The Grey King (The Dark is Rising, #4)
Publish date: 1977
Publisher: Puffin Books
Pages no: 189
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
, Middle Grade
, Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Dark is Rising -5 (#4)
The fourth volume of The Dark is Rising series begins with Will traveling to Wales to stay with a cousin of his mother's, so he can recuperate from hepatitis. The young man is troubled because there is something important he forgot. On the way to the cousin's home, he sees clouds around a mountainto...
"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 ...
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