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The dark is rising / Susan Cooper.


On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers an astounding gift -- that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals who fight to keep the powers of evil, the Dark, from taking over the world. 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 Light and the Dark. But the Dark has already sent out the Rider -- evil cloaked in black, mounted on a midnight stallion -- and has far worse in store. Will must find the six great signs -- wood, bronze, iron, water, fire, and stone -- before the Dark begins its dreadful rise.

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  • ISBN: 9781665932899 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1665932899 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 9781665932882 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1665932880 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 296 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a Note from the author/Introduction.
Sequel to: Over sea, under stone.
Following sequel: Greenwitch.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reading 13.0.
Lexile 920L.
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor Book, 1974.
Subject: Stanton, Will (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Boys > Fiction.
Immortalism > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Good and evil > Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) > Fiction.
Space and time > Fiction.
Time travel > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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