Archive for May, 2010

Old School Review: The Dark Is Rising Sequence (Over Sea, Under Stone, The Dark Is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, Silver on the Tree)

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

By Susan Cooper [LibraryThing]

On his 11th birthday, Will Stanton learns that he not merely human; he is the last of the immortal Old Ones, destined to protect the world from those that would destroy it. Since time immemorial there has been a constant struggle between the forces of the Light and those of the Dark. Now the Dark is rising, gathering for a final push, and the chances of stopping it for once and for all rest with a small group of children: Will, youngest of the Old Ones; Simon, Jane, and Barney Drew, powerless but clever and resourceful; and Bran Davies the Raven Boy, with a secret magical heritage of his own.


Dragon Spear

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

By Jessica Day George [LibraryThing]

Just when Creel thinks her troubles with dragons are over and it’s finally time to get married, Velika, queen of the dragons, is kidnapped. Creel and her friends must travel to a distant land to rescue her, but when they get there, they discover that it’s not just Velika’s life at stake – it’s the future of the entire dragon kingdom. Will Creel ever finish her wedding dress?