The Grey King
"Fire on the Mountain Shall Find the Harp of Gold Played to Wake the Sleepers, Oldest of the Old..." With the final battle between the Light and the Dark soon approaching, Will sets out on a quest to call for aid. Hidden within the Welsh hills is a magical harp that he must use to wake the... show more
"Fire on the Mountain Shall Find the Harp of Gold Played to Wake the Sleepers, Oldest of the Old..." With the final battle between the Light and the Dark soon approaching, Will sets out on a quest to call for aid. Hidden within the Welsh hills is a magical harp that he must use to wake the Sleepers - six noble riders who have slept for centuries. But an illness has robbed Will of nearly all his knowledge of the Old Ones, and he is left only with a broken riddle to guide him in his task. As Will travels blindly through the hills, his journey will bring him face-to-face with the most powerful Lord of the Dark - the Grey King. The King holds the harp and Sleepers within his lands, and there has yet to be a force strong enough to tear them from his grasp...
Publish date: May 8th 2007
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 192
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...
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