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Encyclopedia > The Dark Is Rising

The Dark is Rising is a children's novel by Susan Cooper. It is the second book in The Dark is Rising Sequence.

The story deals with the struggle between the timeless powers of The Light and The Dark. In this book, a boy begins to have strange experiences on his eleventh birthday, just before Christmas. He is one of the Old Ones, a guardian and warrior for The Light. He learns that he must find an ancient Things of Power for The Light in order to battle the forces of The Dark.


This book is the key book for the main character, Will Stanton. It is in this book that he joins one of the Things of Power, the circle of Signs, and uses it to ward off the forces of The Dark.


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The Dark is Rising Sequence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2226 words)
The Dark is Rising is the name of a five-book series by Susan Cooper, as well as the name of the second of the five books.
In The Dark Is Rising, this struggle begins with Will, an eleven-year-old boy who learns that he is an Old One, destined to wield the powers of The Light in an ancient struggle with The Dark.
The Dark is Rising is the story of how he comes to power and joins the six signs of the Old Ones to fight The Dark back in order to maintain the calm.
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