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Braided Path, Ascendancy Veil by Chris Wooding
  

Braided Path, Ascendancy Veil

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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 throne. The resistance plot to destroy the Weaver's hold once and for all by the only means possible - by destroying for the source of their power. Chris, an ex Silver Smarties Winner, has proved that he is as adept at adult fantasy as he is at children's novels. A joy to read, rich, compelling, exotic and action filled.

The first book in the trilogy is The Weavers of Saramyr, the second The Skein of Lament

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

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Braided Path, Ascendancy Veil by Chris Wooding

The war that is tearing apart the ancient Empire of Saramyr is reaching its apocalyptic conclusion. The Weavers have stepped from the shadows and have taken control, the Emperor not even their puppet anymore. The capital is a demon-haunted nightmare, the land ridden by pestilence. New, terrifying demons, immune to everything but magic have been unleashed on the cities and armies of the resistance movement. And the abbarent hordes are seemingly without end.

As the madness of the weavers takes grip their tactics become even more crazed and bloody and thousands are dying on both sides. Someone must stop the weavers, someone must discover the secrets of what lies at the bottom of the massive pits they have dug across Saramyr.

This is the final volume of what has proved to be one of the most original, exotic and exciting epic fantasies of the 21st century. Chris Wooding melds an extraordinary imagination to deft characterisation and flair for gripping plots.

About the Author

Chris Wooding

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th May 2005

Author

Chris Wooding

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Author's Website

www.chriswooding.com/

Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback

Categories

Fantasy


ISBN

9780575074460

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