Publish date: October 1st 2000
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Dark is Rising -5 (#3)
This third volume of The Dark is Rising sequence returns us to the Drew children and the theft of the Trewissick Grail they found at the end at the first book, Over Sea, Under Stone. How the priceless artifact was stolen from a museum baffles the police, as there is no evidence of a break-in. Merry ...
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.