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The Dark is Rising(The Dark is Rising, #2)
"WHEN THE DARK COMES RISING, SIX SHALL TURN THEM BACK...."
When Will Stanton wakes up on the morning of his birthday, he discovers an unbelievable gift – he is immortal. Bemused and terrified, he finds he is the last of the Old Ones, magical men and women sworn to protect the world from the source of evil, the Dark.
At once Will is plunged into a quest to find six magical Signs to aid the powers of the Light. Six medallions – iron, bronze, wood, water, fire, and stone – created and hidden by the Old Ones centuries ago. But the Dark has sent out the Rider: evil cloaked in black, mounted upon a midnight stallion, and on the hunt for this youngest Old One, Will. He must find the six great Signs before the Dark can rise, for an epic battle between good and evil approaches.
"The Dark is Rising" is the second book in the series with the same name, and - strange enough - this book is more 'classical' than the others in the series.
The best thing to do is "Read the book. Thén watch the movie." And don't turn it around.
Regretfully, the movie was made in the time when mobiles and computers were already fully used - and when the book was written, nobody had ever heard of those words. But they were included in the movie - and a lot of other things which did not correspond with the book.
Conclusion: The book was very good - the movie was very bad.