Will Stanton joins the characters involved in an epic fight of the Light (good) versus the Dark (evil) which is rising.
In a manner similar to the later books about Harry Potter, Will learns that he is special on his eleventh birthday. His special capabilities can affect the destiny of the world.
- The Dark is Rising on Susan Cooper's The Lost Land site
- Wikipedia's article on The Dark Is Rising Sequence
- See the The Dark is Rising article on The Dark is Rising Wikia.