The Dark Is Rising

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Simon and Schuster, May 8, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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"WHEN THE DARK COMES RISING, SIX SHALL TURN THEM BACK...."

When Will Stanton wakes up on the morning of his birthday, he discovers an unbelievable gift -- he is immortal. Bemused and terrified, he finds he is the last of the Old Ones, magical men and women sworn to protect the world from the source of evil, the Dark.

At once Will is plunged into a quest to find six magical Signs to aid the powers of the Light. Six medallions -- iron, bronze, wood, water, fire, and stone -- created and hidden by the Old Ones centuries ago. But the Dark has sent out the Rider: evil cloaked in black, mounted upon a midnight stallion, and on the hunt for this youngest Old One, Will. He must find the six great Signs before the Dark can rise, for an epic battle between good and evil approaches.
 

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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  - Darwa - LibraryThing

This was one of the December book club recommendations by Gretchen Rubin and is also one of my sister-in-law's favorite books. It came highly recommended by several people so I was looking forward to reading it. But, I just could not get into it. Read full review

Contents

Midwinters Eve
3
Midwinter Day
20
The SignSeeker
33
The Walker on the Old Way
57
Christmas Eve
75
The Book of Gramarye
91
Betrayal
104
Christmas Day
128
The Coming of the Cold
163
The Hawk in the Dark
185
The King of Fire and Water
196
The Hunt Rides
219
The Joining of the Signs
230
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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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