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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

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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

Castaways in Time

Castaways in Time Robert AdamsCould the future technology withstand the challenge of creatures out of legend?

 

 

Author: Robert Adams

 

 

Series: Castaways in Time Book 1

Watership Down

Watership Down Richard AdamsOne of the most beloved novels of our time, Richard Adams’s Watership Down takes us to a world we have never truly seen: to the remarkable life that teems in the fields, forests and riverbanks far beyond our cities and towns.

It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership and survival; an epic tale of a hardy band of adventurers forced to flee the destruction of their fragile community . . . and their trials and triumphs in the face of extraordinary adversity as they pursue a glorious dream called “home.”

Watership Down is a remarkable tale of exile and survival, of heroism and leadership . . . the epic novel of a group of adventurers who desert their doomed city, and venture forth against all odds on a quest for a new home, a sturdier future.

 

 

Author: Richard Adams

 

 

Series: Watership Down Book 1

Uneasy Alliances

Uneasy Alliances Robert AsprinWelcome to Sanctuary, a city of outlaws and adventurers in a world of war and wizardry, peopled with colorful characters created by today’s top fantasy adventure talents, including:

Robert Lynn Asprin
Robin W. Bailey
C.J. Cherryh
John DeCles
Chris Morris
Diana L. Paxson

In this brilliant eleventh volume, the citizens of Sanctuary face the awesome task of putting their lives back together after the war. As some try to salvage order from the chaos, others see their opportunity to settle old debts at the point of a sword.

 

 

Authors: Robert Asprin

Lynn Abbey

C. J. Cherryh

Jon DeCles

Chris Morris

C. S. Williams

Robin Wayne Bailey

Diana L. Paxson

 

 

Series: Thieves’ World Book 11

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Max BrooksThe Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.

Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, “By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn’t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ‘the living dead’?”

Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission.

 

 

Memorable Quotes:

“I don’t know if great times make great men, but I know they can kill them.”
“The monsters that rose from the dead, they are nothing compared to the ones we carry in our hearts.”

 

 

Author: Max Brooks

A World Without Heroes

A World Without Heroes Brandon MullJason Walker has often wished his life could be less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank into a strange, imperiled world. Lyrian holds dangers and challenges unlike anyplace Jason has ever known. The people all live in fear of their malicious wizard emperor, Maldor. The brave resistors who once opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail.

In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes.

 

 

Table of Contents:

Prologue

1. The Hippo
2. The Loremaster
3. The Word
4. The Blind King
5. Rachel
6. Gifts
7. Jugard
8. Macroid
9. Tark
10. Ned
11. Ferrin
12. Jailbreak
13. Nicholas
14. Questions and Answers
15. Chancellor
16. Whitelake
17. Jasher
18. The Sunken Lands
19. Pythoness
20. The Eternal Feast
21. Duel
22. Escape
23. The Word
24. Prisoner
25. Deep Portal

 

 

Author: Brandon Mull

 

 

Series: Beyonders Book 1