I have to remember that my oldest is only five. But there are so many epic books I can’t wait to introduce her to, like the Harry Potter series and The Golden Compass. And of course, this beloved award-winning series by Lloyd Alexander, set in a magical land loosely based on Welsh mythology.
- The Book of Three
- The Black Cauldron (this was made into a bad Disney movie; don’t watch it)
- The Castle of Llyr
- Taran Wanderer (my favourite of the series; less magic, but deeper stuff)
- The High King (perfection)
The characters of Taran, Eilonwy, Fflewddur Fflam, Gurgi, and Doli, are all my old friends. These books were my security blanket.
Needless to say, I was excited to find the audio version narrated by James Langton, which doesn’t disappoint. I also finally learned how to say their names correctly!