The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton – last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free – must join forces with this ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light. Drawn in with them are the three Drew children, who are mortal, but have their own vital part in the story. These six fight fear and death in the darkly brooding Welsh hills, in a quest through time and space that touches the most ancient myths of the British Isles, and that brings Susan Cooper’s masterful sequence of novels to a satysfying close.
Susan Cooper is one of our foremost children’s authors; her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising has sold millions of copies worldwide. Her many books have won the Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the <i>Boston Globe-Horn Book</i> Award, and been shortlisted five times for the Carnegie Medal. She combines fantasy with history in <i>Victory</i> (a <i>Washington Post</i> Top Ten for Children novel), <i> King of Shadows</i> and <i>Ghost Hawk</i>, and her magical <i>The Boggart and the Monster</i>, second in a trilogy, won the Scottish Arts Council’s Children’s Book Award. Susan Cooper lives on a saltmarsh island in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand.com.