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Read & download Silver on the Tree Silver on the Tree Free read ✓ 102 Susan Cooper Ô 2 Summary N the darkly brooding Welsh hills in a uest through time and space that touches the most ancient myths of the British Isles and that brings Susan Cooper's masterful seuence of novels to a satysfying clo. And now we have to talk about The Thing Spoilers abound for once because I ve really just gotta get my teeth straight into this Before that though the rest of the book It s honestly I m not crazy about it I remember that this was never one I reread much as a child Well that s not true I reread the first third all the time but I d stop whenever the magic started coming thick and heavy There is something so wrenching about Will and his brother by the river about Stephen caring enough to ask and his blunted adult incomprehension of Will s answers the depth of Will s loss in that moment Contrast that to the back half of the book which is having a uite high level discussion of the production of art and it just it s not like it isn t a good discussion Cooper is and was a hell of an artist herself obviously I m just not engaging on that level after the book opens so viscerallyAll right enough stalling The ThingAs a child the end of this book was arbitrary and cruel because it directly opposed my main interest in fantasy Nothing unusual about what I was after I wanted to read about kids having access to a world bigger than the regimented difficult pedestrian one I lived in I wanted to read about kids being able to open a door into power and wonder And the end of this book slammed the door in all our facesThis time of course I knew what was coming and as an adult I can follow the argument Cooper has been having about it all along Mostly in Greenwitch much to my adult surprise And it s look it s not like I agree with her I don t to put it bluntlyBut I do get it now and I think it s actually some really difficult territory she s on Losing the memory of what has happened isn t a way to strip everyone of the power they ve accessed it s the only way to open the door to a new power and responsibility That s what Merriman says anyway For Drake is no longer in his hammock childrennor is Arthur somewhere sleeping And you may not lie idly by expecting the second coming of anyone now because the world is yours and it is up to you It makes me think of my favorite monument which is in fact a countermonument It s a monument against violence and fascism a pillar designed over time to sink into the ground and disappear Eventually the monument space will be empty because as the monument itself reads in the end it is only we ourselves who can rise up against injustice I love it It s a symbol of how collective recovery is a process We have to remember but the obtrusion of the memory into the world changes over time the emotional shadow it casts literal shadow in this case its usefulness for the business of living Not a perfect analog for the end of this book by a long shot but thinking about the monument helped me to grow a general respect for the decisions Cooper made She wrote about the passing of an age about the ascension of man No longer caught between the temptations of the dark and the outsider rebuttals of the Light So yes casting the Dark out of the world means that the Light too must go and I can see the esthetic sense in which she concluded as a matter of course that they must forget No one is coming to save us as Merriman says and the kinds of power she was writing about the alien magic of the Light and the complicated ownership man has over the world could not exist in the same spaceIt still deeply offends me on a personal level on behalf of the Drews They earned those memories with a lot of courage and striving Living through it changed them and to have it all so casually erased is still outrageous to me a kind of assault But on the broader thematic level yeah all right I get it I don t like it But I get it

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Read & download Silver on the Tree Silver on the Tree Free read ✓ 102 Susan Cooper Ô 2 Summary The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world And Will Stanton last born of the immortal Old Ones dedicated to keeping the world free must join forces with this ageless master Mer. Fire on the mountain shall find the harp of goldPlayed to wake the Sleepers oldest of the old Power from the green witch lost beneath the sea All shall find the Light at last silver on the tree This was my Harry Potter you kids It is still magicSeptember 2013 rereadI still remember the day in fifth grade many many years ago when the school librarian told me that the book I d been waiting for was in Silver on the Tree the fifth and final volume in Susan Cooper s Dark is Rising seuenceIt was this coverI had torn through the first four books I think I read the first one Over Sea Under Stone out of order the first time which was okay because it s kind of a preuel to the rest of the series With the second one The Dark is Rising I was hooked For some reason I had to wait for the fifth book though When the librarian handed it to me I was thrilled but also sad I remember that distinctly I was sad because I was about to read the last book and then it would be overI remember loving this concluding volume but also feeling such sadness when I was finished because the series was overI haven t felt anything like that since until a few years ago when I read the entire Harry Potter series in a month While the feelings were not as strong because I m older and jaded and while I can certainly recognize Rowling s flaws as a writer the fact that Harry and his friends in their silly boy wizard fantasy world managed to conjure some of the same emotions I once felt as a ten year old is the reason why I credit Rowling with having created something truly timeless and special even if I can point to a dozen fantasy series that are objectively better written I don t know what that special sauce is in a children s book series that makes it transcend plot and prose and curl literary fingers around your heart but Rowling had it and Susan Cooper had itNow I am not much of a rereader I almost never reread books I understand a lot of people reread their favorite books often There are people who boast of reading the entire Harry Potter series a dozen times I read them each once That s it It s a habit I just don t get even if I realize I am the unusual one To my way of thinking there are thousands of books I d like to read and will never get to before I die so why waste one of the finite reading slots allotted to me in my lifetime to a book I ve already readStill now and then I do reread something usually something I read so long ago I ve forgotten it Maybe in twenty or thirty years I will reread Harry PotterOver the past year I cautiously and with some trepidation approached my favorite childhood series once again Susan Cooper s The Dark Is Rising I was afraid the series I loved so much as a child would be a pale childish shadow when read as an adult who s read thousands of books since I ve read the Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings well I lie I have never read the LotR all the way through I need to do that one of these days and lots of other fantasy MG and YA and adult and grimdark So nothing can be as new and fresh for me as Susan Cooper s books were when I first read them nor as tragicI didn t want to find out that they just weren t that special thoughTo be honest I enjoyed them on my reread but yes I m an adult now and these books are written for children so they just didn t enthrall me the way they did when I was ten A fine series and great descriptive evocative writing Susan Cooper is so much better than JK Rowling when it comes to putting words on the page and imagery in your headBut until the last book it was a pleasant nostalgia trip but as I expected they have aged perfectly well but they have agedThen I got to the last few chapters of Silver on the Tree And it wasn t uite the same Not uite But I felt it again That ten year old inside me remembers Silver on the Tree relates the final battle between the Dark and the Light It brings together all the characters who have been serving the cause of the Light throughout the first four books sometimes together and sometimes separately the Drew children Jane Simon and Barney Will Stanton the last of the Old Ones simultaneously a pre adolescent boy and an immortal wizard with all the magical knowledge of the ages at his command Bran the albino boy taken out of time to fulfill a destiny set for him a thousand years earlier and Merriman of courseThe Dark Rider returns too along with a White Rider and all the other forces of the Dark Susan Cooper didn t write a plot so full of crafty easter eggs as Rowling did but like Rowling she will make use in the last book of things mentioned in all the preceding ones Will and Bran have to go on a uest that resounds with Celto Arthurian mythology and the Drew children have their own mortal part to play All that was fun and splendid and rich that alone would have made this the best book of the seriesBut the ending in which there is love and loss and sacrifice on a scale that probably only JRR Tolkien or CS Lewis have approached in children s literature Definitely not Rowling I m sorry killing an owl and a Weasley or two is cheap tear jerking But the part that John Rowlands plays in the final confrontation even after learning the truth about his wife was about as intense as a ten year old reader could probably have grasped when conveying adult feelings of grief and loss Followed by the arrival of the King and Bran s decision and then Will left alone with the Drews and what they lose as wellIt s a happy ending the good guys win of course And Susan Cooper s finale is bloodless than Rowling s There s hardly any actual bloodshed throughout the series for all that the Dark is the manifestation of everything evil and selfish in the human heart the child protagonists are always protected by rules that limit when the forces at war can do direct harmBut it s a very bittersweet victory You can see them walking off into the sunset and know that it s over5 stars for the child in everyone s heart Octopussy and The Living Daylights emotions I once felt as a ten year old is the reason why I credit Rowling with having created something truly timeless and special Octopussy even if I can point to a dozen fantasy series that are objectively better written I don t know what that special sauce is in a children s book series that makes it transcend plot and prose and curl literary fingers around your heart but Rowling had it and Susan Cooper had itNow I am not much of a rereader I almost never reread books I understand a lot of people reread their favorite books often There are people who boast of reading the Fifth Avenue Uptown Tale Blazers entire Harry Potter series a dozen times I read them Power Engineering each once That s it It s a habit I just don t get The Outlander Series OutlanderDragonfly in AmberVoyagerDrums of AutumnThe Fiery CrossA Breath of Snow and AshesAn Echo in the Bone even if I realize I am the unusual one To my way of thinking there are thousands of books I d like to read and will never get to before I die so why waste one of the finite reading slots allotted to me in my lifetime to a book I ve already readStill now and then I do reread something usually something I read so long ago I ve forgotten it Maybe in twenty or thirty years I will reread Harry PotterOver the past year I cautiously and with some trepidation approached my favorite childhood series once again Susan Cooper s The Dark Is Rising I was afraid the series I loved so much as a child would be a pale childish shadow when read as an adult who s read thousands of books since I ve read the Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings well I lie I have never read the LotR all the way through I need to do that one of these days and lots of other fantasy MG and YA and adult and grimdark So nothing can be as new and fresh for me as Susan Cooper s books were when I first read them nor as tragicI didn t want to find out that they just weren t that special thoughTo be honest I ФМ enjoyed them on my reread but yes I m an adult now and these books are written for children so they just didn t 世界の終りとハードボイルド・ワンダーランド Sekai no owari to hādoboirudo wandārando enthrall me the way they did when I was ten A fine series and great descriptive Crome Yellow evocative writing Susan Cooper is so much better than JK Rowling when it comes to putting words on the page and imagery in your headBut until the last book it was a pleasant nostalgia trip but as I The Story Within expected they have aged perfectly well but they have agedThen I got to the last few chapters of Silver on the Tree And it wasn t uite the same Not uite But I felt it again That ten year old inside me remembers Silver on the Tree relates the final battle between the Dark and the Light It brings together all the characters who have been serving the cause of the Light throughout the first four books sometimes together and sometimes separately the Drew children Jane Simon and Barney Will Stanton the last of the Old Ones simultaneously a pre adolescent boy and an immortal wizard with all the magical knowledge of the ages at his command Bran the albino boy taken out of time to fulfill a destiny set for him a thousand years Küsse niemals einen Filmstar Liebe nach Drehschluss 2 earlier and Merriman of courseThe Dark Rider returns too along with a White Rider and all the other forces of the Dark Susan Cooper didn t write a plot so full of crafty Bloody Bones easter The Father Christmas Letters eggs as Rowling did but like Rowling she will make use in the last book of things mentioned in all the preceding ones Will and Bran have to go on a uest that resounds with Celto Arthurian mythology and the Drew children have their own mortal part to play All that was fun and splendid and rich that alone would have made this the best book of the seriesBut the Mr Majeika and the Dinner Lady Young Puffin Books ending in which there is love and loss and sacrifice on a scale that probably only JRR Tolkien or CS Lewis have approached in children s literature Definitely not Rowling I m sorry killing an owl and a Weasley or two is cheap tear jerking But the part that John Rowlands plays in the final confrontation Lions of Lingmere Journey to Freedom Bk 1 Lions of Lingmere even after learning the truth about his wife was about as intense as a ten year old reader could probably have grasped when conveying adult feelings of grief and loss Followed by the arrival of the King and Bran s decision and then Will left alone with the Drews and what they lose as wellIt s a happy Hostile and Malignant Prejudice everything Monster evil and selfish in the human heart the child protagonists are always protected by rules that limit when the forces at war can do direct harmBut it s a very bittersweet victory You can see them walking off into the sunset and know that it s over5 stars for the child in Angels' Blood everyone s heart

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Read & download Silver on the Tree Silver on the Tree Free read ✓ 102 Susan Cooper Ô 2 Summary Riman and Bran the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light Drawn in with them are the three Drew children who are mortal but have their own vital part in the story These six fight fear and death i. Well this was exceedingly disappointingSilver on the Tree encapsulates and highlights every single thing that was frustrating about the series as a whole the vagueness of the plot the lack of any real sense of danger considering that the DarkisRising the uests that are not really uests and are like stumbling unto Things the overwhelming sense that everything is pre ordained even though everybody talks about free will the lack of any character development the romantic obsession with King ArthurActually I am still not really sure what exactly the Dark is How is it Rising What would happen if they did I mean I understand in theory because evil is something we all know about but I do not think this was transplanted into the pages that well it almost feels like there is a reliance on pre knowledge of tropes and ideas and because of this a lot of the world building if we can even call it that is merely glossed overSpeaking of the Dark and of Evil There is one particular moment in this book that gave me cause for pause The Drews witness a young boy being attacked because he is Indian It is a very in your face moment that is later revealed to be a sign that the Dark is indeed rising as though racism is a result of magical evil and not a social construct Does this mean that now that the Dark has not risen there will no longer be racism in the world I d say this is not the intention here because the idea that humans can be both good and bad and have free will is reinforced throughout but then I ask you what is the point of the Dark Either Racism is a result of the dark rising or it s a human thing This series has no internal logic guysStuff happen because they must tasks and uests are undertaken by rota and challenges are faced in the most anticlimactic way by people remembering things they already know deep inside or by reciting poems and singing We are told over and over again that the main characters are protected and nothing will happen to them and as such any sense of real menace is taken away and everybody both Dark and Light just follows these rules and it is just so SO boring The Drew siblings are brought back because they have an essential role to play and that role is to hold a Sign It was hinted throughout that Barney is special but that went exactly nowhere Worst of all this is the last book in a series and after a long build up to the Dark Rising the ending comes and it is anticlimactic to the extreme Did I get it right that the Dark Would Rise only if they got a mistletoe from a tree Did that really happenAn example of interaction between Light Dark and HumansDark dramatically rides into the scene I CHALLENGE YOU LIGHTLight OKMe perks This is going to finally get goodDark darkly says I challenge you to a parley Let s talk about this boy Bran He does not belong here and therefore cannot use his sword to do the thingLight OK let us ask this one human guy what he thinksHuman Guy He belongs here because he doesn t speak LatinEverybody Ok then fine Let him playMe Wait What just happenedAnd what of the female characters They are few and of the three with bigger roles one turns out to be a villain Jane spends most of this book having strange feelings about things and then the Lady whom we had been promised had an important role to play in the end comes back to give Jane a messageAnd then then we have that insufferable ending where everybody all humans are made to forget everything Even though they are supposed to have free will Except they don t cause no one chooses this I can see the intention behind this as I am sure the point here is that humans should go on living without knowledge of magic But Then What Is The Point Of This SeriesSilver on the Tree is not only an unsatisfactory end to a series but also I dare say not a very good book at allSo now that it s all read and done where does that leave me I am ultimately glad I gave the series a chance and read it but I can t really say I found it specially good or interesting I know this is a nostalgic childhood favourite for many people and I do wonder if had I read this when a child at a time when YA was not such a strong presence in book stores if I would have felt differently


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    Read & download Silver on the Tree Susan Cooper Ô 2 Summary (Silver on the Tree) [PDF FREE] ☆ Susan Cooper an excellent finale for a smashing series I particularly appreciated how the chapters alternated between magical duo Will Bran and the resolutely normal Drew children showing their differing reactions to the Rising everything comes together nicely in the end special shout out to a superb new villain The White Rider swoon yes I'm swooning for an infernal chaos loving completely dastardly Lord of the Dark The White Rider gave me s

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    (Silver on the Tree) [PDF FREE] ☆ Susan Cooper Review Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Susan Cooper Read & download Silver on the Tree Fire on the mountain shall find the harp of goldPlayed to wake the Sleepers oldest of the old;Power from the green witch lost beneath the sea;All shall find the Light at last silver on the tree This was my Harry Potter you kids It is still magicSeptember 2013 rereadI still remember the day in fifth grade many many years ago when the school librarian told me that the book I'd been waiting for was in Silver on t

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    (Silver on the Tree) [PDF FREE] ☆ Susan Cooper Susan Cooper Ô 2 Summary Read & download Silver on the Tree This was a disappointing end to a disappointing series It's all too vague says Jane at one point at the start of yet another random adventure a sentiment that unfortunately applies to the whole of The Dark Is Rising seuenceI don't even know where to begin so I'll start with the same criticisms I had with the other four books no exp

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    Read & download Silver on the Tree (Silver on the Tree) [PDF FREE] ☆ Susan Cooper Review Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Susan Cooper I remember loving these books as a child but I had forgotten how much I skipped over Re reading childhood favori

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    (Silver on the Tree) [PDF FREE] ☆ Susan Cooper Review Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Susan Cooper Susan Cooper Ô 2 Summary Cooper's prose as always is gorgeous and her flair for imagery is enviable but this final volume in the Dark is Rising seuence disappoints as a novel The first four volumes were nothing but buildup and this is nothing but buildup too until five pages from the end Like books two three and four there are random time travelli

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    Susan Cooper Ô 2 Summary Review Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Susan Cooper (Silver on the Tree) [PDF FREE] ☆ Susan Cooper Well this was exceedingly disappointingSilver on the Tree encapsulates and highlights every single thing that was frustrating about the series

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    Review Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Susan Cooper (Silver on the Tree) [PDF FREE] ☆ Susan Cooper Susan Cooper Ô 2 Summary Some authors treat magic in a somehow mechanistic way although perhaps no explanation is offered for how the magic worksThe magic user says a spell flames light upThe magic user says a spell he levitatesThe magic user says a spell somebody diesAs easy as thatBut there are other authors who can do than that the

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    Review Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Susan Cooper (Silver on the Tree) [PDF FREE] ☆ Susan Cooper Susan Cooper Ô 2 Summary In this last book everything comes together All the characters all the plots and threads all the separate pieces of mythology Again it's a beautiful book and again as always there is some amazing characterisation The things

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    (Silver on the Tree) [PDF FREE] ☆ Susan Cooper Review Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Susan Cooper Read & download Silver on the Tree And now we have to talk about The Thing Spoilers abound for once because I’ve really just gotta get my teeth straight into this Before that though the rest of the book It’s honestly I’m not crazy about it I remember that this was never one I reread much as a child Well that’s not true – I reread the first third all the time but I’d stop whenever the magic started coming thick and heavy There is something so wrenching

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    Review Ý PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Susan Cooper (Silver on the Tree) [PDF FREE] ☆ Susan Cooper Susan Cooper Ô 2 Summary Finally finished my yearlyish reread with this book The conclusion to the seuence is full of its own magic and beauty but because of the ending it just can’t be my favourite Perhaps in a similar way that The Fart

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  • Paperback
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  • Silver on the Tree
  • Susan Cooper
  • English
  • 23 February 2018
  • 9780590433167