The Black Cauldron (novel)
The Black Cauldron (1965) is a high fantasy novel by Lloyd Alexander, the second of five volumes in The Chronicles of Prydain. For 1966 it was a Newbery Honor book, runner-up for the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children".
The story continues the adventures of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper, as he joins in a quest to capture the eponymous magical kettle from Arawn Death-Lord.
The book provided a title and many elements of plot for the only Prydain film, the Disney animated feature The Black Cauldron released in 1985 (below).
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“he bowed and
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gave her his arm....”
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