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The Dark Is Rising - Susan Cooper
The Dark Is Rising
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ISBN: 9780545046626 (0545046629)
Edition language: English
Series: Dark is Rising -5 (#2)
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Of Ages Past: The Writing of Anne Marie Gazzolo
Of Ages Past: The Writing of Anne Marie Gazzolo rated it
4.0 The Dark is Rising: The Dark is Rising Sequence, Book Two
The one big wish Will Stanton has for his 11th birthday is a snowstorm. And does he get it! And a lot more than this too. He and his older brother, James, note the strange behavior of frightened animals who seem to know something wicked this way comes. Will sees an old man from a distance. James thi...
imyril
imyril rated it
5.0 The Dark Is Rising (The Dark is Rising, #2)
The second book in the sequence shifts gear to epic and prose to mythic. Will Stanton discovers he's the last of the Old Ones on his 11th birthday. He must gain command of his powers and quest for the Signs of the Light before the Dark puts them beyond reach. Mentored by Merriman Lyons and supported...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 The Dark is Rising series re-read
Back in middle school, when I was discovering fantasy books and reading through my school library, one of the very first series that I found and devoured was Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising sequence. The library initially only had the first two or three books, but over the course of my time there,...
Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
3.0 The Dark is Rising ★★★☆☆
I think that if I were more knowledgeable about the mythology that Cooper is drawing upon for the world she has created, I would have enjoyed this more. I'm familiar with the Greeks, but only just barely acquainted with the more well-known characters from other traditions. I didn't find the characte...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
5.0
Originally read: 1979My absolute favorite series as a child. One of these days I need to reread it. (ETA: see below.) A bit like Harry Potter, but darker in tone (and of course, Will Stanton predates Harry Potter by decades). A shame that Hollywood's treatment of this classic book was so epically ba...
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