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The Book of Three

The Book of Three Lloyd AlexanderThe Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli–all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander’s beautifully written tales not only captured children’s imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise.

The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”

Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today’s generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time.

In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.

 

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: The Assistant Pig-Keeper
CHAPTER TWO: The Mask of the King
CHAPTER THREE: Gurgi
CHAPTER FOUR: The Gwythaints
CHAPTER FIVE: The Broken Sword
CHAPTER SIX: Eilonwy
CHAPTER SEVEN: The Trap
CHAPTER EIGHT: The Barrow
CHAPTER NINE: Fflewddur Fflam
CHAPTER TEN: The Sword Dyrnwyn
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Flight Through the Hills
CHAPTER TWELVE: The Wolves
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Hidden Valley
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Black Lake
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: King Eiddileg
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Doli
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Fledgling
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Flame of Dyrnwyn
CHAPTER NINETEEN: The Secret
CHAPTER TWENTY: Welcomes

 

 

Author: Lloyd Alexander

 

 

Series: The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1

The Black Cauldron

The Black CauldronThe Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli–all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander’s beautifully written tales not only captured children’s imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise.

The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”

Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today’s generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time.

In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.

 

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: The Council at Caer Dallben
CHAPTER TWO: The Naming of the Tasks
CHAPTER THREE: Adaon
CHAPTER FOUR: In the Shadow of Dark Gate
CHAPTER FIVE: The Huntsman of Annuvin
CHAPTER SIX: Gwystyl
CHAPTER SEVEN: Kaw
CHAPTER EIGHT: A Stone in the Shoe
CHAPTER NINE: The Brooch
CHAPTER TEN: The Marshes of Morva
CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Cottage
CHAPTER TWELVE: Little Dallben
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Plan
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Price
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: The Black Crochan
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: The River
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Choice
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Loss
CHAPTER NINETEEN: The War Lord
CHAPTER TWENTY: The Final Price

 

 

Author: Lloyd Alexander

 

 

Series: The Chronicles of Prydain Book 2

Veil of Midnight

Veil of Midnight Lara AdrianBound by blood, addicted to danger, they’ll enter the darkest—and most erotic—place of all.

A warrior trained in bullets and blades, Renata cannot be bested by any man—vampire or mortal. But her most powerful weapon is her extraordinary psychic ability—a gift both rare and deadly. Now a stranger threatens her hard-won independence—a golden-haired vampire who lures her into a realm of darkness…and pleasure beyond imagining.

A combat-loving adrenaline junkie, Nikolai dispenses his own justice to enemies of the Breed—and his latest quarry is a ruthless assassin. One woman stands in his way: the seductive, cool-as-ice bodyguard, Renata. But Renata’s powers are put to the test when a loved one, a child, is threatened and she’s forced to turn to Niko for help. As the two join forces, as desire fans the flames of a deeper hunger, Renata’s life is under siege by a man who offers the exquisite pleasure of a blood bond—and a passion that could save or doom them both forever.…

 

 

Author: Lara Adrian

 

 

Series: The Midnight Breed Book 5

Taken by Midnight

Taken by Midnight Lara AdrianAT THE CROSSROADS OF DEATH AND DESIRE, A WOMAN TASTES A PLEASURE NO MORTAL IS MEANT TO SURVIVE.

In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. But with her narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. For strange changes are taking place within her, as she struggles to understand—and control—a new hunger. To do so, she will seek shelter in the Boston compound of the Order, an ancient race of vampire warriors whose very existence is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps the most mysterious of them all is Brock, a brooding, dark-eyed alpha male whose hands hold the power to comfort, heal . . . and arouse.

As she recovers under Brock’s care, Jenna finds herself drawn to the Order’s mission: to stop a ruthless enemy and its army of assassins from subjecting Earth to a reign of terror. Yet in spite of their resolve, a purely physical relationship without strings soon binds Brock and Jenna together with a desire fiercer than life and stronger than death itself—until a secret from Brock’s past and Jenna’s own mortality challenges their forbidden love to the ultimate trial by fire.

 

 

Author: Lara Adrian

 

 

Series: The Midnight Breed Book 8

Shades of Midnight

Shades of Midnight Lara AdrianIn a frozen wilderness steeped in darkness, the lines between good and evil, lover and enemy, are never black or white but drawn in Shades of Midnight.

Something inhuman is stalking the frigid Alaskan wilds, leaving unspeakable carnage in its wake. For bush pilot Alexandra Maguire, the killings stir memories of a horrific event she witnessed as a child and evoke in her the inexplicable sense of otherness she has long felt within herself but never fully understood . . . until a darkly seductive stranger with secrets of his own enters her world.

Sent from Boston on a mission to investigate the savage attacks and stop the slaughter, vampire warrior Kade has his own reasons for returning to the frigid, forbidding place of his birth. Haunted by a secret shame, Kade soon realizes the stunning truth of the threat he faces–a threat that will jeopardize the fragile bond he has formed with the courageous, determined young woman who arouses his deepest passions and most primal hungers. But in bringing Alex into his world of blood and darkness, Kade must confront both his own personal demons and the even greater evil that could destroy all he holds dear.

 

 

Author: Lara Adrian

 

 

Series: The Midnight Breed Book 7

Midnight Rising

Midnight Rising Lara AdrianIn a world of shadows and dark, consuming hungers, desire is the deadliest weapon…

For journalist Dylan Alexander, it began with the discovery of a hidden tomb, thrusting her into the center of a gathering storm of violence and secrets. But nothing is as dangerous as the scarred, lethally seductive man who rises from the shadows to draw her into his world of dark desire and endless night.

Fueled by pain and rage over a shattering betrayal, the warrior Rio has pledged his life to the war against the Rogues. He will let nothing stand in his way—least of all a mortal woman with the power to expose the entire vampire race. For an ancient evil has been awakened, and a stunning darkness is on the rise. Suddenly Dylan is powerless to resist Rio’s touch, even as she uncovers a shocking link to her own past. And now she must choose: Leave Rio’s midnight realm, or risk it all for the man who has shown her true passion and the infinite pleasures of the heart….

 

 

Author: Lara Adrian

 

 

Series: The Midnight Breed Book 4

Midnight Awakening

Midnight Awakening Lara AdrianWith a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Boston’s streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man—the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan.

No stranger to loss, Tegan knows Elise’s pain. He knows fury, but when he slays his enemies it is with ice in his veins. He is perfect in his self-control, until Elise seeks his aid in her personal war. An unholy alliance is forged—a bond that will link them by blood and vow—and plunge them into a tempest of danger, desire, and the darkest passions of the heart….

 

 

Author: Lara Adrian

 

 

Series: The Midnight Breed Book 3