Even Christopher Eccleston couldn't save this film. In a way he parallels Judas in Christianity. I'm not sure that this copy is going to survive many readings, and you certainly don't want to try reading it in the bathtub. In which I share my reread of the Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper. I go to the movies with my son so we can enjoy a good story, laugh a little and lose ourselves in a good story/adventure/fantasy. If you were born with the gift, then you must serve it, and nothing in this world or out of it may stand in the way of that service, because that is why you were born and that is the Law. Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2013. While some of the language has dated, I still enjoyed re-reading this book 30 odd years after I first read the series. Now it's Will's turn to shoulder some of the burden and participate in the struggle. This is a book where they combined the whole series into one book. The morality of the Light is a cold, clear justice. This has nothing to do with the fact that the movie departed from the books; it's a very bad movie, period. Ahh, to see people even on metacritic try to bump this piece of crap is soul destroying. Their battle isn't for the sake of human salvation, it's for things and forces far, far beyond human concerns. I think that these people are forgetting that most children of Will's age are in fact children. The Dark is amidst its last great Rising to defeat the Light and take free will from the human race forever. The Last Mimzy). There's a problem loading this menu right now. Common Sense and other associated names and logos are trademarks of Common Sense Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (FEIN: 41-2024986). I have not read this book, but I have a feeling that this adaptation is … Dark= well everyone knows what that means, rising= means to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position. Looking at that list is one of those foreheadslap moments where you notice that narrative refrain i, The one of my heart. At the eve of 11 years old, Will finds himself the last of the immortal's and uses the destiny of his kind to destroy the darkness that rises ahead which plans to banish Will from the human race. It was awful compared to the book. Why? His earlier behaviour had sentenced him to walk the earth for centuries. I first read this book probably about twenty years ago and it has stood the test of time. But in all seriousness, I think he may have just needed a few extra bucks for a down payment on an Aston Martin he might have had his eye on. The 'seeker' is a wimp! ), a rook feather in the snow, and... that's about it. To be able to something this awful with such great source material surely takes a great amount of planning and deliberation. If you enjoy listening to audio books with your children or on your own, I recommend getting this series, but starting with this one, since the sequence of the first two books can be reversed without interfering with the cumulative plot. That's actually a good thing, and people forget that these books were written long before certain other 11 year old heroes ever existed. Children's or YA: Fantasy book that takes place in Wales. Will Stanton must to seek a series of clues which lead to seven hidden shinning objects . I suspect that the books of this sequence are among the most beautiful I've read. I could write a better adaption of the story for the new century.