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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--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.
This is the first volume of Susan Cooper's brilliant and absorbing fantasy sequence known as The Dark is Rising.
About the Author
Susan Cooper is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor and has sold millions of copies worldwide. She is also the author of Victory, a Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth book and a Washington Post Top 10 for Children novel; King of Shadows, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor book; The Boggart; Seaward; and many other acclaimed novels for young readers. She lives in Massachusetts. Alex Jennings is an English actor whose roles have included Charles, Prince of Wales in The Queen. He's narrated The Dark Is Rising Sequence series by Susan Cooper.