Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Susan Cooper is one of the few contemporary writers who has the vivid imagination, the narrative power, 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
"The Dark Is Rising" and "The Grey King" from the heart of Susan Cooper's acclaimed fantasy sequence. Now these Newbery classics are available in digest editions to reach the younger readers who have made "The Boggart" a bestselling book. In "Dark, " Will Stanton learns that he is the last-born of the Old Ones on his 11th birthday and is plunged into a quest that will help him prepare himself for the battle between the dark and the light.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Susan Cooperandlt;/bandgt; 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 andlt;Iandgt;Victoryandlt;/iandgt;, a andlt;Iandgt;Booklistandlt;/iandgt; Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth book and a andlt;Iandgt;Washington Postandlt;/iandgt; Top Ten for Children novel; andlt;Iandgt;King of Shadowsandlt;/iandgt;, a andlt;Iandgt;Boston Globe-Horn Bookandlt;/iandgt; Award Honor book; andlt;Iandgt;The Boggartandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;Iandgt;Seawardandlt;/iandgt;; and many other acclaimed novels for young readers and listeners. She lives in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand.com.