The Dark Is Rising
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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There’s a timeless quality to great kids’ literature, and Susan Cooper’s classic YA fantasy has it in abundance. On his 11th birthday, Will Stanton learns that he’s the last in the lineage of powerful beings called the Old Ones, who are part of an ongoing battle between the forces of Light and Dark. Now it’s up to Will to find six artifacts that will help hold off the Dark forces from unleashing their evils upon the world. Cooper’s enthralling story lives up to the legacies of fantasy greats like J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Taking inspiration from Arthurian legend, Cooper seamlessly folds British folktales into a modern, time-hopping adventure that predates Harry Potter by over two decades. This is an exciting adventure story for readers of any age.
I liked the first book in this series a lot
I haven’t accually read this book, but according to the other reviews, it looks horrible, I really loved the first book in the series so I thought that it would be good, but i dont know
Beautifully written children's story that encompasses magic and heroics, good vs bad, and the process of growing up and learning how to make hard choices. Will become an instant classic for the family- parents and kids both.
The Dark Is Rising Sequence!
This entire series has been a dearly-loved favorite for the last thirty years. I’ve read it start-to-finish well over a dozen times over the years. Truly a masterful series!