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This is the first of a brilliant and award-winning fantasy sequence. It's a book that grips you from the start and will transport you from your earth world to a world of fantasy. The characters are brilliantly imagined and the fantasy world so realistically described that you feel you're there. It's midwinter and Will Stanton, the seventh son of a seventh son, discovers his destiny on the eve of his birthday. Will must learn to harness the powers of the Old Ones and embark on a quest to vanquish the terrifyingly evil magic of the Dark, an evil entity that threatens the world's very existence. The Dark is Rising won the author numerous international awards, including the Newbery Medal. Whether you're 11 or 111 you'll love it. It's a novel that stands alone; however, there are sequels, four of them to complete the sequence. All five titles can be bought in one great value tome.
From a 12 year old:
I've never been fond of reading but when I was given this book I found it gripping, exciting and mysterious and written from a young teenage point of view. I devoured this one and the rest of the series and have not stopped reading since. So a note to all parents of reluctant readers - this is a must for all, Susan Cooper transports you to this strange world where things are never as they seem and there are dark undertones.
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It's mid-winter's Eve, the day before Will's 11th birthday. But there is an atmosphere of fear in the familiar countryside around him. And why does Mr Dawson the farmer give him an iron talisman, as if for protection?
Publication date: 14/11/2019
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Publisher: Vintage Children's Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing
|Publication date:||25th March 1976|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Born in England, Susan Cooper was a reporter and feature writer for the London Sunday Times before coming to live in the United States. Her television screenplays for adults have received two Writers Guild Awards and two Emmy nominations. Susan Cooper lives in Connecticut with her actor husband, Hume Cronyn.More About Susan Cooper