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The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2017-books, youngadult, fantasy

I can't remember the last time I read this book - as a teenager, I think. Cooper's Dark is Rising sequence was one of my great favourites. The Dark is Rising begins at midwinter, and the story plays out until twelfth night, twelve days after Christmas. Reading this at Christmas was quite evocative, despite it being midsummer here in Australia, and not at all the cold bleak atmosphere of the story. It's a quest novel - Will must gather six signs, of wood, bronze, iron, fire, water, and stone, in order to fight The Dark. I love the solemn feel of the story, the feeling of being steeped in ancient myths, the high stakes of Will's quest. It was a nice Christmas read, and now I'm going to re-read the rest of the sequence.

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Reading Progress

December 22, 2017 – Started Reading
December 25, 2017 – Shelved
December 25, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-books
December 25, 2017 – Shelved as: youngadult
December 25, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
December 26, 2017 – Finished Reading

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