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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE CASTLE OF LLYR: A Discussion Guide — Chapter 20: The Pledge, and Bibliography

Chapter 20: The Pledge Is Eilonwy back to normal? How do you know? Eilonwy is back to normal. We learn that with her very first words when she regains consciousness. We read: “Eilonwy,” Taran whispered, “do you know us?” “Taran … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE CASTLE OF LLYR: A Discussion Guide — Chapter 19: The Flood

Chapter 19: The Flood What treacherous act does Magg perform? What happens to Gwydion’s boat? Where is Magg? Magg opens the gates to the sea, flooding Caer Colur. Gwydion’s boat is pounded into pieces by the flooding water, and Magg … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE CASTLE OF LLYR: A Discussion Guide — Chapter 18: The Golden Pelydryn

Chapter 18: The Golden Pelydryn Prince Rhun realizes that he has made a mistake. How does he react? How does Gwydion react? Prince Rhun’s actions show that he immediately feels regret for his blunder. Gwydion is not angry with Prince … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd’s Alexander’s THE CASTLE OF LLYR: A Discussion Guide —Chapter 17: The Spells of Caer Colur

Chapter 17: The Spells of Caer Colur Describe Achren. How has she changed since the last time that Taran saw her? One change is a lack of jewelry, indicating perhaps a change in fortune. Achren is not as wealthy as … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE CASTLE OF LLYR: A Discussion Guide — Chapter 16: A Meeting of Strangers

Chapter 16: A Meeting of Strangers Why is the title “A Meeting of Strangers” ironic? Who are the “strangers”? To Eilonwy, Taran is a stranger, as are the other companions, including Gwydion. Of course, we know that they are not … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE CASTLE OF LLYR: A Discussion Guide — Chapter 15: The Island

Chapter 15: The Island Who is with Prince Gwydion? What information did he give to Gwydion? Prince Gwydion is not alone. Kaw is with him. Kaw has given Prince Gwydion some information. Kaw has let him know that Taran and … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE CASTLE OF LLYR: A Discussion Guide — Chapter 14: The Empty Book

Chapter 14: The Empty Book Why is it brave for Prince Rhun to return to Taran and the others? Prince Rhun is risking his life because Glew is much bigger than he is, and Glew wants to kill one of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE CASTLE OF LLYR: A Discussion Guide — Chapter 13: The Ladder

Chapter 13: The Ladder How does Taran find out where the bats have gone? Taran is able to use the light from Eilonwy’s bauble to find out where the bats have gone. He finds an opening in the wall that … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE CASTLE OF LLYR: A Discussion Guide — Chapter 12: The Tomb

Chapter 12: The Tomb Why did Lloyd Alexander title this chapter “The Tomb”? A tomb is a chamber for the dead, often made out of rock. “The Tomb” is a good title because Taran and the companions are basically in … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE CASTLE OF LLYR: A Discussion Guide — Chapter 11: King of the Stones

Chapter 11: King of the Stones Why would Glew want Taran and his companions to tremble before him? Is that a good reason? Glew seems to want Taran and his companions to tremble before him simply because he is much … Continue reading

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