Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil: the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton, nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest.
Their search for the grail sets into motion a series of disturbing, sometimes dangerous events that, at their climax, bring forth a gift that, for a time at least, will keep the Dark from rising.
"Alec Jennings does a superb job of reading this tale....His expression and pacing suit the story well, and he is at ease with Cornish names and words." (
School Library Journal)
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A good family listen.
The narration is excellent. It's written in a similar pace to the Narnia stories and my kids seem to enjoy these more than a lot of modern stories.
My kids loved Barney, but they thought he was funnier in the first book.
The boys get invited into the artists caravan - kids thought it was scary but exciting too.
It was nice that Jane had a stronger role in this one.
We couldn't find the second book in the series on audio book so we will have to buy the paperback. As soon as it was finished the kids asked me to get the Grey King so it looks like we will finish the series.