Dark Is Rising

The Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper


Series Notes

Walden Media bought the screen rights to all five books: The Dark Is Rising, Over Sea, Under Stone, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree.
The Dark Is Rising movie opens in 2007.

Over Sea, Under Stone

(date of publication)

Three siblings on vacation in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the Dark.

The Dark is Rising

(date of publication)
Newbery Honor Book

On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.


(date of publication)

Jane's invitation to witness the making of the Greenwitch begins a series of sinister events in which she and her two brothers help the Old Ones recover the grail stolen by the Dark.

The Grey King

Newbery Medal Winner

A strange boy and dog remind Will Stanton that he is an immortal, whose quest is to find the golden harp which will rouse others from a long slumber in the Welsh hills so they may prepare for the ultimate battle of Light versus Dark.

Silver on the Tree

In the Welsh hills Will Stanton, youngest of the immortal Old Ones, joins forces with Merriman, Bran, and the mortal Drew children in a quest through space and time against the powers of evil known as the Dark.


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