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The Grey King, US 1st ed. dustwrapper
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Year Published: 1975
Illustrator: Michael Heslop
US Cover Artist: Michael Heslop
UK Cover Artist: Oliver Burston
Page Count: 208
ISBN: ISBN 0701150718
The Grey King, UK Cover
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Will Stanton visits Wales to recover from hepatitis and meets Bran, the Pendragon and befriends him and his dog Cafall. They seek the Golden Harp and awaken the Sleepers to fight the Dark. The Golden Harp was protected by the High Magic and three men: a Lord of the Dark, Artù/Arthur, and Merriman Lyon. When they find the Harp, a man, Caradog Prichard, kills Cafall, so Bran and Will go to the lake where the Sleepers sleep and play the Harp. At the end of the book, Caradog Prichard put the Harp in the lake. In this book, the main antagonist is the Grey King.

The Grey King was awarded the 1975 Newbery Medal.

Welsh folklore is a very important point in the novel.

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Books in the Dark is Rising Sequence, by Susan Cooper

Over Sea, Under Stone | The Dark is Rising | Greenwitch | The Grey King | Silver on the Tree

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