A friend of mine started a readathon to commemorate Susan Cooper’s World Fantasy Award for life achievement. You can find the site for it here.
I remember reading this series as a kid, and I must say I am excited about the reread since the actual story has become foggy in my mind. I just remember the feeling it invoked and is probably one of the influences of my own desire to write. I get a similar feeling when I read Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons. (I guess there’s something about English kids?) I loved the descriptions of the countryside in the beginning that drew you in, and its Arthurian references was one of the things that got me started on my first obsession. King Arthur and the surrounding legends and the histories if England have been a particular interest to me ever since.
I am starting my readathon today with the first in the Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone.
“Once upon a time… a long time ago… things that happened once perhaps but have been talked about for so long that nobody really knows. And underneath all the bits that people have added the magic swords and lamps they’re all about one thing – the good hero fighting the giant or the witch or the wicked uncle. Good against bad. Good against evil.”
listening to: Emancipator – First Snow
Drinking: Stash Earl Grey Tea
Reading: Over Sea, Under Stone – Susan Cooper
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