The forces of evil have suffered an unraveling and a setback after losing the grail to the forces of the Light. But as our story opens, news comes that the grail has been stolen from the museum where it had been placed for safekeeping. This can only be the work of the Dark. It will be up to Gummery, Simon, Jane and Barney to use their gifts and wisdom to face up to the Dark and restore the grail to its rightful place in the world.
But when Gummery arrives on the scene, he is accompanied by a seemingly young boy, Will Stanton. Why is he here? What does he have to offer? As the story unfolds, Will's place becomes more clear. This is a story of the Old Ones, those members of the Light who have returned to stem the tide of the rising Dark.
The villagers perform their annual ritual of making a Greenwitch out of hawthorn and rowan branches and offering it up the the Tethys of the sea. Will the Greenwitch offer up its secrets to the Dark or will it choose the Light?
This is a story of adventure, of facing a dangerous foe and having the courage to stand for the right. But this is also a story of the unseen connections we have to each other, to the natural world around us and to the universe we are part of and made from. Children sense the powerful forces and energies of good and evil that flow around them, and in this powerful, beautifully written and intuitive series of books, the depth of these forces is acknowledged and sends the reader soaring into new dimensions of awareness about meaning and mission in our lives. This is book three.
147 pages Ages 9-13 Great for Seeker/Leader and Joan of Arc.
Recommended by: Barb