Over Sea, Under Stone

Over Sea, Under Stone

Paperback - 2007
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"I DID NOT KNOW THAT YOU CHILDREN WOULD BE THE ONES TO FIND IT. OR WHAT DANGER YOU WOULD BE PUTTING YOURSELVES IN."

Throughout time, the forces of good and evil have battled continuously, maintaining the balance . Whenever evil forces grow too powerful, a champion of good is called to drive them back. Now, with evil's power rising and a champion yet to be found, three siblings find themselves at the center of a mystical war.

Jane, Simon, and Barney Drew have discovered an ancient text that reads of a legendary grail lost centuries ago. The grail is an object of great power, buried with a vital secret. As the Drews race against the forces of evil, they must piece together the text's clues to find the grail -- and keep its secret safe until a new champion rises.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2007
ISBN: 9781416949640
141694964X

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Dark is Rising series. The three Drew children, on holiday, find an ancient map, which is the key to finding Arthur's Grail. Lots of action and adventure in fighting the evil force known as the Dark.

After discovering an old map with ties to a long-lost Arthurian grail, three kids find themselves at the center of a mystical battle of good versus evil.

Three English children find clues to an ancient treasure linked to King Arthur and suddenly find themselves in deadly danger, pursued by forces of ancient evil. - See more at: http://librarypoint.bibliocommons.com/item/show/255697072_over_sea,_under_stone#sthash.auL1e57T.dpuf

Throughout time, the forces of good and evil have battled continuously, maintaining the "balance." Whenever evil forces grow too powerful, a champion of good is called to drive them back. Now, with evil's power rising and a champion yet to be found, three siblings find themselves at the... Read More »


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JCLTamiT Nov 07, 2017

I remember discovering this book while browsing the shelves of a children's bookstore back when I was around 11 years old. It's a classic adventure story that I loved reading then, and still enjoy during a reread of the series to this day. I can understand why some people say to skip this one, and start with The Dark is Rising, but this will always be where the story begins for me.

FindingJane Jun 20, 2016

While the hunt for the mystical grail was of interest, I was far more intrigued by the interplay among the sibling children. They came off as individuals, complete with the requisite squabbling, the seeking for attention, the yearning for adventure and the pride of being the first one to know or figure out something.

Looming over them is their Great-Uncle Merry (short for Merriman Lyon), who is one of the more enigmatic figures out there and knows more than he lets on, to either the children or the reader. He just barely skirts the edges of being a portentous figure of doom or boredom. I suppose because it’s the children who are meant to hold center stage.

Sometimes I was confused by their meanderings. When they were trying to figure out the lay of shadows cast by stones and landmarks of hills and ocean, I couldn’t quite figure out what they meant. At those points, I thought the book would benefit greatly from illustrations.

But the overall story is exciting, even if I found the conclusion baffling. The grail wasn’t the object of importance that it had seemed to be but merely the prize in a chase. But there is a lost object whose importance is only vaguely hinted at and this frustrated me no end. What, exactly, did these people intend to do with a grail? If it was of such dire need to either side, why did it wind up sitting on a shelf for public display?

The end of the story was such a letdown; I can only conclude that the whole thing is meant to be of importance in some later volume in these series.

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Calvacade
Jul 07, 2015

Well written adventure yarn- it seemed to me the 80's movie " Goonies " borrowed quite liberally from this book.

npj Apr 21, 2014

Amazing book. wonderful for the whole family! it's so mysterious. Every time i read this book i love it even more!

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celticsweetgrass
Jan 04, 2014

I love this series! I read them to my son, my mother read them on her own and now I'm reading them to my grandchild.

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amy0606
Aug 11, 2012

I enjoyed it much more as a child than as an adult. It's not my favorite in the series but still a good read- especially if your a child who loves a treasure hunt!

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jmjs117
May 19, 2010

AMAZING

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Calgovin
Oct 24, 2007

This was a real disappointment. I anticipated something fast-paced and engaging, instead i found it VERY slow and monotonous. The 3 kids in the story are predictable and stuffy (characters of their times I suppose - 1966). I have read that it is both the best and worst of The Dark Is Rising Series, which is too bad, because it put me off reading any of the other books. Instead of being pulled into a new series, it's pushed me away. The only reason I finished the book is because it was less than 200 pages.

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