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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This is a well-known and highly regarded children's fantasy series involving a supernatural threat to modern Britain. The setting (in this case rural Buckinghamshire) is vividly real, and so is the ... Read full review

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At this point, I have only re-read the first of the books in this series. As a whole, the book holds up well to reading as an adult, which I was only a little surprised at. I did find a lot of scenes ... 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. 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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