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Chris Wooding was born February 28th, 1977. His formative years were spent in a grim, squalid ex-mining town in the Midlands, where the crushing monotony of his surroundings fostered a need for escapism that he found in books. Possessed of a frighteningly sharp focus as a child, he had already determined that he wanted to be an author by the time he hit adolescence; and he had barely reached adulthood by the time he had achieved his ambition. He had a literary agent at eighteen; Crashing was accepted for publication when he was nineteen years old and released soon after.

Now in his late 20's, he has sixteen books and several short stories in print, and his eighteenth, The Ascendancy Veil, is due out in May 2005. The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray won him the Silver Smarties Award. His works have sold all over the world and been translated into many different languages, including Russian, Japanese, Slovenian, Thai, Indonesian and Icelandic. The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray is in development as a Hollywood movie – for which Chris wrote the script - and a cartoon series of Broken Sky is also in development.

Chris Wooding works as a full-time author in London. When he is not writing, he is generally to be found in the cinema, backpacking around other countries or touring with his band. He is fascinated by folklore, myths and legends, and the history and diversity of other cultures, particularly those of the Far East. He also learned not so long ago that his family tree can be traced back to John Milton, author of Paradise Lost, which has no bearing on him whatsoever but it’s kind of interesting anyway.

If you like Chris Wooding you might also like to read books by China Mieville, Toby Frost and Philip Pullman.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Chris Wooding

The Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding
The Ace of Skulls
Chris Wooding
This is the final instalment of the Tales of the Ketty Jay series, a glorious swashbuckling steampunk fantasy series and those new to it should definitely start at the beginning with Retribution Falls. Existing fans will undoubtedly be disappointed to see the adventures...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/06/2014
Malice by Chris Wooding
Malice
Chris Wooding
Enter this terrifying parallel world if you dare! From the dramatic 3-D cover onwards, everything about Malice is original and just a little bit different. Cleverly told as both a novel and a graphic novel, this is the scary story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2009
The Skein of Lament by Chris Wooding
The Skein of Lament
Chris Wooding
The grip of the Weavers on Saramyr's rulers has grown ever tighter. And all the while the blight that they have brought to the land grips ever more harshly. This cannot last and, sure enough, the land is slipping into...
Format: Trade Paperback - Released: 20/05/2005
Braided Path, Ascendancy Veil by Chris Wooding
Braided Path, Ascendancy Veil
Chris Wooding
This is the final part of Chris Wooding's acclaimed Braided Path Trilogy, and the conclusion does not disappoint. The oriental land of Saramyr is consumed by war. The Weavers, mask wearing twisted humans of unknowable power, have control of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2005

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