A reisssue of the fourth book in THE DARK IS RISING sequence.
Louise L. Sherman, formerly Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
"Susan Cooper is one of the few contemporary writers who has the vivid imagination, the narrative
powers, and the moral vision that permit her to create the kind of sweeping conflict between good and
evil that lies at the heart of all great fantasy. Tolkien had it. So did C.S. Lewis. And Cooper
writes in the same tradition."
--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
On the up side though some of the mystique of the second book that emulates "Dark Shadows" is there, standing side by side with the third books more complex immagery. So in the end were this book made into a movie, while it would have been doable in the 60s, lacking anything that would have looked too cheasy, it would also be possible to be done in the 20th century without adding in two hours of mindless action that didn't occurr in the book, just to make the f/x guys happy (do the cave, the Grey King, and a time travel scene for Gwene and Bran, then send them on to the next movie with a smile and a months paycheck for two weeks).