Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising sequence has sold more than two million copies in hardcover and paperback. Now the second book in the sequence, the Newbery Honor Book The Dark Is Rising, has been adapted for the screen as a live-action film with an impressive international cast.
HERE IS THE AWARD-WINNING BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FILM, IN A HANDSOME MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION.
Based on the award-winning novel by Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising is the first film adaptation of the author's acclaimed Dark Is Rising Sequence. The film tells the story of Will Stanton, a young man who learns he is the last of a group of warriors who dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. Traveling back and forth through time, Will discovers a series of clues that lead into a showdown with forces of unimaginable power. With the Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in Will's hands.
Susan Cooper, one of today's most distinguished children's book writers, won a Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor for books in her fantasy sequence, The Dark is Rising. She is also the author of King of Shadows, a Boston Globe -- Horn Book Honor Book, and Green Boy, which was called "an intriguing and truly lovely book" by the New York Times Book Review. She lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, and her Web site is at www.thelostland.com.