The Dark Is Rising
Publication Date: August 28, 2007
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On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift–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 the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.
“Susan Cooper is one of the few contemporary writers who has the vivid imagination, the narrative powers, and the moral vision that permit her to create the kind of sweeping conflict between good and evil that lies at the heart of all great fantasy. Tolkien had it. So did C. S. Lewis. And Cooper writes in the same tradition.” –Psychology Today
Alex Jennings is an associate actor with the RSC and has also worked with the Royal National Theatre. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, his most notable audiobooks include "The Horse and His Boy" by C. S. Lewis and Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist".