The Dark is Rising

الغلاف الأمامي
Collier Books, 1965 - 244 من الصفحات
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 throughout the ages to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. He is plunged at once 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. Thereafter, for the twelve days of Christmas while the Dark is rising, life for Will, although outwardly normal, is strangely wonderful as he is drawn through terror and delight. This book is a rare act of creative imagination in which the reader will be equally moved by the warm happy village life Will shares with his large family and the nearly overwhelming danger he encounters, often in other centuries and places, while he seeks the Signs and learns their power. Interweaving ancient Celtic and English traditions with the legends of the Buckinghamshire hills and valleys where she grew up, Susan Cooper has written a superlative dramatic fantasy of the eternal conflict between good and evil out of which all myth is made.

من داخل الكتاب

ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

تقييمات المستخدمين

عدد النجوم: 5
40
عدد النجوم: 4
32
عدد النجوم: 3
20
عدد النجوم: 2
13
نجمة واحدة
10

LibraryThing Review

معاينة المستخدمين  - BrainFireBob - LibraryThing

The alternate or parallel start to Cooper's Dark is Rising pentology, this book establishes the series internal mythos. Technically the second book in the series, we finally get an explanation for ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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معاينة المستخدمين  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

second book in the series. This one is about Will. His birthday is the winter solstice and he has turned 11 and he finds out he is one of the old ones. A story set in the winter, winter solstice and the Christmas holiday. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتوى

Midwinters Eve
3
Midwinter Day
20
The SignSeeker
33
حقوق النشر

8 من الأقسام الأخرى غير ظاهرة

طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات

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نبذة عن المؤلف (1965)

SUSAN COOPER is best known for her acclaimed sequence of fantasy novels known as The Dark Is Rising which includes OVER SEA, UNDER STONE; THE DARK IS RISING (1974 Newbery Honor book); GREENWITCH; THE GREY KING (1976 Newbery Award book); and SILVER ON THE TREE. Her novels for young readers also include SEAWARD and DAWN OF FEAR. She has written three books for younger children as well: THE SILVER COW, THE SELKIE GIRL, and TAM LIN, all illustrated by Warwick Hutton. In collaboration with actor Hume Cronyn, she wrote the Broadway play Foxfire and -- for Jane Fonda -- the television film The Dollmaker, for which they received the Humanitas Prize in 1985. Born in Buckinghamshire, England, Susan Cooper moved to the United States in 1963 and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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