30 years after first reading it, this series (along with the C.S Lewis Narnia one) ranks as the only children's books I continue to read regularly, and I'm still as enchanted now as I was then.
Grounded in Celtic and Welsh legends, the Light vs. Dark fantasy adventures are immediately engaging, but also have surprising depth – you'll find plenty to entrance you even after multiple reads.
The 1st and 3rd books featuring the Drew children are good but probably the weakest in the set. The Will Stanton books – “The Dark is Rising”, “The Grey King” (Newbery Medal winner) and “Silver on the Tree” are fantastic and the many vivid characters (especially Will) and thrilling stories will keep you gripped to the end.
Although widely considered classics and they have won awards, these books deserve to be talked about more!
Will be loved by all, but best for ages 8 to 13.