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The Dark Is Rising Series by Susan Cooper

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I Susan Cooper 'The Dark is Rising' Part One 'The Finding' 'Midwinter's Eve' part one

E very midwinter, as the year dies, there is a ritual in which some grownups, old enough to know better, indulge: we reread Susan Cooper 's children's story The Dark Is Rising.

Why ‘The Dark Is Rising’ Is the Book We Need Right Now

It feels particularly fitting to bring up what is easily my favourite seasonal story at a time when the country is shivering in the grip of the most bitter pre-Christmas weather we've seen in years. The Dark Is Rising — the second book in Susan Cooper's superbly menacing Arthurian quintet, in which the forces of the Dark and the Light are pitched against each other in a battle for humanity's soul — is steeped in, driven by cold. The book's hero, Will, begins the novel longing for snow. It's the eve of his 11th birthday, which falls on 21 December — Midwinter day — and his one wish, as he weaves his way through the bustle of his noisy, cheerful family, is for "something nobody could give him": snow, great white blankets of it, covering the land and bringing everything to stillness and silence. When his older brother bursts in that night with snowflakes spangling his hair, it looks as though his wish has been granted. But the dream quickly turns into nightmare. On the morning of his birthday Will wakes to find the world transformed, but not in the way he hoped: his family is locked in sleep, and outside the door, the snow covers not the roofs and lanes of his own century, but the dense, spreading forest that engulfed the land centuries earlier.

Review. "Cooper has been writing richly imaginative works of fantasy for nearly four decades. Her books are critically acclaimed and she has a loyal and.
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My favorite book to reread at Christmastime. As atmospheric as they come. - The Dark Is Rising is a series of five contemporary fantasy novels for older children and young adults that was written by the British author Susan Cooper and published to The Dark Is Rising , the second novel in the series, was published in

It's Christmas-time in the Stanton family house: presents, carol singing, good cheer. But for eleven-year-old Will Stanton something sinister has begun, inching round his subconscious, shouting silent warnings he can't decipher. Then on Midwinter Day Will wakes up to a different world - silent, covered in snow and ancient forest, a world of another time. A world where evil lurks. Because Will is not the ordinary boy he always thought he was. He is the last of the Old Ones and the power to vanquish the evil magic of the Dark lies within him.

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