A to Z Challenge - Favourite Books - Susan Cooper

Greenwich, the third book of The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper.

"On the day of the dead, when the year too dies,
Must the youngest open the oldest hills
Through the door of the birds, where the breeze breaks.
There fire shall fly from the raven boy,
And the silver eyes that see the wind,
And the light shall have the harp of gold.

By the pleasant lake the Sleepers lie,
On Cadfan’s Way where the kestrels call;
Though grim from the Grey King shadows fall,
Yet singing the golden harp shall guide
To break their sleep and bid them ride.

When light from the lost land shall return,
Six Sleepers shall ride, six Signs shall burn,
And where the midsummer tree grows tall
By Pendragon’s sword the Dark shall fall.

Y maent yr mynyddoedd yn canu [the mountains are singing,
ac y mae’r arglwyddes yn dod [and the lady comes]."

I've visited Cornwall because of Greenwich, and went all the way to Aberdyfi, Wales, just to visit the places mentioned in the last two books of the series. I even saw King Arthur's horse's hoofprint in the place where he fought the afanc.


(photo by Sue Wolfe)

How far have you travelled because of a book?
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