The Dark is Rising

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,678 ratings

Over Sea, Under Stone Publisher's Summary

On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that: it is the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their very lives in peril.
©1965 Susan Cooper (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • Over Sea, Under Stone

    • Book 1 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 794
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573

    On holiday in Cornwall, the three children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that: it is the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their lives in peril.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A short but excellent tale.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 06-02-12

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 2

    • The Dark Is Rising

    • Book 2 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505

    On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift: he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 for the series, 4 for the reader

    • By W. S. on 04-26-04

    Regular price: $32.20

  • Book 3

    • Greenwitch

    • Book 3 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil: the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton, nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Power from the Greenwitch...

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 06-27-12

    Regular price: $21.00

  • Book 4

    • The Grey King

    • Book 4 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes - a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he traveled to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, the strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One step closer.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 5

    • Silver on the Tree

    • Book 5 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton, last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free, must join forces with his ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The last battle.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $21.27