Friday, May 9, 2008

Book Review #64
The Grey King by Susan Cooper
Rating: two stars (out of four)

When Will Stanton is sent to Wales to recover from a severe illness he has no idea of what adventures he is going to stumble upon.  He meets a very strange lad named Bran and his dog.  The Dark also follows Will, trying to prevent him from waking the six sleepers and fulfill his part in the fight against the Dark and the Light

This was a pretty good book, I wasn't too impressed with the story line, but I thought Bran was a cool character.  The Grey King was a little darker then the rest of the series and that deterred from the story a little, because up until now it had been pretty light-hearted. Some of the quests I thought were a little too easy, or simple for Will and Bran to complete, I wasn't sitting on the edge of my seat wondering if they were going to make it.  Seeings how I had already read three books though, it must have been pretty interesting.  I didn't feel as if it was quite up to Newbery Medal material, but I liked it all the same.

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