Reviews for Dark Is Rising
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Snow is falling, the cold is growing, and both herald the strengthening power of the Dark in Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising (Margaret K. McElderry. 2010. ISBN 9781442412538. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780689847868), the second title in her classic YA fantasy sequence. On his 11th birthday, falling near Christmas, Will Stanton discovers that he is part of an ancient order with immense power. Joined by others fighting for the Light, Will must gather a number of objects to battle the Dark in a struggle that is largely waged through ice and cold. In highly evocative language, Cooper beautifully weaves Celtic myths and descriptions of a winter like no other into her quickly evolving plot. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.