Greenwitch (Dark Is Rising, #3)
Simon, Jane and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to help recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil, the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton-- nor of the sinister... show more
Simon, Jane and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to help recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil, the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton-- nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest. Their search for the grail sets into motion a series of disturbing, sometimes dangerous events that, at their climax, bring forth a gift that, for a time at least, will keep the Dark from rising.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 30th 1986
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 131
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Dark is Rising -5 (#3)
This third book in the Dark is Rising series is more interesting than the previous, probably because there's much less exposition and the addition of Wild Magic to the plain old Light vs Dark spiced up the storytelling. And the connection between the little girl and the Greenwitch is far more engagi...
Back in middle school, when I was discovering fantasy books and reading through my school library, one of the very first series that I found and devoured was Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising sequence. The library initially only had the first two or three books, but over the course of my time there,...
Continuing my reread of my favorite childhood series, I remember that I found Greenwitch less interesting than the book before it or the books that followed — basically, a mid-series slump. This was my impression on rereading it many years later; it's not bad, but a fairly typical children's fantasy...
I remember being rather frightened by one part of this book when I read it the first time. And overall the whole book had a more sinister-feeling tone that disturbed me. I don't feel that way as an adult (thankfully!) and think I actually appreciate it more with age.
A 3.5 star review.So far absolutely the best of the lot. I still by far prefer the Drew kids to Will, but he did grow on me in this book... even if I do wish the four of them had been able to work together instead of separately. I loved Jane's sympathy for and loyalty towards the Greenwitch.The seri...