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Alexander, Lloyd
book-date: 1968
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(Tall) Hardcover
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Book= Fine
Dustjacket= Fine

Although the credits page has an ISBN for "revised edition" - I saw one source who noted the text is copyright 1968, and only the Pronunciation Guide is revised as of 1999.

The High King - the fifth and final book in Lloyd Alexander's "Chronicles of Prydain." This won the Newbery Medal in 1969. If you want a long and detailed plot summary, I suggest looking on Wikipedia, but warn that is gives so many details that it may spoil any surprises for those who prefer to find them when reading.

[The flap-copy:]
In this finale to the chronicles of Prydain, the whole land is the stage for the ultimate clash between the forces of good and evil which determines the fate of Prydain and of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero. The last and greatest quest of Taran and his companions begins when the sword Drnwyn, the most poverful weapon in the kingdom, falls into the hands of Arawn Death-Lord, threatening Prydain with annihilation. Taran and Prince Gwydion raise an army to march against Arawn's terrible cohorts, human and inhuman, in a decisive struggle which may be their last. After a winter march filled with danger, the challenge of battle and the tragedy of defeat, love and sorrow, Taran and his family arrive at the very portal of Annuvin, Arawn's stronghold and ultimately, to a decision for Taran that is the most crucial of his life.

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