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"When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back, He is the Sign-Seeker, last of the immortal Old Ones, destined to battle the powers of evil that trouble the land. Her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor. Editorial Reviews. cittadelmonte.info Review. "When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back, Susan Cooper, in her five-title Dark Is Rising sequence, creates a world where the conflict between good and evil reaches epic proportions. Over Sea, Under Stone. The Dark Is Rising Sequence (Series). Book 1. Susan Cooper Author Alex Jennings Narrator (). cover image of The Dark Is Rising .
It was interesting to start reading this book and have no idea, at first, of how it connected to the first book in the series. That became clear over time, in an interesting way. It was a quick read for me, and enjoyable, and I passed it on to my year-old and she liked it too. This is a well-known and highly regarded children's fantasy series involving a supernatural threat to modern Britain. The setting in this case rural Buckinghamshire is vividly real, and so is the Susan Cooper lives on a saltmarsh island in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand. The Dark Is Rising.
Between "Endymion Spring" trying to convince them that Oxford is a hip youth hang-out and Ms. Cooper giving us a hearty heaping of Lord Nelson facts, the time has never been better to be enamored of all things English. With it's almost too tasteful cover and whopping great amounts of historical fiction ah-flowing through its gills, "Victory" is probably not going to be the first book the kids pick up when they walk into a library or bookstore.
For those with a penchant for both history and realism, however, they may well find much to love here. Enjoyable indeed. Molly is an English girl starting a new life in modern day America.
Sam is an 11 year old country boy who is pressed into service upon HMS Victory at the turn of the 19th century. Two threads of a story that drift together when Molly finds a very special book in a second hand bookshop one wet day. In the course of the book the reader is transported back to the Battle of Trafalgar. An enjoyable read with plenty of good historical detail and a mystery to resolve itself.
I am so glad that Susan Cooper is writing books again. I think I have read everything she has written, and every book is enjoyable and of a high standard.
This book is no exception, and this is as ever a good young adult book. But, in fact, when reading into this period of history, I would rater Powder Monkey by Paul Dowswell a little more highly.
There is even more historical detail in that book, and the story was every bit as good. If you want to read just one book about life aboard a ship in Nelson's day, read "Powder Monkey". But if you want to read a very good story, this one is worth it too.
Suffering from severe homesickness for her former civilized life in London, eleven-year-old Molly Jennings is deeply unhappy. She has been transplanted to Connecticut into a new life and family by her mother's marriage. Forced into a sail with her stepfather and stepbrother, Molly is accidently knocked into the sea. Her terror, before she is pulled to safety, is so profound that it seems to set into play strange, psychic connections with a young British sailor from the past, Sam Robbins.
The seemingly unrelated stories of present-day Molly and early nineteenth-century Sam are told in alternating episodes. The connection between the two is masterfully. The excitng past infringes on Molly's present until it culminates in a frightning denoument aboard HMS Victory, now a marine museum. The ending, which ties up the complex threads of the story with astute perceptions of history, is totally satisfying. Another victory for its author.
Over Sea Under Stone
Sam Robbins is an year-old ship's boy, forced from his home in England when he and his uncle are pressed into service in His Majesty's Navy in Sara Jennings is an year-old girl, forced from her home in England when her mother remarries and moves the family to Connecticut in Years and miles apart, the two youngsters share a bond, woven into the cloth of a tiny fragment from the flag that once flew over HMS Victory, the flagship of Admiral Lord Nelson at Trafalgar.
The two children's lives couldn't be more different, yet author Susan Cooper weaves them together with the expert touch of a seasoned writer, best known for her landmark "The Dark is Rising" series. Cooper's research is impeccable; although Sara is an entirely fictional creation and Sam was nothing more than a name on a ship's register, Cooper has turned them into real, three-dimensional characters who feel, and consequently make readers feel, too.
Cooper's work is always readable and entertaining. Seasoning her story heavily with history from the exciting days of Nelson's Navy, there's enough detail about life aboard a naval flagship to make readers feel the wood beneath their feet, hear the wind in the rigging and knock their bread against the table, for fear of weevils.
The juxtapositioning of Sam's and Sara's narratives -- Sam's in first-person past, Sara's in third-person present -- is completely natural, flowing easily across centuries as their stories unfold.
Written for young-adult readers, adults will find themselves equally captivated by this delightful novel. NET editor.
Greenwitch (The Dark Is Rising Book 3) (English Edition) - eBooks em InglÃªs na cittadelmonte.info
On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift-- that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.
The Walker on the Old Way. The Book of Gramarye. The Testing. The Coming of the Cold. The Hawk in the Dark. Compra verificada. Every year, the women of Trewissick build an effigy of leaves and branches called the Greenwitch, and cast it from the coastal cliffs as an offering for good fortune and good fishing in the coming year. As it sinks beneath the waves, it becomes much more than an artificial figure, growing into a potent magical force, before being lost to the depths.
Meanwhile, The Dark has stolen the grail which the Drews had rescued from its clutches in "Over Sea, Under Stone" but its agents can only decipher the grail's power with the help of an ancient scroll.
That scroll has been lost to the sea off Trewissick, and the Greenwitch has found and claimed it.
Both the Light and the Dark desperately need the full power of the grail, and the Dark plan to gain control over the Greenwitch in order to obtain it. Jane Drew, present at the making of the Greenwitch and sensing a deep sadness and loneliness in the creature, makes a connection that will draw her and siblings deeply into this conflict with powerful supernatural forces. It will be Jane, now, who will be key to holding the rising Dark at bay.
In it, we revisit the Drews, and see Will Stanton coming into his power, but it is the relationship between Jane and the Greenwitch - and the manifestations unleashed on the seaside town - that make this a memorable read. This is the third book in the Dark Is Rising Series. Only this time, they are joined by the mysterious Will Stanton.
This book is filled with adventure and mystical powers as the Drew children help the "Old Ones" in the battle of the "Good" against the "Dark. The Drew children must learn to work with Will through unexpected turns and twists that leads to the explosive ending when the Good once again pushes back the Dark.
There are a few things I'd have preferred done differently, but if I want a story my way, I have to write it. I chose to read this one instead. Although the tradition is made-up, there are enough traditions that have similar elements that it's believable.
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