Thursday, December 21, 2006

Silver on the Tree - Susan Cooper

The conclusion to the fabulous Dark is Rising sequence brings it all together. The Drew children, Will, Merriman Lyon, Bran, and their human relatives and acquantainces, one of whom will prove crucial, and a traitor will be revealed.

Will and Bran must undergo the most perilous quest, to the find the sword of power.

Again, the clues are poetic :-

I am the womb of every holt,
I am the blaze on every hill,
I am the queen of every hive,
I am the shield for every head,
I am the tomb of every hope —
I am Eirias

At the end, a decision must be made by those who are not mortal, about those who are mortal.

4.5 out of 5

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