Hmm, hopefully things will pick up. The Chronicles of Prydain are one of the greatest fantasy series ever--especially considering how long ago they were written. How else could they inspire such efforts as this blog, the (probably) upcoming Disney movie reboot, and kept sales so strong for so long?
My own homage takes a somewhat different approach. Although they are for a somewhat older and more modern audience, I let the series help inspire the setting and tone for my own novels (The Forged Prince, The Torc of Tethera, and The Queen of Deceit), which are set in a land deriving from an ancient Prydein that utilizes many elements of the Mabinogion--probably Lloyd Alexander's biggest source of inspiration--as well as the almost inevitable young protagonist on his own hero's journey against terrifying odds.
-- Michael Laird