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The Book of Three (Chronicles of Prydain #1)

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ISBN13: 9780440407027
ISBN10: 0440407028
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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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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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heimsothe, June 9, 2010 (view all comments by heimsothe)
A book for fantasy fans. Taran is teenage Assistant Pig-Keeper living in Caer Dallben. His journey begins when Hen Wen, a magical pig that can predict the future, runs away. Taran must catch her before she falls into the hands of the evil Horned King. Through his journey he encounters new friends and possibly new enemies. I myself am not much of a fantasy reader so this book was not a personal favorite of mine. My opinion of this book is that for you to enjoy it you have to enjoy fantasy novels. I found the book to be somewhat lagging in the ability to keep me coming back for more, and the characters seemed to be 2D and flat. I would recommend the book for kids 11 and up. Something that also bothered me in a way was the sexism and stereotypes of Taran and Gwydion that boys are the heros and girls can't be brave and heroic. A main theme that arose to me was that bravery and honor will conquer always. My overall opinion is that the book has a good message to it but it is really for fantasy readers.


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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440407027
Author:
Alexander, Lloyd
Publisher:
Dial
Author:
Paver, Michelle
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Juvenile
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Gods and Warriors
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20140116
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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