Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising series haunted me as I read The Scorpio Races. Not because the two are really that similar; more because they are linked by Celtic mythology. And also partly because that series and this book are rooted in a recognizable world that suddenly and delightfully reveals mythological roots (well, Scorpio Races is sort of an alternate world that doesn’t actually exist, but still. It feels the same).
I think I also connected the two because of the water horses, the capall uisce. [Read more...]