Books The Dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper Paperback, 5 v., Simon & Schuster, List Price: $34.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Dark is Rising SequenceAuthorSusan Cooper Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 5 v., Margaret K. McElderry Books, $29.99, published August 21 2007 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Dark is Rising SequenceAuthorSusan Cooper Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Five novels steeped in British and Welsh mythology follow the story of 11-year old Will Stanton, seventh son of a seventh son and last of the Old Ones, in his quest to vanquish the powers of the Dark. Genres: Children's Books Young Adult Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by Susan Cooper The Magician's Boy Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Dark is Rising Sequence 100 Best Books The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14 August 5, 2013 More than 2,000 of you weighed in with your nominations for the best books for young readers. Summer Books 2012 Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels August 7, 2012 More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.