The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set
10 best books like The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set (Lloyd Alexander): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, The Dark Is Rising Sequence, The Time Quartet Box Set, Norby: Robot For Hire, The Mabinogion Tetralogy, The Violet Fairy Book, Edward Eager's Tales of Magic, Welsh Fairy Tales, The Druid Animal Oracle
Harry Potter is leaving Privet Drive for the last time. But as he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid’s motorbike and they take to the skies, he knows Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters will not be far behind.
The protective charm that has kept him safe until now is broken. But the Dark Lord is breathing...
|Author||Patricia C. Wrede|
This series is absolutely one of the fantasy genre's treasures! It's wonderfully light-hearted and humorous; the author revels in puncturing any number of fairy-tale conventions. Princess Cimorene, for instance, isn't kidnapped and enslaved by a dragon --she voluntarily becomes housekeeper...
This series is fantastic, and has been horridly overlooked, particularly so seeming that our current culture seems so fascinated with all things Potter. Not that The Dark Is Rising is anything like Harry Potter - not at all. It's thickly steeped in Celtic and Arthurian legend, is relentless in its exploration...
These books make me sad to know what kids are reading today. Very few "children's books" quote Euripides, Goethe, and include sayings in Portuguese or Welsh. These stories (A Swiftly Tilting Planet, which is my favorite, in particular) are largely responsible for the shaping of my imagination as far...
Three cheers for Norby!
Norby's the bravest, most outrageous, most lovable robot ever to save the day. Along with his ever-faithful human companion Jeff, and a mischievious All-Purpose-Pet named Oola, the three blast off for interstellar adventure.
First the trio search for a...
The retelling of the epic Welsh myth that is "certainly among the top 5 fantasy series of the twentieth century" (sfsite.com).
The Mabinogion is to Welsh mythology what the tales of Zeus, Hera, and Apollo are to Greek myth. these tales constitute a powerful work of the imagination, ranking...
In the preface of The Violet Fairy Book, Andrew Lang's seventh in the series, he seems quite annoyed at certain "ladies" who persist in the belief that he is the author, rather than editor of the stories. Before you get too excited that means he will for once provide thorough credit for his sources, he continues:
Have been reading this set to little kids all year (2013/2014). They have loved them. Quite long chapters, we read approx. one chp. per day, and even the smallest one makes sure he stays within earshot.
Stars reflect how much my kids love love love them, not necessarily how wonderful I think they...
|Author||William Elliot Griffis|
The author of this retold collection of Welsh fairy tales was an American of Welsh ancestry. In his introduction he pointedly gives thanks to 'those inheritances from the world of imagination, for which the Cymric Land was famous, even before the days of either Anglo-Saxon or Norman.'
Bring the power of Ancient Druid wisdom into your life today.
You are holding a source of great power and influence -- the wisdom of the animal world drawn from the wellspring of ancient Celtic tradition. The Druids, like the Native Americans, revered animals as sacred guides, guardians and...
A thousand years ago, in the Celtic kingdoms of Wales, great lords gave great feasts for their fighting men and courtiers. In timbered halls, for days on end, heaps of meat and bread were washed down with gallons of beer and mead. And in between the meals, when bellies were stuffed and spirits high, the...
Reveals how the ancient Celtic text of the Mabinogion was the mythical predecessor to the legends of King Arthur.
• Revised edition of Arthur and the Sovereignty of Britain (UK) that includes the author's latest research and insights.
• A comprehensive reader's companion with...
Drawing from two medieval Welsh manuscripts with roots dating back many centuries earlier, this series of 11 stories sheds light on Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance while providing a new perspective on Great Britain itself. From enchantment and shapeshifting to the age-old dichotomies...
The title Mabinogi refers to the first four stories in this collection of tales from Welsh tradition. They are best known as the "Four Branches of the Mabinogi," and comprise the tales of Pwyll, Branwen, Manawydan, and Math. The remaining stories also spring from the same tree, and together they form...
|Author||Norma Lorre Goodrich|
"The man, Merlin/Saint Dubricius, a wondrous prodigy, has even now supplied history with a retrospective pattern of crisis and human response the we treasure, like his voice form the so very long ago, speaking as a survivor of terrible perils and penance."
My goal today was to finish this...
I saw this book on Booksale hidden in the deepest corner of the stack. The title Godwars intrigued me and so I read the introduction and thought this is good. So I took the risk of reading a second part of a trilogy without knowledge of the first novel. Angus Wells' story telling is good and even more his vocabulary....
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The greatest dark wizard, long thought dead, has risen anew; in his wake marches the vast army of the Feral Brood. None could have foreseen the total evil set to descend upon Darkin.
A long age of peace has left the land...
This book is based on the famous module from the early history of Dungeon's and Dragon's. Really the only reason to read this is for nostalgia reasons for those familiar with the original adventure, which is why I read it and is a perfectly good reason. The novel itself is not that great by the standards...
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have captured the world's imagination since medieval times. The tales of King Arthur are rooted in history, but over the years the facts have become shrouded in myth and mystery. In this beautifully illustrated book Arthurian expert John Matthews explores...
As an author, Gygax makes a pretty good game designer. By the evidence of this book, at least. It only really came together at the points of adventure, when the characters were in an interesting and dangerous place--the subsurface of the Ashen Desert or the domed City Out of Mind--and they were doing the...
Annabelle Walsh thought she had it all. She was the star of her swim team, had a loving family, a great boyfriend, and to top it off, she’d be starting at UCLA in the fall. One day, she’d be referred to as Dr. Annabelle Walsh.
She was living every girl’s dream – until her life was turned upside...
Born into the human world with a gift; a gift that brings him to the attention of powers both dark and light from the World of the Fey, it is his burden to defend all the world.
Sive, the goddess of battle, hopes that he may be able to change the fate of her people.The Fey are dying, killed by something...
Book 2 of the 80AD series sees Jade, Phoenix and their companions flung into the frozen wastes of northern Europe. Here they must somehow reach Asgard, home of the Norse Gods, in order to steal the Hammer of Thor. They are far from civilisation, snowbound, hunted, lost and on a deadline. If they don't reach...