Synopses & Reviews
On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that
they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that -- the key
to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching
for it themselves, the Drews put their very lives in peril.
"The charming beginning to Susan Cooper's [Dark Is Rising] series....This is an outstanding...tale that all young [readers] and adults will thoroughly enjoy." School Library Journal
"A tale of mounting excitement, suffused with legendary, mystical, and allegorical overtones." Horn Book
Three children on a holiday in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest for a grail that would reveal the true story of King Arthur and that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the forces of the Dark.