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Chris Wooding - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Chris Wooding

The Ace of Skulls

The Ace of Skulls

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2014

All good things come to an end. And this is it: the last stand of the Ketty Jay and her intrepid crew. They've been shot down, set up, double-crossed and ripped off. They've stolen priceless treasures, destroyed a 10,000-year-old Azryx city and sort-of-accidentally blew up the son of the Archduke. Now they've gone and started a civil war. This time, they're really in trouble. As Vardia descends into chaos, Captain Frey is doing his best to keep his crew out of it. He's got his mind on other things, not least the fate of Trinica Dracken. But wars have a way of dragging people in, and sooner or later they're going to have to pick a side. It's a choice they'll be staking their lives on. Cities fall and daemons rise. Old secrets are uncovered and new threats revealed. When the smoke clears, who will be left standing?

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Other books by Chris Wooding

The Twilight War

The Twilight War

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

Ryushi and his sister Kia have spent their whole lives learning to fight - and now they've discovered what for... Praise for Chris Wooding's other novels: Shiveringly exciting The Times Intelligent, atmospheric and spine tingling Guardian Gripping Daily Telegraph

The Fade

The Fade

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2008

The astonishing new fantasy from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray A subterranean world of vast caverns, underground seas, crystalline forests. A civilisation born of darkness, in darkness, protected by shadows. A city of merchants, whose eyes have turned upward to the surface, where the lethal light of day beats down on their world. A conspiracy so vast that it will swallow them all ... A stunningly original fantasy from a multi-award winning author. With a beautiful baroque world, sharp characterisation and Chris Wooding's trademark insight into the fantasy genre, the dawning of Halflight is an event more than worth waiting for.

Poison

Poison

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2007

Taken! Poison must travel to the end of the world to outwit the Phaerie Lord and get her sister back. But are those she meets on the way trying to help her \- or lead her into a trap? This is no fairy tale...

The Braided Path The Weavers Of Saramyr, The Skein Of Lament, The Ascendancy Veil

The Braided Path The Weavers Of Saramyr, The Skein Of Lament, The Ascendancy Veil

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2006

An omnibus volume of the acclaimed oriental fantasy from one of the genre's most exciting young talents The story of an exotic oriental world. The empire of Saramyr has relied on the secretive sect of Weavers for far too long. Now the Weavers, manipulating space and time through the Weave of existence, are plotting the overthrow of the families. Their motives twisted by the Witchstones they draw their power from. As the empire crumbles the disowned abbearant daughter of the empire and a few scattered rebels must find out the secret of the true nature of the witchstones and rescue the empire from depravity and the rule of demons. Chris Wooding has an unrivalled flair for Machiavellian plotting, explosive description and memorable young characters. This is the ideal first adult fantasy for his teenage fans.

Storm Thief

Storm Thief

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2006

Rail and Moa are two teenage thieves. Vago is a golem of metal and flesh. All three are denizens of Orokos, a city lashed by probability storms that change whatever they touch. No one can enter the city, or leave. Until one day Rail finds a mysterious artifact that may hold the key to the secrets of the city - and the chance to escape. And so begins an impossible quest...An unforgettable, darkly thrilling novel from a master storyteller.

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2006

A dark fantasy set in a parallel London stalked by demons...London has survived war and plague only to face a new horror - the Wych Kin. All kinds of demons lurk in the labyrinth of the Old Quarter, and it is the task of wych-hunters such as Thaniel Fo to keep them at bay. Then one night he rescues a young woman who has lost her memory: the beautiful and vulnerable Alaizabel Cray. But Alaizabel is nursing a dark secret, one that even she doesot understand, a secret that could unleash the most terrible evil of all.

Storm Thief

Storm Thief

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2006

The darkly thrilling new novel from master storyteller Chris Wooding. Orokos is a city of chaos, lashed by probability storms that re-order the world wherever they strike. It covers every inch of the rocky island that it dominates. It has stood for so long that history has forgotten it, and its inhabitants no longer question what exists beyond its walls. Then three of its denizens discover the key to the secret at the heart of Orokos. But there are others, such as the Chief of the Protectorate Secret Police who would do anything to get their hands on that power ...anything at all...

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