Light Bearer: Eilonwy Daughter of Angharad


Lloyd Alexander's novel series The Chronicles of Prydain is a classic of the young adult fantasy genre. This is a small tribute to its heroine, Eilonwy, and one of the few Prydain fansites currently existing on the Net. It is also the Eilonwy fanlisting, as defined by The Fanlistings.

Eilonwy grew during the series and can be appreciated at various levels – from the blithely argumentative teenager first met in Spiral Castle, to power!Eilonwy who turned darkness into daylight on the Hills of Bran-Galedd. She was the series' female protagonist, love interest, sometimes comic relief and sometimes heart. A well-rounded heroine, in other words, and we know that fantasy needs all of those it can get!