Books in The Dark is Rising series
The Drew family and their Great Uncle Merry are staying in a Cornish house on holiday when the children find an old map which seems to lead to some treasure buried "Over the sea and under the stone".
Straightforward adventure story, slightly dated; ordinary family life
Adventure, Arthurian, Family, Fantasy
Attitude: Take Care → Positive
Will Stanton, seventh son of a seventh son, wakes on his 11th birthday to discover that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to aid The Light in protecting the world we live in against The Dark.
A boy coming to terms with new-found powers and responsibilities; family life; love for music
The Trewissick grail, found in [Over Sea, Under Stone] has been stolen.
Adventure, Arthurian, Magic
Will Stanton has a bout of hepatitis and is sent to Wales to recuperate.
Atmospheric story, merging everyday and magical worlds; everyday friendships amidst mysterious events
Will, Bran and the Drews are gathered in Wales for the final part of the quest begun with the finding of the grail in Trewissick.
Awkward storyline; some nice set pieces; Good & Evil as two opposing forces