Chronicles of Prydain - Series
The Book of Three is the first in a five-book series based on Welsh legends. Taran dreams of being an acclaimed warrior, but is instead assigned to the role of Assistant Pig-Keeper. When adventures take him away from the safety of his home farm, Taran has to face the fact that his dreams of heroism aren't quite as glamorous as he imagined.
Complex vocabulary makes this series inaccessible to some readers, and fantasy battles with mythic villains aren't for everyone. Much beloved by a core set of fans. Excellent character-driven series within an action/fantasy backdrop, with a surprising amount of humor. This series, especially the second book, has long been a favorite of mine.
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