August 28, 2007
August 28, 2007
On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift–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.
“Susan Cooper is one of the few contemporary writers who has the vivid imagination, the narrative powers, and the moral vision that permit her to create the kind of sweeping conflict between good and evil that lies at the heart of all great fantasy. Tolkien had it. So did C. S. Lewis. And Cooper writes in the same tradition.” –Psychology Today
Continuing the story begun in OVER SEA, UNDER STONE, THE DARK IS RISING is the second book in Susan Cooper's popular fantasy quintet. Here readers meet Will Stanton, the seventh son of a seventh son, who, on his 11th birthday, discovers that he is an Old One, a group of immortals charged with saving the world from the evil forces known as the Dark. Under the guidance of Merriman Lyon, Will prepares for his part in the battle by searching for, and bringing together, the Six Signs of the Light--magical elements needed by the Old Ones to defeat the Dark. A classic story of the battle between good and evil, THE DARK IS RISING reflects the influence of both Celtic mythology and the Arthurian legend. It was named a 1974 Newbery Honor Book. The rest of the books in the series are GREENWITCH, THE GREY KING (winner of the 1976 Newbery Medal), and SILVER ON THE TREE.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Action + Adventure / General, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Legends + Myths + Fables / Arthurian, People + Places / Europe, Family / Siblings, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, General
- Age: Teen
- Edition: Unabridged
- Language: English
- Author: Susan Cooper
- Narrator: Alex Jennings (Narrator)
- Online Item #: 11460893
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-3236
- ISBN: 9780739359730
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported