Lloyd AlexanderLloyd Alexander, award winning author of more than 30 children's books, died last Thursday. His books included many stand-alone fantasy novels as well as three series: The Chronicles of Prydain, the Westmark trilogy and the Vesper Holly series. His final book, The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio, is scheduled to be published in August.

I have read all of the

I have read all of the Prydain Chronicles(The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer, The High King, and The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain-wow, that’s a mouth full!), Time Cat, The Arkadians, The Iron Ring, The First Tow Lives of Lukas-Kasha, The Four Donkeys, The Man Who Wished to Be a Cat, and am reading The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian, in that order. I started reading his books three 3 ago, and i’m 13 now. In my opinion, he is the best author who has ever lived. His books are a lot better than J.R.R. Tolkien’s, and the characters are so life-like, you think theyr’e actually real. I wrote to him once, and got a letter, his signature, and a booklet from him! I was really sad when I found out that he died, and I didn’t even see anything about it in the news! I hate that not many people know who he was. I also admit Disney’s The Black Cauldron movie was really horrible. They got rid of Gwydion, made the Horned King the Dark-lord of Annuvin, crunched together ideas from The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, and The High King, and the drawing was pitiful! Anyways, it would be awesome if they made the Prydain Chronicles into 5 seperate movies, with real-life people. His books are an insperation to me, as I wish to write books myself when I get older, and I plan to read all 47 of his books. I will always remember Lloyd Alexander.