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Monday, December 22, 2008

Silver on the Tree - Susan Cooper

Silver on the Tree is the final book of the Dark is Rising Sequence. It falls third in my ranking list. In the book, Will, Bran, the Drew children, John Rowland and Merriman all come together in the final battle against the Dark.

I’m of two minds on this book. On the one hand, I love the section where Will and Bran visit the Lost Land. Cooper’s words throughout this middle section are simply gorgeous, and the imagery of their journey to the sea is a treat to read.

I’m not enthralled with the remaining sections of the book. There are charming little interludes here and there, but the whole climatic scene when they finally defeat the Dark isn’t as grand as I feel like it should be. And the ending has always rather bugged me. It seems too simple, somehow.

Still, by the strength of her beautiful words alone, I will always deeply love this series of books.

2 comments:

Nymeth said...

It's too bad this didn't live up to the rest of the series, but it still sounds well worth reading. I'm 2/3rds of the way into The Dark is Rising and I love it so far!

Megan said...

It's not that it's terrible. I just wish it were better.