Dark Is Rising

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Margaret K. McElderry Books, Oct 1, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift -- that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

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The writing is brilliant, absolutely top-notch. - LibraryThing
This book is very hard to read and to keep interest it. - LibraryThing
I think this book has a great plot line and potential. - LibraryThing
I found it interesting and easy to read. - LibraryThing
Plot: The Dark is Rising is written by Susan Cooper. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

I had been reading this book to Jefferson FOREVER. It was perhaps not the best pick for reading aloud, or at least not committing to the entire series at once. It made me truly hate Welsh (sorry). All ... Read full review

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User Review  - amydelpo - LibraryThing

A challenging book for fans of Harry Potter. Not a lot of humor, but lots of darkness and suspense. A tough read -- but nothing crazy. Fine for any kids who can handle the challenge. Read full review


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Susan Cooper is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor and has sold millions of copies worldwide. She is also the author of Victory, a Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth book and a Washington Post Top Ten for Children novel; King of Shadows, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor book; The Boggart; Seaward; Ghost Hawk; and many other acclaimed novels for young readers and listeners. She lives in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand.com.

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