Before "Harry Potter", there was Susan Cooper's "The Dark is Rising". The original classic series comes to life with this action-packed feature-length movie. It's midwinter and Will Stanton, the seventh son of a seventh son, discovers his destiny on the eve of his birthday. Will must learn to harness the powers of the Old Ones and embark on an incredible battle against the terrifying Dark, an evil entity that threatens the world's very existence. Other books in the "Dark Is Rising" series are: "Over Sea, Under Stone", ISBN 978014030362; "Greenwitch", ISBN 9780140309010; "The Grey King", 9780140309522; and, "Silver on the Tree", 9780140311181.
Susan Cooper was born in Buckinghamshire and began her career as a reporter for the Sunday Times. Her fantasy sequence, The Dark Is Rising, has won many awards, including the Newbery Medal. She has written a number of other books for children and adults, a Broadway play and several screenplays. She is married to a Canadian actor, has two children and lives in Connecticut in the United States.