The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
  

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The evil death-lord Arawn is once again threatening the peaceful land of Prydain. Taran, the pig-keeper and hero of the Chronicles, must help find and destroy the powerful black cauldron. Can Taran overcome the huntsman of Annuvin and the enchantresses Orddu, Orwen and Orgoch to fulfil his mission and protect Prydain?

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The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander

This is a new edition of the second book of the classic Newbury award winning epic fantasy series full of action, humour, valour and excitement. The evil death-lord Arawn is once again threatening the peaceful land of Prydain. Taran, the pig-keeper and hero of the Chronicles, must help find and destroy the powerful black cauldron. Arawn's cauldron creates an army of warriors, who cannot be killed as they have no life. Can Taran overcome the huntsman of Annuvin and the enchantresses Orddu, Orwen and Orgoch to fulfil his mission and protect Prydain?

About the Author

Lloyd Alexander
Alexander was born in Philadelphia,Pennslvania, in 1924 and grew up in the suburb of Drexil Hilll. His father was a stockbroker and their family was greatly affected by the Great Depression. His most famous contribution to the field of children's literature is the fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydaiin. The first two books in this series formed the basis of the Disney animated film The Black Cauldron. The concluding book of the series, The High Kingg was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1969. Alexander's other books have also won the National Book Award and the American Book Award. He died on May 17 2007

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Paperback

Author

Lloyd Alexander
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Publication date

30th November 1999

ISBN

9781409515067

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