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The Dark Is Rising (Dark is Rising, Bk 2)
The Dark Is Rising - Dark is Rising, Bk 2
Author: Susan Cooper
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 to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between th...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780689710872
ISBN-10: 0689710879
Publication Date: 11/30/1986
Pages: 232
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 98 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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JujuGirl avatar reviewed The Dark Is Rising (Dark is Rising, Bk 2) on + 88 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is the very first fantasy I read--some 25 years ago. As a teenager I thoroughly enjoyed it and it hooked me on fantasy. As an adult, I still pull out my old copy of this book on occasion. It is a classic story of good vs. evil with imagery, history and a british feel. Besides Tolkien's books, The Dark is Rising series is the best there is in fantasy. Check out http://www.thelostland.com/darkbook.htm
reviewed The Dark Is Rising (Dark is Rising, Bk 2) on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is the first book in an excellent fantasy series.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite books in 1981.
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justreadingabook avatar reviewed The Dark Is Rising (Dark is Rising, Bk 2) on + 1598 more book reviews
Great book and series. The story is suspenseful and moves along quickly. The characters are well developed and believable. Your kids will like it alot if they liked HP.
reviewed The Dark Is Rising (Dark is Rising, Bk 2) on + 6 more book reviews
Cooper's young adult novels are fun, if a bit dated. A lot of it doesn't feel very exciting because the children involved are always kept extremely safe and rarely in any kind of immediate and really threatening danger - which is markedly different from today's Harry Potter or A Series of Unfortunate Events works. There are still a lot of interesting concepts and the story itself is timeless.
reviewed The Dark Is Rising (Dark is Rising, Bk 2) on + 3 more book reviews
One of the best fantasy books I've ever read. A brilliant start to a powerful sequence of five books. Highly recommended.


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