EBOOK DOWNLOAD Silver on the Tree


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  • Silver on the Tree
  • Susan Cooper
  • English
  • 05 October 2020
  • 9780590433167

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    Characters Silver on the Tree Susan Cooper Ó 2 Download Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó 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 Wh

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Silver on the Tree Susan Cooper Ó 2 Download 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;

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    EBOOK 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

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    Susan Cooper Ó 2 Download EBOOK DOWNLOAD Silver on the Tree I remember loving these books as a child but I had forgotten how much I skipped over Re reading childhood favorites is dangerous but in the case of the Dark Is Rising books you really should not do itWhat I loved was the Drew children because Stone Over Sea is a wonderful book and I kept reading to get of them But everything having to do with Will Stanton was so outrageously irritating I nearly didn't finish the fifth bo

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Silver on the Tree Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Susan Cooper Characters Silver on the Tree 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 travelling scenes but here they muddle the plot instead of moving it alongNone of the characters have partic

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Silver on the Tree 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

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    Characters Silver on the Tree EBOOK DOWNLOAD Silver on the Tree Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Susan Cooper Some authors treat magic in a somehow mechanistic way although perhaps no explanation is offered for how the magic worksThe magic use

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    Susan Cooper Ó 2 Download EBOOK DOWNLOAD Silver on the Tree 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 that catch my eye especially in this book are the initial aweresentment of Bran from the Drews Gwi

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Silver on the Tree Susan Cooper Ó 2 Download Characters 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 a

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Silver on the Tree

Characters Silver on the Tree Review ò Silver on the Tree 102 Susan Cooper Ó 2 Download 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. 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 that catch my eye especially in this book are the initial aweresentment of Bran from the Drews Gwion s loyalty to and grief for Gwddyno and John s grief when Blodwen betrays him There s a lot of complex emotion going on here beneath the actual plot and parts of it really really hurt There are also some parts that never fail to make me smile like Barney s enthusiasm and Bran and Will s ArthurMerlin dynamicThe actual end of the book and seuence both is at once exhilarating and hurtful Five shall return and one go alone says the prophecy but I can t help but think that is ambiguous Is it that Will Jane Simon Barney and Bran return to our world and Merriman goes alone Or is it that Jane Simon Barney Bran and Merriman return to where they belong while Will is left alone I suspect it s the former but there s truth in the latter too when you imagine how abandoned Will isI do love Bran s choice despite what it leads to because that s realistic An adopted child doesn t lose their feelings for their adoptive parent just because they meet their biological parent Bran still loves Owen and arguably another father figure JohnMerriman s last few speeches are amazing but particularly this and this is how I ll end my reviews It s a very appropriate thing to be saying to a child I think after a book in which two moral opposites clash over and over It leaves you to thinkFor Drake is no longer in his hammock children nor is Arthur somewhere sleeping and you may not lie idly expecting the second coming of anybody now because the world is yours and it is up to youReread again in December 2009 I can t think of any better end to this review

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Characters Silver on the Tree Review ò Silver on the Tree 102 Susan Cooper Ó 2 Download 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

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Characters Silver on the Tree Review ò Silver on the Tree 102 Susan Cooper Ó 2 Download 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. 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 travelling scenes but here they muddle the plot instead of moving it alongNone of the characters have particularly vivid personalities but the Drew siblings especially Jane always felt real then Will or Bran both of whom suffer from severe Designated Protagonist Syndrome Will has no personality and Bran just wanders over the mountains sulking except when the plot forces him to act noble basically a pubescent Welsh Mr Rochester So naturally the bulk of the book follows Will and Bran doing big important hero things that the lowly Drews are shut out of This is a pet peeve of mine in fantasy lit magical elite shutting ordinary people out of the conflict fully or partially for their own protection even when they are owed an honest and complete explanation for all the scary things happening around them At least Bran Will and Merriman have the decency not to look down on the Drews or John Rowlands which is than can be said of their literary descendants Jace and the Lightwoods in The Mortal Instruments Annabeth in Percy Jackson and pretty much everybody in Harry Potter Lewis and Tolkien had neither taste nor tolerance for this fantastic gnosticism which must inevitably lead to fantastic racism More on them laterThe book also assumes some nay a great deal of previous knowledge of Welsh mythology and history One can tell there is some sort of deep unspoken significance in every person place and thing in this story but good luck deducing WHAT they mean unless you re an expert on Arthuriana andor Wales Not that these plot devices are bad at all per se Lewis and Lemony Snicket both employ a lot of literary and classical references that go straight over most kids heads But in both those cases the story can still be enjoyed on a surface level without understanding those references Not the case with TDiR I was confused for most of the book Here are some things that confused me The Lady calling Jane Juno The Lady full stop Is she supposed to be some kind of goddess or sacred feminine archetype If so is Jane meant to be some sort of avatar And why bother establishing this psychic bond between the two when Jane is allowed so small a role in the story Mrs Rowlands was the White Rider all along Um how And why What is the Lost Land The timelessness of it suggests Camelot but most of the details would then be wrong Other flaws The whole Lost Land episode does nothing for the plot and everything important that happened in it could have been covered in one chapter The scene with King Gwyddno is almost a rip off of King Theoden s redemption in The Lord of the Rings Not nearly as spectacular though Later I ll elaborate on why I think that s the case Taliesin or Gwion whatever was portrayed a lot better in A String in the Harp Here he does nothing and adds nothing The Drews are literally only there to fill the number of people from the prophecy In fairness Jane gets to talk to the Lady because she s a girl and Barney gets kidnapped Barney gets kidnapped in every book he appears in Simon might as well have been on holiday I ve shipped WillJane since Greenwitch and that went nowhere There s a few hints here of BranJane but that doesn t go anywhere either because both boys have far too much Very Important Marty Stu business to attend to There is literally no humor in this book Actually after some light touches in Over Sea Under Stone there s no humor in the entire series I HATE the convenient memory wipe device wherever and whenever it appearswhich leads me to my final pointSusan Cooper has been compared to JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis not necessarily for her prose which is great indeed but for her moral vision of the sweeping conflict of good and evil Psychology Today I would dispute this claimIn fact Cooper doesn t even well define the difference between the Light and the Dark One is good and the other evil mostly because they say so The Light is marginally ethical than the Dark but both sides lie and trick people and WIPE PEOPLE S MEMORIES and keep secrets from those people even when those people are in great danger and have every right to know exactly what is going onThe good guys in Middle earth and Narnia do not deal in these kinds of shenanigans They don t use deceit even when we d all forgive them for it Everybody even apparently powerless people like the hobbits and the Pevensie kids are kept well informed And they are allowed to KEEP THEIR MEMORIES even the scary onesThe idea that there s a High Magic above and beyond good and evil would be deeply repellent to either Jack or Tollers but Cooper uses itThere is no Illuvatar or Aslan here in case you were wonderingThe reason for the difference Tolkien and Lewis wrote from a deeply believed Christian worldview Christianity believes that good is actually much powerful than evil and that simple people mortals children and hobbits if you will have just as much a right to participate in history as the learned powerful and greatCooper s worldview going by these books is Manichean and Gnostic Manicheanism is the belief that good and evil are eually matched and eually ruthless Gnosticism is the belief that only super special snowflake people deserve to know the whole truth of things and the stupid uninitiated are better off unenlightened This worldview can also be found in varying degrees in most children s and YA fantasy of the last few decades obviously and obnoxiously in the works of Philip Pullman JK Rowling Stephanie Meyer Christopher Paolini Rick Riordan and Cassandra Clare all of whom use it in much offensive ways than Cooper It is amusingly turned on its head by Terry Pratchett in the Tiffany Aching novels and deconstructed by Jonathan Stroud in the Bartimaeus Seuence So why is this ManicheanismGnosticism a problem Because it subliminally tells kids that they have to be part of a secret glamorous elite in order to be successful or even worthwhile That to be ordinary is to be a loser That simplicity is bad Pound this idea repeatedly into a young impressionable mind and it can create all kinds of problems most of which are related to narcissismI ll stick with Lewis and Tolkien thanks I m on Aslan s side even if there s no Aslan to lead it