While many of the young adult fantasy series out there (Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, etc.) are perfectly readable and enjoyable for adults, this series is probably not one of them. It tends to be a bit too simplistic with the problems too easily solved. This is the third book in "The Dark is Rising" sequence and brings together characters from the first two books. One of the characters is clearly in control of the situation, not needing to work it solving the problems at all and the other three are just stumbling around blindly, never understanding what's happening at all. The climax comes and goes before you know it--very simplistic. I wouldn't recommend this as a serious read for adults.
Fast, engaging, and a delightful story of witches, small towns, and the sea.
Third in Susan Cooper's wonderful "The Dark is Rising" series, dealing with the ancient magic of Britain. Recommended!
Excellent YA fantasy thriller
This is the third book in one of my favorite series of books (The Dark Is Rising).
This is a wonderful fantasy series. Simon, Jane and Barney are enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle to help fight the forces of evil, the Dark. Will Stanton, who appears to be an ordinary child, but is the last-born of the immortal Old Ones and therefore, not really an ordinary child at all, is also joining forces with them. They fight fear and death in the darkly brooding Welsh hills, in a quest through time and space that touches the most ancient myths of the British Isles.
The second book in the Dark Is Rising sequence.
Wonderful, classic fantasy for the young reader.
Book is in good cond.
A great series, one to keep your attention and wanting to get the next book.
Fun reading. Setting up the story line for the fourth book of five.