The Dark Is Rising Seuence The Dark Is Rising #1 5 eBook

The Dark Is Rising Seuence The Dark Is Rising #1 5 eBook


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victim is looking for answers no Dark Is Rising Seuence The Epub / matter how far fetched they are The Dark Is Rising Seuence Wikipedia The Dark Is Rising is a series of five contemporary fantasy novels for older children and young adults that was written by the British author Susan Cooper and published to The Dark Is Rising the second novel in the series was published in The series Dark Is Rising Epub Û is sometimes called The Dark Is Rising Seuence which is the title of its UK omnibus edition first and its US boxed Dark | Dark Wiki | Fandom Dark was Netflix's first original series entirely authored shot and produced in Germany The move into German television drama was part of the company's global strategy with which they hoped to attract foreign subscribers and boost their library of originals worldwide Odar and Friese felt that German television was associated with something ugly and sad and Dark Is Rising Seuence The Epub / that all German series were Dark TV series Wikipedia Dark debuted on December on Netflix; it is the service's first German language original seriesThe second season was released on June while the third and final season was released on June Dark has received critical acclaim with praise for its tone visuals acting casting musical score and the ambition and complexity of its narrative What Is the Dark Net Investopedia The dark net is part of the deep web but it refers to websites that are specifically used for nefarious reasons Dark net sites are purposefully hidden from the surface net by additional means Dark Soul | Dark Souls Wiki | Fandom The Dark Soul is the soul of the Furtive Pygmy and one of the Souls of Lords in Dark Souls It is the namesake of the Dark Souls series The Dark Soul one of the uniue Lord Souls was claimed by the Furtive Pygmy the ancestor of the Chosen Undead and Humanity In the introduction to the first Dark Souls it is depicted as a small reddish flame like a candle However this conflicts with Darknet — Wikipdia Un 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Morsmordre The Dark Mark appears as a glittering green skull with a snake protruding from its mouth This might have been inspired by the hiding place of the Netflix's 'Dark' auto plays a dubbed version but Dark is Netflix's first German series but in the US it will autoplay with dubbed English audio Watching the original German version with English subtitles is a much better experience for those able to read captions You can change the audio settings on Netflix to several captioned languages including English German Simplified Chinese Spanish and Traditional Chinese Visit Insider's Why Was Africa Called the Dark Continent The myth of the Dark Continent referred to the savagery that Europeans said was endemic to Africa and even the idea that its lands were unknown came from erasing centuries of pre colonial history contact and travel across Africa Additional Sources Brantlinger Patrick Victorians and Africans The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent Critical Inuiry – What is the dark web and how does it work We often hear about the dark web being linked to terrorist plots drug deals knife sales and child pornography but beyond this it can be hard to fully understand how the dark web works and what Dark Auction | Hypixel SkyBlock Wiki | Fandom The Dark Auction occurs every three in game days at midnight or approximately minutes before every real hour ex etc a timer can be found here The NPC Sirius appears in front of an iron door in the wilderness at the coordinates When Sirius appears at the iron door of the Dark Auction house players must right click on him to enter a ueue for the Dark Auction Adam | Dark Wiki | Fandom Adam is the orchestrator of Sic Mundus aka the Followers or the Travelers portrayed by Dietrich Hollinderbaumer He is the future self of Jonas and therefore also the future self of the Stranger Biography Episodes Gallery References Adam is first mentioned by two men working in the Winden Caves at the start of Season The younger man reminds the older that Adam has told them The Seeker The Dark Is Rising IMDb Directed by David L Cunningham With Alexander Ludwig Ian McShane Christopher Eccleston Frances Conroy A boy's life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the dark The Dark | MTG Wiki | Fandom Magic The Gathering Chronology The Dark is the fourth Magic expansion and was released on August It is not considered to be part of any block The Dark booster Set details Marketing Storyline Creature types Cycles Pairs The Dark and the Wicked Is Bleak The Dark and the Wicked is a chilling return from Brian Bertino and easily his strongest work since 's The Strangers It's a visceral piece of horror that's as bleak as it is beautiful Netflix’s Dark is hard to watch and impossible to Netflix’s mesmerizing new German language series Dark certainly is aptly namedA great deal of the new episode season takes place in dim rooms and unlit garages in The Dark Magazine The Dark Magazine The Latest Issue Call Them Children by Wenmimareba Klobah Collins On this island we like to die slowly Generationally At the other side of the counter Mam stirs sancocho with the candlelight drawing tenderness onto her features “I am lucky to have you” she says “Mi tesoro” It is really all she ever says any It worries her the soundlessness when we Technology explained What is the dark web There are many layers of the internet that cannot be found using a search engine The BBC's Chris Foxx explains what the dark web is and what it is used for Is the dark web illegal | Norton The dark web is where people can buy illegal drugs and firearms It's also dotted with sites that specialize in illicit pornography including child porn Many of the sites are illegal but there are exceptions to this rule You can find forums blogs and social media sites that cover topics such as politics and sports The Dark Knight Rises You think darkness is Oh you think darkness is your ally But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it moulded by it I didn't see the light until I was already a man by t California's dark orange sky is the most Why Was Africa Called the Dark Continent The myth of the Dark Continent referred to the savagery that Europeans said was endemic to Africa and even the idea that its lands were unknown came from erasing centuries of pre colonial history contact and travel across Africa Additional Sources Brantlinger Patrick Victorians and Africans The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent Critical Inuiry –.


10 thoughts on “The Dark Is Rising Seuence The Dark Is Rising #1 5

  1. Adam Adam says:

    This series is fantastic and has been horridly overlooked particularly so seeming that our current culture seems so fascinated with all things Potter Not that The Dark Is Rising is anything like Harry Potter not at all It's thickly steeped in Celtic and Arthurian legend is relentless in its exploration of a myriad of layers of history and time and simply reeks of magic I love this series and have for years Within the past two years I introduced these books to my wife who seethed with anticipation for the next time we would sit down so I could read to her I'll do the same given time with my daughter I'm really looking forward to thatIf you're a fan in any way of L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time series I have a feeling you'll dig these books They're very much their own work but I'm trying to give you a place to leap forth from


  2. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    If you like Harry Potter Philip Pullman Narnia King Arthur magic myth funny things English people any people big ideas reading booksyou will loveThe Dark is Rising seuenceany of the above is sufficientThese are the books that made me love reading that made me sneak a flashlight under the covers at night to pick up where my father had last read aloud The seuence begins mundanely with three children going on holiday in Cornwall in Over Sea Under Stone and ends in a battle of Arthurian proportions in Silver on the Tree Read this book—it is fluid well plotted excellently characterized funny scary tragic and awesome


  3. Rachel Rachel says:

    Okay the first thing to keep in mind is that Susan Cooper wrote these books long before JK Rowling was writing so if you see the parallels of an English boy who discovers he has magical powers on his eleventh birthdaywell you just have to suck it up and admit that Cooper did it first These are AMAZING books I was trying to think of which one I liked best but they're all so good Much darker than most children's fantasy Very scary When I was 10 I didn't sleep for days after reading The Dark Is Rising Also you can read the first two books out of order most people seem to read The Dark Is Rising before they read Over Sea Under Stone They will feel like they were written by two different people because Over Sea Under Stone is like a lighthearted children's adventure story and The Dark Is Rising is much well DARK Also the stories are very much tied to the legend of King Arthur if that is what floats your boat Won't say any you just have to read it yourself


  4. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    A dstinctive feature of this series of five children's books is that there are two distinctive groups of view point characters A normal family group of three siblings who are the lead characters in Under Sea and over Stone and in Greenwich while a boy with magical powers is the lead in the remaining three novels The Dark is Rising The Grey King and The Silver on the TreeAlthough Susan Cooper has been resident for some years now in the USA all five books are firmly rooted in Britain of the late 1960s and early 70s developing a strong sense of landscape that of Cornwall in Under Sea and Over stone and Greenwitch the Thames valley between Christmas and New Year in The Dark is rising or Wales in The Grey King and The Silver on the TreeIncreasingly the childrens' plunge into magic and mystery angles into Arthurian legend Recommended for youngsters it is the kind of series that can grow with the reader as the books become complex and have magical fantastical and mythological elements as they progress


  5. Kate Forsyth Kate Forsyth says:

    The five books in ‘The Dark is Rising Seuence’ are among my most treasured books from my childhood I have the old Puffin paperbacks which cost my aunt 275 each when she bought them for my 11th birthday I have read them so many times they are battered and creased and faded I read them again this Christmas as part of an international reading challenge initiated on Twitter by British authors Robert Macfarlane and Mary Bird Thousands of readers joined in to read The Dark is Rising Book 2 in the series which takes place between Midwinter Eve 20th December and Twelfth Night 5th January Some read it in one big gulp like me and others read each chapter on the date that corresponded with events in the book ie 1 2 chapters a day Readers shared their memories of the book discussed the meaning of symbols and events created original art found kindred spirits It was absolutely wonderfulI went on to read all five books in the seriesOver Sea Under Stone is the first book in the series and was written by Susan Cooper in response to a publishing content organised to honour the memory of Edith Nesbit one of the great Golden Age children’s writers She did not finish the manuscript in time to enter and the book was subseuently turned down by than twenty publishers before being accepted by Jonathan Cape and published in 1965 It tells the story of Simon Jane and Barney who go to Cornwall on a holiday with their family and end up being caught up in a uest to find the lost Holy Grail Drawing on Arthurian mythology but set in contemporary times the book introduces the children’s Great Uncle Merry a professor at Oxford who ends up revealing mysterious powers The book is like an old fashioned mystery than a traditional fantasy except with eerie unsettling moments of darkness and magic particularly towards the end The second book in the series The Dark is Rising was published in 1973 It tells the story of Will Stanton seventh son of a seventh son who turns 11 on Midwinter Eve and finds his safe and comfortable world threatened by strange and eerie events For Will is he discovers an Old One destined to fight on behalf of the Light against the ancient and malevolent forces of the Dark Merriman Lyon – the character of Great Uncle Merry – returns as the Oldest of the Old Ones and becomes Will’s guardian and mentor Will needs to find Six Signs if he is to defeat the forces of darkness this midwinter and help fulfil a mysterious prophecy“When the Dark comes rising six shall turn it back;Three from the circle three from the track;Wood bronze iron; Water fire stone;Five will return and one go aloneIron for the birthday; bronze carried long;Wood from the burning; stone out of song;Fire in the candle ring; water from the thaw;Six signs the circle and the grail gone beforeFire on the mountain shall find the harp of goldPlayed to wake the sleepers oldest of oldPower from the Green Witch lost beneath the seaAll shall find the Light at last silver on the tree”Of all the books in the series The Dark is Rising is my favourite perhaps because it was the first I ever read perhaps because of the vividness of the setting a small snow bound English village that seems outwardly normal but is still shadowed with magic menace and danger perhaps because I loved the idea of an ordinary boy who finds himself the carrier of an extraordinary destiny The book as a ALA Newbery Honor Book in 1974 and is often named on lists of the best books for children ever publishedGreenwitch the third in the series brings Simon Jane and Barney back to the little Cornish village where they had discovered the lost Holy Grail Jane watches an ancient ritualised offering to the sea and makes a wish that then helps the Light unlock the secrets of the Grail Greenwitch is the favourite of many female readers of this series because the key protagonist is a girl and she triumphs not because of any battle of strength but because she is compassionate and empathetic The Grey King the fourth book returns to the point of view of Will He wakes after a long and terrible illness with no memory of his role as an Old One and at risk from the forces of the Dark who seek to strike him own while he is vulnerable Sent to Wales to recuperate Will meets an albino teenager called Bran who has a strange dog like a wolf Guided only by snatches of memory Will and Bran must find the golden harp that will waken the Sleepers under the hill This is my favourite second of the series again because of the setting – the wild mountains and moors of Wales is brought so wonderfully to life – and also because of the sense of the great struggle between the forces of good and evil The Grey King won the 1976 Newbery Medal Silver on the Tree is the final book in the series and brings Will and Bran together with Simon Jane and Barney and their mysterious Great Uncle Merry They are searching for a magical crystal sword which will enable them to cut the mystical mistletoe the ‘silver on the tree’ in the final battle against the Dark Drawing on Welsh mythology and stories of a drowned land the suspense is heightened by the presence of a hidden enemy someone who is trusted but betrays them in the end It was truly wonderful to re read this series which had such a powerful shaping force upon my imagination as a child And a great deal of the pleasure came from sharing it with like minded people The twitter book club set up by Robert Macfarlane and Mary Bird intends to choose other great works of fantastical literature to read over the year I’ll can’t wait to be a part of it


  6. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    You know what is weird? Grown adults reading or re reading kids books and then complaining about plot issues or problems with the mythological underpinnings that no 10 year old would ever spot I loved these when I read them aged 9 or 10 and have very fond memories of feeling enveloped within their world


  7. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    This is one of the best fantasy series out there Many years before JK Rowling thought of a wizarding school and a great fight of good v evil Susan Cooper came up with this Arthurian fantasy I discovered it when I was younger by accident and I recently discovered this omnibus and thought I just HAVE to see if it's as good as I remember And it was It still held my attention it still had menace suspense and the heroism of good against evil I highly recommend it to fans of Harry Potter and Narnia Book 1 Over Sea Under StoneI remember having found this series in my local library when I was in middle school and loved it The first book I read was GREENWITCH but then I went back and read the whole seriesWhen I saw that the whole series was in one volume I decided to go back and relive my youth Would it be as good? The answer is yesI am still enthralled and thrilled The suspense and the wonder is still there I love itBook 2 The Dark Is RisingI saw the movie of this a while back I remember at the time thinking that I didn't remember reading that book Well there's a reason There's no comparison between the book and the filmMerriman is back and so is the Dark Sinister horseman time travel magic imbued in trees and Twelfth NightBook 3 Greenwitch Back to Cornwall and the Dark is threatening once again Merriman Will and the children from the first book Jane has a prominent part in this one and Will seems to have matured with his powerBook 4 The Grey KingSo powerful The darkest of the books yet We are in Wales in the wilderness A secret comes forthBook 5 Silver on the Tree The final fight against the Dark The Drews Will Stanton Bran and Uncle Merry go to Wales for the final battle


  8. Andy Andy says:

    This was my absolute favorite series of childrenearly adolescent books If I recall correctly I reread all of these just a few years ago Susan Cooper does not make so noticeable a shift in dumbing down the language or sentence structure for young readers which I like a lot It's a fantasy ish story but set in well what would have been current day for Susan Cooper at the time of writing it It is difficult to review all of these books at once because some are better than others and they even feature different protagonists all related to the same storyline in some cases My two favorites were The Dark is Rising and the Grey King But right now I'm having a difficult time expressing why they were my favorites as a kid except perhaps that they captured in exactly the way I needed them to at the time the recurring theme in children's literature of finding an extraordinary purpose in your life at that stage of introduction to adolescenceHarry Potter does this probably most famously these days but The Dark is Rising series has a archaic or perhaps classical feel to the story characters and writing


  9. Nicky Nicky says:

    This is probably my favourite series of books of all timeOver Sea Under Stone is aimed at the youngest audience of the five books but it's still readable and the prose is lovely The characters are instantly recognisable as children rather than the mini adults some writers make children and they're easy to identify with If nothing else you have to be charmed by Barney There's real suspense in this book if your heart isn't in your mouth while Barney and Simon are crawling through the tunnel you have no soul More detailed review here Dark Is Rising the second book seems to be for a bit older audience It constantly amazes me how well even minor characters like Paul Stanton are developed Will Stanton is both human and alien as he should be His coming of age rings very true one moment he's accepting his power but the next he's still a young boy setting fire to things I have a detailed review here is the shortest book It's the one I think of as focusing on Jane I got to care about her in this one Again the characters are amazingly believable and there's real tension and suspense Longer review here Grey King is lovely It introduces the final member of the Six Bran Davies It's also set in Wales which naturally endears it to me The characters in this book are all believable and spectacular And the very end where Owen and Bran stand together brings a lump to my throat every time Proper review here On The Tree is the final book Everything comes together here More tension glorious characters and a wonderful ending that kinda makes me want to kill Susan Cooper for what she's done to some of my favourite characters Full review here background mythology is extremely interesting and drawn from all parts of the UK The movie stripped all of this away among other things so I boycotted itSorry my html wasn't working; the links would've looked elegant


  10. Shmarya Shmarya says:

    I first read these books about twenty years ago when I was just 9 years old I subseuently forgot about them although certain images and scenes have been rumbling around in my head for the better part of a decade These scenes had managed to imprint themselves very deeply so that long after the name of the author and the titles of the books were forgotten I kept coming back to these flashes Recently I managed to get someone to identify the story on the scifi stackexchange I immediately purchased this box set and read through all five books in about two days time Needless to say I was sorely disappointed The books are terrible I know that at least two of them are Newberry award winners but I really found them unbearably difficult to read In fact I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to slog through at the age of nine The books tell of an ancient and ongoing battle between the Light and the Dark with champions on either side striving to take control of the earth and humanity Arthurian legend is Heavily recycled There are objects of power Edith Blyton type children running about on uests and seemingly all powerful beings who nevertheless are always just one step behind the enemy The storyline is just barely clear The characters are extremely flat Substantial explanation and pontificating on the part of a narrator At no point toes one actually feel that the characters actually worked through a problem The answer is always just suddenly clear or someone swoops in to save the day I found it almost impossible to relate to them Bottom line I would probably not recommend these to my nine year old self Better to get an early start on true epic fantasy from Jordan Rothfuss and Sanderson


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10 thoughts on “The Dark Is Rising Seuence The Dark Is Rising #1 5

  1. Adam Adam says:

    This series is fantastic and has been horridly overlooked particularly so seeming that our current culture seems so fascinated with all things Potter Not that The Dark Is Rising is anything like Harry Potter not at all It's thickly steeped in Celtic and Arthurian legend is relentless in its exploration of a myriad of layers of history and time and simply reeks of magic I love this series and have for years Within the past two years I introduced these books to my wife who seethed with anticipation for the next time we would sit down so I could read to her I'll do the same given time with my daughter I'm really looking forward to thatIf you're a fan in any way of L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time series I have a feeling you'll dig these books They're very much their own work but I'm trying to give you a place to leap forth from

  2. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    If you like Harry Potter Philip Pullman Narnia King Arthur magic myth funny things English people any people big ideas reading booksyou will loveThe Dark is Rising seuenceany of the above is sufficientThese are the books that made me love reading that made me sneak a flashlight under the covers at night to pick up where my father had last read aloud The seuence begins mundanely with three children going on holiday in Cornwall in Over Sea Under Stone and ends in a battle of Arthurian proportions in Silver on the Tree Read this book—it is fluid well plotted excellently characterized funny scary tragic and awesome

  3. Rachel Rachel says:

    Okay the first thing to keep in mind is that Susan Cooper wrote these books long before JK Rowling was writing so if you see the parallels of an English boy who discovers he has magical powers on his eleventh birthdaywell you just have to suck it up and admit that Cooper did it first These are AMAZING books I was trying to think of which one I liked best but they're all so good Much darker than most children's fantasy Very scary When I was 10 I didn't sleep for days after reading The Dark Is Rising Also you can read the first two books out of order most people seem to read The Dark Is Rising before they read Over Sea Under Stone They will feel like they were written by two different people because Over Sea Under Stone is like a lighthearted children's adventure story and The Dark Is Rising is much well DARK Also the stories are very much tied to the legend of King Arthur if that is what floats your boat Won't say any you just have to read it yourself

  4. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    A dstinctive feature of this series of five children's books is that there are two distinctive groups of view point characters A normal family group of three siblings who are the lead characters in Under Sea and over Stone and in Greenwich while a boy with magical powers is the lead in the remaining three novels The Dark is Rising The Grey King and The Silver on the TreeAlthough Susan Cooper has been resident for some years now in the USA all five books are firmly rooted in Britain of the late 1960s and early 70s developing a strong sense of landscape that of Cornwall in Under Sea and Over stone and Greenwitch the Thames valley between Christmas and New Year in The Dark is rising or Wales in The Grey King and The Silver on the TreeIncreasingly the childrens' plunge into magic and mystery angles into Arthurian legend Recommended for youngsters it is the kind of series that can grow with the reader as the books become complex and have magical fantastical and mythological elements as they progress

  5. Kate Forsyth Kate Forsyth says:

    The five books in ‘The Dark is Rising Seuence’ are among my most treasured books from my childhood I have the old Puffin paperbacks which cost my aunt 275 each when she bought them for my 11th birthday I have read them so many times they are battered and creased and faded I read them again this Christmas as part of an international reading challenge initiated on Twitter by British authors Robert Macfarlane and Mary Bird Thousands of readers joined in to read The Dark is Rising Book 2 in the series which takes place between Midwinter Eve 20th December and Twelfth Night 5th January Some read it in one big gulp like me and others read each chapter on the date that corresponded with events in the book ie 1 2 chapters a day Readers shared their memories of the book discussed the meaning of symbols and events created original art found kindred spirits It was absolutely wonderfulI went on to read all five books in the seriesOver Sea Under Stone is the first book in the series and was written by Susan Cooper in response to a publishing content organised to honour the memory of Edith Nesbit one of the great Golden Age children’s writers She did not finish the manuscript in time to enter and the book was subseuently turned down by than twenty publishers before being accepted by Jonathan Cape and published in 1965 It tells the story of Simon Jane and Barney who go to Cornwall on a holiday with their family and end up being caught up in a uest to find the lost Holy Grail Drawing on Arthurian mythology but set in contemporary times the book introduces the children’s Great Uncle Merry a professor at Oxford who ends up revealing mysterious powers The book is like an old fashioned mystery than a traditional fantasy except with eerie unsettling moments of darkness and magic particularly towards the end The second book in the series The Dark is Rising was published in 1973 It tells the story of Will Stanton seventh son of a seventh son who turns 11 on Midwinter Eve and finds his safe and comfortable world threatened by strange and eerie events For Will is he discovers an Old One destined to fight on behalf of the Light against the ancient and malevolent forces of the Dark Merriman Lyon – the character of Great Uncle Merry – returns as the Oldest of the Old Ones and becomes Will’s guardian and mentor Will needs to find Six Signs if he is to defeat the forces of darkness this midwinter and help fulfil a mysterious prophecy“When the Dark comes rising six shall turn it back;Three from the circle three from the track;Wood bronze iron; Water fire stone;Five will return and one go aloneIron for the birthday; bronze carried long;Wood from the burning; stone out of song;Fire in the candle ring; water from the thaw;Six signs the circle and the grail gone beforeFire on the mountain shall find the harp of goldPlayed to wake the sleepers oldest of oldPower from the Green Witch lost beneath the seaAll shall find the Light at last silver on the tree”Of all the books in the series The Dark is Rising is my favourite perhaps because it was the first I ever read perhaps because of the vividness of the setting a small snow bound English village that seems outwardly normal but is still shadowed with magic menace and danger perhaps because I loved the idea of an ordinary boy who finds himself the carrier of an extraordinary destiny The book as a ALA Newbery Honor Book in 1974 and is often named on lists of the best books for children ever publishedGreenwitch the third in the series brings Simon Jane and Barney back to the little Cornish village where they had discovered the lost Holy Grail Jane watches an ancient ritualised offering to the sea and makes a wish that then helps the Light unlock the secrets of the Grail Greenwitch is the favourite of many female readers of this series because the key protagonist is a girl and she triumphs not because of any battle of strength but because she is compassionate and empathetic The Grey King the fourth book returns to the point of view of Will He wakes after a long and terrible illness with no memory of his role as an Old One and at risk from the forces of the Dark who seek to strike him own while he is vulnerable Sent to Wales to recuperate Will meets an albino teenager called Bran who has a strange dog like a wolf Guided only by snatches of memory Will and Bran must find the golden harp that will waken the Sleepers under the hill This is my favourite second of the series again because of the setting – the wild mountains and moors of Wales is brought so wonderfully to life – and also because of the sense of the great struggle between the forces of good and evil The Grey King won the 1976 Newbery Medal Silver on the Tree is the final book in the series and brings Will and Bran together with Simon Jane and Barney and their mysterious Great Uncle Merry They are searching for a magical crystal sword which will enable them to cut the mystical mistletoe the ‘silver on the tree’ in the final battle against the Dark Drawing on Welsh mythology and stories of a drowned land the suspense is heightened by the presence of a hidden enemy someone who is trusted but betrays them in the end It was truly wonderful to re read this series which had such a powerful shaping force upon my imagination as a child And a great deal of the pleasure came from sharing it with like minded people The twitter book club set up by Robert Macfarlane and Mary Bird intends to choose other great works of fantastical literature to read over the year I’ll can’t wait to be a part of it

  6. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    You know what is weird? Grown adults reading or re reading kids books and then complaining about plot issues or problems with the mythological underpinnings that no 10 year old would ever spot I loved these when I read them aged 9 or 10 and have very fond memories of feeling enveloped within their world

  7. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    This is one of the best fantasy series out there Many years before JK Rowling thought of a wizarding school and a great fight of good v evil Susan Cooper came up with this Arthurian fantasy I discovered it when I was younger by accident and I recently discovered this omnibus and thought I just HAVE to see if it's as good as I remember And it was It still held my attention it still had menace suspense and the heroism of good against evil I highly recommend it to fans of Harry Potter and Narnia Book 1 Over Sea Under StoneI remember having found this series in my local library when I was in middle school and loved it The first book I read was GREENWITCH but then I went back and read the whole seriesWhen I saw that the whole series was in one volume I decided to go back and relive my youth Would it be as good? The answer is yesI am still enthralled and thrilled The suspense and the wonder is still there I love itBook 2 The Dark Is RisingI saw the movie of this a while back I remember at the time thinking that I didn't remember reading that book Well there's a reason There's no comparison between the book and the filmMerriman is back and so is the Dark Sinister horseman time travel magic imbued in trees and Twelfth NightBook 3 Greenwitch Back to Cornwall and the Dark is threatening once again Merriman Will and the children from the first book Jane has a prominent part in this one and Will seems to have matured with his powerBook 4 The Grey KingSo powerful The darkest of the books yet We are in Wales in the wilderness A secret comes forthBook 5 Silver on the Tree The final fight against the Dark The Drews Will Stanton Bran and Uncle Merry go to Wales for the final battle

  8. Andy Andy says:

    This was my absolute favorite series of childrenearly adolescent books If I recall correctly I reread all of these just a few years ago Susan Cooper does not make so noticeable a shift in dumbing down the language or sentence structure for young readers which I like a lot It's a fantasy ish story but set in well what would have been current day for Susan Cooper at the time of writing it It is difficult to review all of these books at once because some are better than others and they even feature different protagonists all related to the same storyline in some cases My two favorites were The Dark is Rising and the Grey King But right now I'm having a difficult time expressing why they were my favorites as a kid except perhaps that they captured in exactly the way I needed them to at the time the recurring theme in children's literature of finding an extraordinary purpose in your life at that stage of introduction to adolescenceHarry Potter does this probably most famously these days but The Dark is Rising series has a archaic or perhaps classical feel to the story characters and writing

  9. Nicky Nicky says:

    This is probably my favourite series of books of all timeOver Sea Under Stone is aimed at the youngest audience of the five books but it's still readable and the prose is lovely The characters are instantly recognisable as children rather than the mini adults some writers make children and they're easy to identify with If nothing else you have to be charmed by Barney There's real suspense in this book if your heart isn't in your mouth while Barney and Simon are crawling through the tunnel you have no soul More detailed review here Dark Is Rising the second book seems to be for a bit older audience It constantly amazes me how well even minor characters like Paul Stanton are developed Will Stanton is both human and alien as he should be His coming of age rings very true one moment he's accepting his power but the next he's still a young boy setting fire to things I have a detailed review here is the shortest book It's the one I think of as focusing on Jane I got to care about her in this one Again the characters are amazingly believable and there's real tension and suspense Longer review here Grey King is lovely It introduces the final member of the Six Bran Davies It's also set in Wales which naturally endears it to me The characters in this book are all believable and spectacular And the very end where Owen and Bran stand together brings a lump to my throat every time Proper review here On The Tree is the final book Everything comes together here More tension glorious characters and a wonderful ending that kinda makes me want to kill Susan Cooper for what she's done to some of my favourite characters Full review here background mythology is extremely interesting and drawn from all parts of the UK The movie stripped all of this away among other things so I boycotted itSorry my html wasn't working; the links would've looked elegant

  10. Shmarya Shmarya says:

    I first read these books about twenty years ago when I was just 9 years old I subseuently forgot about them although certain images and scenes have been rumbling around in my head for the better part of a decade These scenes had managed to imprint themselves very deeply so that long after the name of the author and the titles of the books were forgotten I kept coming back to these flashes Recently I managed to get someone to identify the story on the scifi stackexchange I immediately purchased this box set and read through all five books in about two days time Needless to say I was sorely disappointed The books are terrible I know that at least two of them are Newberry award winners but I really found them unbearably difficult to read In fact I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to slog through at the age of nine The books tell of an ancient and ongoing battle between the Light and the Dark with champions on either side striving to take control of the earth and humanity Arthurian legend is Heavily recycled There are objects of power Edith Blyton type children running about on uests and seemingly all powerful beings who nevertheless are always just one step behind the enemy The storyline is just barely clear The characters are extremely flat Substantial explanation and pontificating on the part of a narrator At no point toes one actually feel that the characters actually worked through a problem The answer is always just suddenly clear or someone swoops in to save the day I found it almost impossible to relate to them Bottom line I would probably not recommend these to my nine year old self Better to get an early start on true epic fantasy from Jordan Rothfuss and Sanderson

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