I’ve just finished reading Yr Horwth by Elidir Jones. It’s the first novel in a fantasy series called Chwedlau’r Copa Coch, aimed at young adults (i.e. teenagers), but still a great story whatever your age. I’m about two decades above the target age, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It also won the prize for Welsh Children’s Book of the Year 2020.
The story the follows the journey of a group of unlikely heroes as they travel across the land on a mission to defeat a monster known as the Horwth. As you would expect in a fantasy novel, this all takes place in a world full of magic, strange creatures, and wild landscapes. The book also contains lots of illustrations of the all different characters, plants and animals, and locations featured in the story.
Since this is a young adult novel the language is fairly easy to understand. I did occasionally come across some words i didn’t know that were not in the dictionary either, then I realised they were words that the author had made up to describe the fantasy plants, animals etc. in the book.