Following the tale of Assistant Pig-Keeper, Taran, from his boyhood dreams of adventure and heroism, to him carrying the fate of the entire land of Prydain on his shoulders as a young man, these five books are truly one of the real gems of children's literature. In a tale of valour, friendship, sacrifice, and also love, wit and charm, Taran learns what it means to be a true hero.
This boxed set is beautifully presented with all of the five books having beautifully illustrated covers, my favourite of which is the cover to Taran Wanderer which has an amazing amount of detail. The books are supplied in a sturdy box and you also get a fully illustrated map of the land of Prydain. I have uploaded a picture of the box contents so you can see for yourself just how gorgeous this set looks.
I won't go into any depth here about each of the five stories as I have reviewed them each separately under their individual titles, but what I will say is that I absolutely loved every one of them!The Book of Three (Chronicles of Prydain)The Black Cauldron (Chronicles of Prydain)The Castle of Llyr (Chronicles of Prydain)Taran Wanderer (Chronicles of Prydain)The High King (Chronicles of Prydain)
Overall: 5 stars - A really gorgeous boxed set of one of the classics of children's fantasy that I somehow missed when I was growing up. This boxed set would make a beautiful gift to any child who loves reading, or to any adult who loves fantasy. Very highly recommended indeed.