The Dark Is Rising : Modern Classic Paperback
by Susan Cooper
Part of the The Dark is Rising series
The perfect book for the Christmas season. It is Midwinter's Eve, the night before Will's eleventh birthday.
But there is an atmosphere of fear in the familiar countryside around him.
Will is about to make a shocking discovery - that he is the last person to be born with the power of the Old Ones, and as a guardian of the Light he must begin a dangerous journey to vanquish the terrifyingly evil magic of the Dark.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 30/09/2010
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781849412704
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Review by riverwillow
In the lead up to Christmas the UK has suffered weather conditions very similar to those described in the first part of the book and this certainly added a frisson to the reading. This is an absolute superb book which, through Cooper's clever use of British myths and legends, transcends the genre. Superb - my only regret is that I really can't remember reading this as a child as I would have absolutely adored this series.