Monday, January 28, 2008

The Dark Is Rising (book review)

The Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper, is the story of eleven-year-old Will. His life is pretty normal (at least, normal for a boy with nine siblings) until he discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to protecting the world from the evil forces called the Dark. Will is plunged into a race for the six magical Signs that can save Earth from the Dark, but each step he takes, the mysterious and sinister Black Rider is on his tail. Will has twelve days to save his world. Will the Dark get there first?

This book was full of twists and turns in the plot. I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as its prequel, Over Sea, Under Stone, but it was still a winner! The book was chilling and suspenseful, and I can't wait to read the next one, Greenwitch!