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The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

The Dark is Rising

The Dark is Rising Sequence

Susan Cooper

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 14 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9780241377093

This night will be bad and tomorrow will be beyond imagining. It's Midwinter's Eve, the day before Will's eleventh birthday. But there is an atmosphere of fear in the familiar countryside around him. This will be a birthday like no other. Will discovers that he has the power of the Old Ones, and that he must embark on a quest to vanquish the terrifyingly evil magic of the Dark. The second novel in Susan Cooper's highly acclaimed Dark is Rising sequence.

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5 stars out of 5
Fiona Noble
16 Aug 2019

"Cooper's iconic midwinter fantasy-one of my very favourite children's books-which gets a long overdue new look this month"

This night will be bad and tomorrow will be beyond imagining... So begins Cooper's iconic midwinter fantasy-one of my very favourite children's books-which gets a long overdue new look this month. All five books in the sequence are reissued by Puffin, featuring brand new covers illustrated by Joe McLaren. Superfan Robert MacFarlane, who led a Twitter readalong for The Dark is Rising last December, has written a new introduction.

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