Teen Book Review: Taran Wanderer

 Taran Wanderer   Taran Wanderer, by Lloyd Alexander 


Review by Fallon D.,  Northwest Library

            Taran Wanderer is the fourth book in the Prydain Chronicles, a series inspired by Welsh myths.  With Princess Eilonwy on the Isle of Mona to become a lady, Taran dreams of marrying her.  But he feels he should learn his parentage first and sets out with his companion Gurgi.  At first, the journey seems straightforward, going to the magical Mirror of Llunet.  But on the way, they run into rivaling lords,wizards,old friends,bands of unfriendly warriors, and various craftsman.
            This book was not as good as the preceding novels, but it was still a great book!  This novel is more of a coming of age book than the other ones in the series, and the agenda of the characters is not as urgent, and that's why it was not my favorite.  But I love medieval-style adventure books, and that is just what this book and series is.  You may not be a fan if you don't like authors that can be a bit wordy, but if you enjoy books like Christopher Paolini's Inheritance, the Prydain Chronicles are worth reading!

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