I posted about this a few weeks back after I signed up, and the 2015 The Dark Is Rising Readathon is nearly upon us.
Regular visitors to the blog will know that these books, by Susan Cooper, helped turn me into a bookworm. I read Under Sea Over Stone under the duvet with a torch provided by my Grandad. I was captivated.
The story, told across five books, details the eternal battle between light and dark, weaving in Arthurian legends, British folklore and mythology in an adventure which is thrilling, thought provoking and powerful.
Ostensibly written for older children and young adults, these books can be enjoyed by everyone. Susan Cooper is an enormously talented writer, and as I have said before, a good story is a good story.
The Readathon kicks off on the 1st December 2015, and I will be taking part and blogging my way through it. I have decided that my childhood copies won’t stand another read, they are far too fragile now, so I am going to read my Folio Society editions which The Delightful Mr F bought me.
There is a nice little community of folks reading together, with a group on Facebook, and a website. Why not register and join in?
The reading order is as follows:
- Over Sea, Under Stone
- The Dark Is Rising
- The Greenwitch
- The Grey King
- Silver On The Tree
Hope to see you there!