Over Sea Under Stone Author:Susan Cooper "You can search and search on a quest, and in the end you may never get there at all," Barney warned Simon and Jane. The three Drew children, on a holiday in Cornwall, had found an old map and had embarked on a hunt for ancient treasure linked with King Arthur. The treasure, which lay "over sea, under stone," was more precious than life itself... more », for , if found by the right people, it would help keep at bay the ancient forces of evil that were once again powerful in the world.
The children soon find themselves beset by deadly dangers somehow connected with the local vicar and a curiously menacing man and his sister who arrive in the little harbor on a gleaming white yacht. The imperiled children turn for help to their Great-Uncle Merry, a renowned scholar, who draws on his vast knowledge of ancient lore to protect them The exciting climax comes on the day of the village fair when the children, with the treasure almost theirs, find themselves trapped by the rising tide between cliff and sea.
With its powerful mystical theme, Over Sea, Under Stone introduces a gifted new writer with a rare ability to tell a spellbinding tale.