The Castle of Llyr
The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 3The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 3)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander, Book Three in The Chronicles of Prydain
Princess Eilonwy hates to leave her friend Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and her beloved home, Caer Dallben. Why does she have to go to the Isle of Mona to train as a proper lady when she's already a princess? But Eilonwy soon faces much more than the ordeal of becoming a dignified young maiden, for she possesses magical powers sought by the evil enchantress Queen Achren.
When Eilonwy is put under a deep spell, Taran and his companions set out on a dangerous quest to rescue her. Yet how can a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper hope to stand against the most evil enchantress in all of Prydain?
American Library Association Notable Children's Books, ALA Notable Children's Books
Castle of Llyr
Eilonwy of the red-gold hair, the Princess Eilonwy Daughter of Angharad Daughter of Regat of the Royal House of Llyr, was leaving Caer Dallben. Dallben himself had so...
Praise for The Castle of Llyr
“An exciting, highly imaginative, and sometimes profound fantasy of humor and heroism.” —The New York Times
“Character and dialogue is handled humorously and dextrously, which sets this classic-in-the-making apart from other folklore-based fantasies.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
In the Press
Read the Kirkus Review of THE CASTLE OF LLYR . The Princess Eilonwy is one of the many attractive characters growing up through the previous titles in the continuing chronicle of Prydain: The Book of Three. - Kirkus Reviews