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Over Sea, Under Stone: Book One of The Dark Is Rising Sequence (Dark Is Rising Sequence #01)

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I did not know that you children would be the ones to find it. Or what danger you would be putting yourselves in.

Throughout time, the forces of good and evil have battled continuously, maintaining the balance. Whenever evil forces grow too powerful, a champion of good is called to drive them back. Now, with evil's power rising and a champion yet to be found, three siblings find themselves at the center of a mystical war.

Jane, Simon, and Barney Drew have discovered an ancient text that reads of a legendary grail lost centuries ago. The grail is an object of great power, buried with a vital secret. As the Drews race against the forces of evil, they must piece together the text's clues to find the grail — and keep its secret safe until a new champion rises.

Review:

"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." Psychology Today

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"A wonderfully well-told story." The Horn Book

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"Beautifully told...superbly written." New York Times on The Dark Is Rising Sequence

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"The simplicity and unpretentiousness of Cooper's exciting story are its best virtues. This is just terrific entertainment for young and old alike....The children are very appealing and believable characters, not the least bit cloying nor advanced beyond their years." SFReviews.net

Synopsis:

Three English children find clues to an ancient treasure linked to King Arthur and suddenly find themselves in deadly danger, pursued by forces of ancient evil.

Synopsis:

"I DID NOT KNOW THAT YOU CHILDREN WOULD BE THE ONES TO FIND IT. OR WHAT DANGER YOU WOULD BE PUTTING YOURSELVES IN."

Throughout time, the forces of good and evil have battled continuously, maintaining the balance. Whenever evil forces grow too powerful, a champion of good is called to drive them back. Now, with evil's power rising and a champion yet to be found, three siblings find themselves at the center of a mystical war.

Jane, Simon, and Barney Drew have discovered an ancient text that reads of a legendary grail lost centuries ago. The grail is an object of great power, buried with a vital secret. As the Drews race against the forces of evil, they must piece together the text's clues to find the grail — and keep its secret safe until a new champion rises.

Synopsis:

In this second book of Cooper's classic Dark Is Rising sequence, the three Drew children discover an ancient map that is actually the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark.

About the Author

Susan Cooper won the Newbery Medal for The Grey King and a Newbery Honor for The Dark Is Rising. Her other acclaimed works include The Boggart, The Boggart and the Monster, and King of Shadows. Susan Cooper lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

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Eden, August 18, 2011 (view all comments by Eden)
Jane, Simon and Barney are on holiday with their parents in Cornwall. They are staying in the Grey house and one day, while exploring in the attic they found a very old map. They think it must be to some sort of treasure.
The Drew children soon find out that the map is much more important than they think. They are soon being watched by people they thought friends and they turn to their Great-Uncle Merry for help in finding what the map leads to.

I've wanted to read this book ever since I watched The Seeker movie a few years ago. I really enjoyed the movie. Though a bit slow at parts, this book didn't disappoint. It's really a fun story and you can't wait to find out what happens next.
I also really like the Drew children and wish their uncle appeared more in the book. He was a good character, but a bit mystery and it would be interesting to learn more about him.
The story is really an adventure about finding something really special. A treasure, but not the kind you think. It sort of makes you want to go on your own adventure after reading this book.
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crowyhead, October 31, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This isn't quite as exciting as the later books in the series, I don't think, but I love the interaction between Jane, Simon, Barney, and Merriman.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416949640
Author:
Cooper, Susan
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Dark Is Rising Sequence, The
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
May 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 224 pages Simon Pulse - English 9781416949640 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "A wonderfully well-told story."
"Review" by , "Beautifully told...superbly written."
"Review" by , "The simplicity and unpretentiousness of Cooper's exciting story are its best virtues. This is just terrific entertainment for young and old alike....The children are very appealing and believable characters, not the least bit cloying nor advanced beyond their years."
"Synopsis" by , Three English children find clues to an ancient treasure linked to King Arthur and suddenly find themselves in deadly danger, pursued by forces of ancient evil.
"Synopsis" by , "I DID NOT KNOW THAT YOU CHILDREN WOULD BE THE ONES TO FIND IT. OR WHAT DANGER YOU WOULD BE PUTTING YOURSELVES IN."

Throughout time, the forces of good and evil have battled continuously, maintaining the balance. Whenever evil forces grow too powerful, a champion of good is called to drive them back. Now, with evil's power rising and a champion yet to be found, three siblings find themselves at the center of a mystical war.

Jane, Simon, and Barney Drew have discovered an ancient text that reads of a legendary grail lost centuries ago. The grail is an object of great power, buried with a vital secret. As the Drews race against the forces of evil, they must piece together the text's clues to find the grail — and keep its secret safe until a new champion rises.

"Synopsis" by , In this second book of Cooper's classic Dark Is Rising sequence, the three Drew children discover an ancient map that is actually the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark.
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