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The Grey King by Susan Cooper
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Oct 31, 10

Read from August 09 to 13, 2010

** spoiler alert ** This was the least satisfying book of The Dark Is Rising series so far. It was building well, with a great story and characters, but I found that the climax was a bit...well...anticlimactic. It all resolved too easily, especially when a major antagonist (Caradog Pritchard) was overcome merely by someone coming over and restraining him. I thought the Main Character (Will) was supposed to overcome virtually insurmountable obstacles to reach his goal, but he just pulled out the magic harp and played it, and all went smoothly after that. Hmm.

However, despite these gripes, the characters are endearing and the setting evocative. I did enjoy the read.
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