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Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper
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Jan 29, 12

bookshelves: arthurian, fantasy, children-s-and-ya
Read on January 29, 2012

This book brings together the rest of the sequence, and brings the struggle of the Light and the Dark to its conclusion. It's mostly set in Wales, with all the characters reuniting there. It has a lot of the stunning passages of prose that I've praised before, and as with The Grey King, it's a bit more subtle in terms of the Light/Dark divide. Not quite as much as I'd really like to see, I think: the White Rider is a pretty troubling figure. I'd want more ambiguity there, more of a hint that she had feelings as those of the Light do.

Still, I love this book so much. I love the characters, the weaving in of mythology, the Welshness... And I have no doubt that I'll be reading it again, sometime soon.
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“For Drake is no longer in his hammock, children, nor is Arthur somewhere sleeping, and you may not lie idly expecting the second coming of anybody now, because the world is yours and it is up to you.”
Susan Cooper, Silver on the Tree


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