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The Black Cauldron Summary
Lloyd Alexander

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The Black Cauldron Summary

Plot Summary

Gwydion, Crown Prince of Prydain, begins a mission to steal the Black Cauldron from the evil sorcerer Arawn, who rules over the neighboring land Annuvin. Arawn uses the cauldron to create evil and deathless warriors. Gwydion's plan fails because the cauldron has already been stolen. Taran and his friends decide to search for the cauldron. They come to the Marshes of Morva, where Taran is forced to sacrifice a prized possession to gain the cauldron. They begin to transport it back to Caer Dallben, but the cauldron is stolen by Ellidyr, one of their companions who is desperate for glory. They are all caught by King Morgant, who covets the power of the cauldron for himself. Ellidyr realizes he has acted badly, and so sacrifices his own life to destroy the cauldron. King Morgant is defeated by Gwydion's army.

Taran is working as an Assistant Pig Keeper when...

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