The fourth novel in Susan Cooper’s Dark Is Rising sequence.
Following a serious illness, Will is sent to stay with his uncle in the wild, bleak mountains of Tywyd. He is troubled by vague memories until he meets the mysterious Bran – and suddenly Will knows the task that lies ahead. With Bran’s help, Will sets out to find the golden harp and awaken the six sleepers who must join the final battle between the Dark and the Light. But Will is about to encounter his most terrifying opponent yet: the Grey King.
Reviewed by Sophie Breese in Slightly Foxed Issue 52.
Myth and Magic
When I was 10 I read Susan Cooper’s Over Sea, Under Stone for the first time. And I will never forget the moment on p. 218 in my now broken-backed copy of this novel when I experienced what I can...Read more