The Grey King

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Simon and Schuster, May 8, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
"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...

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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

Overall, I have mixed feelings about The Dark Is Rising sequence and this novel in particular, but it has one moment that for me is perfect, when the heroes have to win a magical harp by answering ... Read full review

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User Review  - adamwolf - LibraryThing

Hmm. I didn't like this one as much as the previous ones. The big bad villain just gave up at the end. The big bad is obsessed with hurting dogs. I hope the last book will be as good as the earlier ones were. Read full review


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Susan Cooper is one of our foremost children’s authors; her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising has sold millions of copies worldwide. Her many books have won the Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and been shortlisted five times for the Carnegie Medal. She combines fantasy with history in Victory (a Washington Post Top Ten for Children novel), King of Shadows and Ghost Hawk, and her magical The Boggart and the Monster, second in a trilogy, won the Scottish Arts Council’s Children’s Book Award. Susan Cooper lives on a saltmarsh island in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at