The grey king is a contemporary fantasy novel by susan cooper published almost simultaneously by chatto windus and atheneum in 1975 it is the fourth of five books in her arthurian fantasy series the dark is rising. The grey king is the fourth volume in susan coopers the dark is rising sequence and in the opinion of many the best of that series the fact that it won the newbery medal doesnt hurt the claim in this book will stanton is on his own recovering from a severe illness that has suppressed the knowledge of his powers and duties as an old one. Normally the grey king would be my favourite of the five books that make up this sequence something about the setting in wales and brans loneliness and arrogance and of course the tie in with arthuriana and the way that it begins to bring in some more moral ambiguity when john rowlands questions the coldness at the heart of the light. The grey king by susan cooper there is a welsh legend about a harp of gold hidden within a certain hill that will be found by a boy and a white dog with. The grey king dark is rising book 4 by susan cooper book cover description publication history
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