(1935 - )
Susan Mary Cooper is an English author of children’s books. She is best known for “The Dark is Rising,” a contemporary fantasy series set in England and Wales. It incorporates British mythology such as the Arthurian legends, and Welsh folk heroes.
The Dark Is Rising (1986)
On Midwinter Day, his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton learns he is last of the Old Ones - tasked with combating the forces of evil.
Jane and her brothers help the Old Ones recover the Grail stolen by the Dark.
The Grey King (1986)
Will Stanton goes to Wales to find the golden harp and awaken the ancient Sleepers.
The cover image shown above is from the 1975 edition.
Over Sea, Under Stone (1986)
The Drew children discover a map in the attic that may point the way to the Grail.
Fantasy adventure sends two children, wrenched out of their own time and place travelling to the sea.