The Dark Is Rising

· The Dark Is Rising Sequence Book 2 · Sold by Simon and Schuster
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About this ebook

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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Jamie Shaver
August 26, 2020
This was my favorite series growing up and I still enjoy it today at age 36. I love the character development of Will in the books.
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Caleb F
August 22, 2014
Well written, plausible characters, intriguing plot. Susan Cooper was ahead of her time (and clearly an influence for the Potter books)
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mia acosta
September 25, 2017
It's kind of a mystery/quest. I like it alot
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About the author

Susan Cooper is one of our foremost fantasy authors; her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising has sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books’ accolades include the Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and five shortlists for the Carnegie Medal. She combines fantasy with history in Victory (a Washington Post Top Ten Books for Children pick), King of Shadows, Ghost Hawk, and her magical The Boggart and the Monster, second in a trilogy, which won the Scottish Arts Council’s Children’s Book Award. Susan Cooper lives on a saltmarsh island in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at

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