The Grey King (Dark Is Rising, #4)
There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes-- a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he came to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, the strange boy... show more
There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes-- a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he came to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, the strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark. And it is Will's task to wake-- with the golden harp-- the six who must be roused from their long slumber in the Welsh hills to prepare for the last battle between the Dark and the Light.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 30th 1986
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Pages no: 165
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Dark is Rising -5 (#4)
"The boys stood frozen, gazing at him in horror; he was not for that moment a human being, but a frenzied creature possessed by rage, turned into an animal. All that could be seen in him was the urge to hurt, and it was, as it always will be, the most dreadful sight in the world." My parents sent ...
The Dark is Rising Sequence gets all grown up in The Grey King. I can only assume that other childhood reading (Alan Garner, Lloyd Alexander) had made me very resilient and that much of the adult drama winged straight over my head the first time I read it aged all of about 7 or 8, as this is neither...
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,...
July 2013 rereadThis fourth book is where the Dark is Rising sequence begins to pick up its pace and become more epic, weaving the final battle of the Dark vs. the Light into a retold Arthurian mythos. Rereading it as an adult, I began to feel again a little bit of the magic that so entranced me as ...
This has always been my favorite book in the series, and it still is. Well, so far. I remember that the last book offered some competition, what with the climax of the series and all. But I'm pretty sure that much as I'm going to love it again, Book 4 will remain my favorite. Some of my favorite cha...