Synopses & Reviews
There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes -- a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he came to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, a strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark. And it is Will's task to wake-with the golden harp -- the six who must be roused from their long slumber in the Welsh hills to prepare for the last battle between the Dark and the Light.
Psychology Today "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."
In Wales, recovering from a severe illness, Will meets Bran, a strange boy with a white dog, who invokes an old Welsh legend that foreshadows Will's role in the last battle between the Dark and the Light.
About the Author
Susan Cooper is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor and has sold millions of copies worldwide. She is also the author of andlt;iandgt;Victoryandlt;/iandgt;, a andlt;iandgt;Booklistandlt;/iandgt; Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth book and a andlt;iandgt;Washington Postandlt;/iandgt; Top Ten for Children novel; andlt;iandgt;King of Shadowsandlt;/iandgt;, a andlt;iandgt;Boston Globe-Horn Bookandlt;/iandgt; Award Honor book; andlt;iandgt;The Boggartandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Seawardandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;i andgt;Ghost Hawkandlt;