The Resource The castle of Llyr

The castle of Llyr

Label
The castle of Llyr
Title
The castle of Llyr
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd Alexander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Princess Eilonwy is sent to the Isle of Mona for training, she is bewitched by the evil enchantress Achren, so Taran and other friends must try to rescue her
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Review
/* Starred Review */ 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. The Black Cauldron. Although it's her plight that instigates the action here, it is still Taran's story -- the impatient, ambitious Assistant Pig Keeper of Caer Dallben, who has been on his way to becoming quite a man in these stories. The PrinCess has reached an age where the wizard Dallben decides despite her protests that her hoyden ways must be polished to royal refinement. She is dispatched to the Isle of Mona to be trained under the direction of Queen Teleria and the protection of King Rhuddlum. It comes as an awful blow to Taran that their plan is to prepare Eilonwy to become the bride of their son, Prince Rhun, a foolish stripling of good intentions, hereditary powers and small capacity. Rhun's safety becomes Taran's charge which considerably complicates Eilonwy's rescue. No sooner had she been installed at Mona than she was kidnapped by her wicked relative, the enchantress Achen, who needed certain magical powers and properties belonging to Eilonwy, who was not fully aware of them. The struggles between the forces of good and evil continue at the terrific pace established in the first books. Character and dialogue is handled humorously and dextrously, which sets this classic-in-the-making apart from other folklore-based fantasies. Any discussion of whether or not this book can stand completely by itself without the others seems quite beside the point. We think it might. The point is that in terms of bookstore inventories and library collections it shouldn't have to, and where the ultimate readers stumble into the series is, after all, subject to control. It is clear from the author's note that there is more to come that will resolve some of the situations set in motion here. This includes a magnificent cat force fed to horse proportions and prone to housepet gambolings and an embittered self-made giant trapped underground. And, as before, the compelling mystery of Taran's destiny and Prydain's fate. (Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 1966)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
085176
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Lloyd
Dewey number
370.002
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
790
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
  • PZ7.A3774
  • PS3551.L35698
LC item number
  • Cas
  • C37 1966
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
NLM call number
J Ale
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The chronicles of Prydain
Series volume
bk. 3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Princesses
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Princesses
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The castle of Llyr
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00414694
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780805011159
Lccn
66013461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)414694
Label
The castle of Llyr
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00414694
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780805011159
Lccn
66013461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)414694

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