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Dark is Rising

Barnabas Drew

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The Ascent by Annakovsky

'He touches Daedalus Ascending again, the elongated, stylized features of Daedalus, his angular wings, his beaky nose. Barney's always pictured Daedalus as looking something like his Great-Uncle Merry, for some reason, and the figure resembles him a little. If Gumerry had ever flown with an Icarus beside him.' A sense of looming menace grips the reader right from the opening of this story, and Annakovsky deftly interweaves the mythic & the prosaic to capture the feel of the original books

[Added 10/11/2008; Drama; 2500-6000; Dark is Rising; Characters: Barnabas Drew, Simon Drew, Jane Drew, Will Stanton, Bran Davies, Dark Rider]

The Land of Lost Content by Rochefort

'These paintings did not allow for any reflection. They pulled a response from the viewer, whether it was given freely it or not.' An unusual post-series adventure, featuring wonderful descriptions of dark magic

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 6000-20,000; Dark is Rising; Characters: Will Stanton, Bran Davies, Barnabas Drew, Stephen Stanton, Original character]

Only Revolutions by Cherry Ice

"Sometimes," Jane murmurs, Jana, Jano, "when I wake I can't quite remember my own name." A particularly strong take on the lost memories theme, lyrical & atmospheric

[Added 10/11/2008; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Dark is Rising; Characters: Jane Drew, Bran Davies, Barnabas Drew]