The Hing King is children's fantasty and a Newberry Award winner by Lloyd Alexander. The High King is the fifth book in the five-volume Prydain chronicle. The Prydain chronicle is a pretty standard coming of age fantasy series, all about Taran the assistant pig-keeper. For some reason the end of this book made me cry when I read it in third grade or so, even though its not really the sort of book you would expect to be sad. Dell Publishing, 1968.