Action & Adventure
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Humorous Stories
Fantastic fiction
Science fiction
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Fairy tales
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Gods and Warriors
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from 5
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
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