The Grey King is the fourth book in The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper. It follows Greenwitch. In The Grey King Will Stanton continues his tasks to defeat the Dark. In this pursuit, he is joined by a new character, a very special boy, Bran Davies. Most of the action takes place in Wales, and as a bonus, you get to learn a few Welsh words while reading the story.

One of the goals in this book is to find the golden harp.


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.
-- Susan Cooper

The next book in the series is Silver on the Tree.

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