Lucien, a young bean counter is about to be put to death by villainous soothsayers. His escape leads him on a magical journey where he meets Joy-in-the-Dance, a girl of marvels and mysteries, and Fronto, a poet turned into a donkey.
Lloyd Chudley Alexander (1924–2007) was a widely-influential American author of more than forty books, mostly fantasy novels for children and adolescents, as well as several adult books. His most famous contribution to the field of children's literature is the fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydain. The concluding book of the series, The High King, was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1969.
Map of Prydain. (PDF)