The Dark Is Rising Sequence

10 best books like The Dark Is Rising Sequence (Susan Cooper): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, His Dark Materials, The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set, Fire and Hemlock, The Hounds of the Mórrígan, The Folk Keeper, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy, The Owl Service, The Time Quartet Box Set

AuthorJ.K. Rowling
Harry Potter is leaving Privet Drive for the last time. But as he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid’s motorbike and they take to the skies, he knows Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters will not be far behind.

The protective charm that has kept him safe until now is broken. But the Dark Lord is breathing...
AuthorPhilip Pullman
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are available together in one volume perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series.

These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Will—two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering...
AuthorLloyd Alexander
Millions of young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his lively companions as they journey through the magical land of Prydain. First published more than thirty years ago and translated into twenty different languages, Lloyd Alexander's beloved...
AuthorDiana Wynne Jones
Polly has two sets of memories...

One is normal: school, home, friends. The other, stranger memories begin nine years ago, when she was ten and gate-crashed an odd funeral in the mansion near her grandmother's house. Polly's just beginning to recall the sometimes marvelous, sometimes frightening...
AuthorPat O'Shea
A wonderfully written fantasy set in the west of Ireland, which tells of the coming of the Great Queen who is bent on bringing destruction to the world. Only Pidge and Brigit can stop her, and their task seems impossible as they're constantly trailed by the queen's hounds. But they're aided in their quest...
AuthorFranny Billingsley
She is never cold, she always knows exactly what time it is, and her hair grows two inches while she sleeps. Fifteen-year-old Corinna Stonewall--the only Folk Keeper in the city of Rhysbridge--sits hour after hour with the Folk in the dark, chilly cellar, "drawing off their anger as a lightning rod draws...
AuthorPatricia C. Wrede
This series is absolutely one of the fantasy genre's treasures! It's wonderfully light-hearted and humorous; the author revels in puncturing any number of fairy-tale conventions. Princess Cimorene, for instance, isn't kidnapped and enslaved by a dragon --she voluntarily becomes housekeeper...
AuthorMary Stewart
The prophetic voice of Merlin, the mysterious enchanter of Arthurian legend, has completed his story. Written over a period of ten years, Mary Stewart's three best-selling novels now stand together in one volume - the finest work of her distinguished career.
Hers is the most extended portrait...
AuthorAlan Garner
Something is scratching around in the attic above Alison's room. Yet the only thing up there is a stack of grimy old plates. Alison and her stepbrother, Roger, discover that the flowery patterns on the plates, when traced onto paper, can be fitted together to create owls-owls that disappear when no one...
AuthorMadeleine L'Engle
These books make me sad to know what kids are reading today. Very few "children's books" quote Euripides, Goethe, and include sayings in Portuguese or Welsh. These stories (A Swiftly Tilting Planet, which is my favorite, in particular) are largely responsible for the shaping of my imagination as far...
AuthorNancy Bond
A String in the Harp by Nancy Bond is one of those novels I love so much it almost hurts. It concerns the Morgan family – Jen, Peter and Becky - who, after their mother is killed in car crash, move from Massachusetts to Wales. Still reeling from the blow, the family is falling apart. Peter, in particular,...
AuthorGarth Nix
Yeah.! This was an amazing read. If you like Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials (which I did), then you definitely have to grab a copy of these precioussssss piecesss. Anyway, As I was trying to check his website for an update of Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen the fourth book in the series.. I found this instead.....
AuthorJane Yolen
The story may be simple, but the language is poetic and moving.

The overall plot of The Young Merlin Trilogy followers the titular wizard from his reintroduction to society after living in the wild, to the realization of his dreams and magic. The story is split into three parts: Passager, in...
AuthorEdward Eager
Have been reading this set to little kids all year (2013/2014). They have loved them. Quite long chapters, we read approx. one chp. per day, and even the smallest one makes sure he stays within earshot.

Stars reflect how much my kids love love love them, not necessarily how wonderful I think they...
AuthorElizabeth E. Wein
After the death of virtually all of her family in the battle of Camlan, Goewin, Princess of Britain, daughter of the High King Artos, makes a desperate journey to African Aksum, to meet with Constantine, the British ambassador and her fiance. But Aksum is undergoing political turmoil, and Goewin's...
AuthorJoan Aiken
Dido Twite, heroine of Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket, is on her wildest adventure yet. On her way back to London aboard the Thrush, Dido and crew are summoned to the aid of the tyrannical queen of New Cumbria. Her island is an infernal place where birds carry off men and fish eat human...
AuthorRosemary Sutcliff
Of the trilogy this is the volume that I have the tenderest memories of possibly because it was the first one that I read - our access to bookshops was haphazard as a child and with libraries and schools you get to read what you can get your hands on.

I was surprised when I was older and read the medieval...
AuthorParke Godwin
The sequel to "Firelord." Guinevere tells her story after the Fall of Camelot. This woman is a queen, whose family line goes back centuries. Now nominally a Christian, the women of her family were once priestesses of Epona, with all the sexual priveleges that entailed. Daughter of a formidable king,...
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