The Barrow is the eighth chapter of The Book of Three. The hero and heroine work together to flee their shared captivity and together discover a legendary locale, the ramifications of which will resonate to the climax of this book and the final climax of the entire series. We also glimpse a new major character for the first time.
PlotTaran and Eilonwy continued crawling down dimly lit underground passageways during their attempt to flee Spiral Castle. Drawn by weird moans that Eilonwy thought to be ghosts but decided were just the wind, they came upon the tomb of a long-dead king and his guardsmen. Achren would probably blame her for the castle's fall, and Taran noticed that the girl had taken the king's sword. To Taran's dismay, the man waiting for them was not Gwydion.
|The Book of Three|
|1. The Assistant Pig-Keeper | 2. The Mask of the King | 3. Gurgi | 4. The Gwythaints | 5. The Broken Sword | 6. Eilonwy | 7. The Trap | 8. The Barrow | 9. Fflewddur Fflam | 10. The Sword Dyrnwyn | 11. Flight Through the Hills | 12. The Wolves | 13. The Hidden Valley | 14. The Black Lake | 15. King Eiddileg | 16. Doli | 17. The Fledgling | 18. The Flame of Dyrnwyn | 19. The Secret | 20. Welcomes|