The Dark is Rising: The Complete Sequence (The Dark is Rising, #1-5)
Susan Cooper's award-winning Dark Is Rising sequence, which has delighted fantasy readers for over forty years, can be found for the first time in one brilliant volume! The relentless battle between the Light and the Dark has raged since the beginning of time. Neither side has ever been able to... show more
Susan Cooper's award-winning Dark Is Rising sequence, which has delighted fantasy readers for over forty years, can be found for the first time in one brilliant volume! The relentless battle between the Light and the Dark has raged since the beginning of time. Neither side has ever been able to claim absolute victory...and so the fight continues. But every so often the evil surges, and a member of the Light must step forward if the world is to find its way out of the darkness. It is at the center of this epic struggle that three ordinary children, and one not-so-ordinary child, find themselves. The danger is overwhelming and the stakes have never been higher. Will the Light finally be able to conquer the Dark--or will all good be lost forever?
Publish date: August 31st 2010
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages no: 82
Edition language: English
Series: Dark is Rising -5 (#1)
I'm not sure, just came across these while looking at Narnia books, the titles seem very familiar and I think I read them but can't remember a thing about them and even the descriptions don't ring a bell.
The end of the series, but not the pinnacle.After re-reading the entire series, I understand why I don't re-read it regularly. It's too uneven, though 2 of the 5 books are brilliant. This volume flounders under the weight of both what comes before in Cooper's world and the canon of Arthurian Legend....
So much that's merely hinted at earlier in the series becomes goose-bump inducingly explicit here. The prose is meticulous, flawless, breathtaking. The characters have so many layers that I suspect I'll never read the same book twice. I can't imagine anyone with a childhood steeped in Arthurian leg...
I like some of these better than others, but overall the series is great fantasy.
I haven't seen the movie and I don't intend to because this series (despite its problematic reliance on a racist dark is bad, light is good central image) was incredibly important to me as a kid. I'd re-read the whole series every year. I preferred it to the Narnia series. I re-read it a few years a...