I finished Silver on the Tree, by Susan Cooper, a few weeks ago but have certainly taken a long time to write about it. This book, the last in The Dark is Rising Sequence, brought together all the different characters and storylines from the other books in the series in an exciting final conflict between the Dark and the Light. It wasn’t my favorite book of the five, but it was a very satisfying conclusion to the series.
Listening to the audiobooks was an enjoyable experience for me, and all the way through I found myself asking why on earth I hadn’t read this series aloud to my son as he was growing up since we read just about everything else together! What happened? How did we miss this one? I’m baffled. At any rate, it would be a wonderful experience to share this 5-book series as a family read aloud or a family audiobook listen on a long road trip this summer!
Two of my blogging friends wrote very nice reviews and answered questions for each other about this book, so I urge you to visit their blogs and read Nymeth’s and Susan’s discussion on Silver on the Tree.
I chose the Dark is Rising Sequence for Becky’s Arthurian Challenge, so with this book, I have officially finished this challenge. However, I’m sure I’ll continue to read and enjoy other Arthurian books before the year is up!