Chronicles of Prydain Reading Order

Besides Tolkien’s Middle-earth, few 20th century fantasy series have been around as long as the Chronicles of Prydain. Though a smaller series, it has stuck around since the sixties, even inspiring the Disney film, The Black Cauldron. Check it out!

What’s in the Chronicles of Prydain Reading Order?

The Chronicles of Prydain is a series of older fantasy books by Lloyd Alexander. It is best known for the Disney adaptation of the Black Cauldron.

The entire series consists of only five novels, but also eight short stories. The short stories fleshed out the world of Prydain, and take place before the series of books, so they are placed in that order. The novels draw on a lot of Welsh mythology, despite not being retellings of those myths.

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Where to start?

Even though there are a lot of short stories that come first chronologically, the best place to start is with the books. Start with The Book of Three, and proceed from there. Once you have read a few books, and have a handle on the world, you can read the short stories.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

Stories

Short Story

Lloyd Alexander

May 15, 1999

2

Stories

Short Story

Lloyd Alexander

May 15, 1999

3

Stories

Short Story

Lloyd Alexander

May 15, 1999

4

Stories

Short Story

Lloyd Alexander

May 15, 1999

5

Stories

Short Story

Lloyd Alexander

May 15, 1999

6

Stories

Short Story

Lloyd Alexander

May 15, 1999

7

Stories

Short Story

Lloyd Alexander

May 15, 1999

8

Stories

Short Story

Lloyd Alexander

May 15, 1999

9

Chronicles

Novel

Lloyd Alexander

March 12, 1964

10

Chronicles

Novel

Lloyd Alexander

August 5, 1965

11

Chronicles

Novel

Lloyd Alexander

March 3, 1966

12

Chronicles

Novel

Lloyd Alexander

August 24, 1967

13

Chronicles

Novel

Lloyd Alexander

October 27, 1968

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