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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.

Since it was scarcely possible to stop him writing anyway, the prospect of making a living by doing what he loved - instead of being forced to work at something he didn’t -sparked a fire under him and turned him extremely prolific. He spent the next few years writing feverishly around his English Literature studies at the University of Sheffield, producing a multitude of works across a range of styles, from teenage stories to horror to offbeat fantasy and grim political drama. Every one was published. By the time he left University, he was earning just enough to live on, and he took up writing full-time at twenty-one.

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Jack from Earth

Jack from Earth

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Jack has always known there was something not quite right about his parents: they move him every year, never seem to sleep,and what is that beeping from the attic? But when Jack goes to investigate the beeping and accidentally sets off an inter-galactic distress signal, things get CRAZY quickly. Turns out that every baddie and bounty hunter in the galaxy thinks HE'S an interstellar super thief. Can Jack convince everyone who's out for him that he's NOT who he says he is? And can he do so in time to get home for tea?

Silver

Silver

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2013

Perfect for fans of Michael Grant and Charlie Higson, this thrilling novel about a mysterious virus spreading through a boarding school is like 28 DAYS LATER meets ASSAULT ON PRECINCT THIRTEEN. Who will turn silver next? When a boy is bitten by a strange silver beetle, he becomes the first victim of a mysterious infection. But this is no ordinary virus. It turns flesh into metal, and pupils into machines. As the virus spreads and more terrifying, blood-thirsty machines appear, a small group manage to barricade themselves inside the school. Can they keep the machines at bay long enough for help to arrive? Is help even coming? Meanwhile the virus is spreading and its victims are changing... evolving... becoming stronger... The world as our heroes know it is turning silver. Will any of them survive?

The Iron Jackal

The Iron Jackal

Author: Chris Wooding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Things are finally looking good for Captain Frey and his crew. The Ketty Jay has been fixed up good as new. They've got their first taste of fortune and fame. And, just for once, nobody is trying to kill them. Even Trinica Dracken, Frey's ex-fiancee and long-time nemesis, has given up her quest for revenge. In fact, she's offered them a job - one that will take them deep into the desert heart of Samarla, the land of their ancient enemies. To a place where the secrets of the past lie in wait for the unwary. Secrets that might very well cost Frey everything. Join the crew of the Ketty Jay on their greatest adventure yet: a story of mayhem and mischief, roof-top chases and death-defying races, murderous daemons, psychopathic golems and a particularly cranky cat. The first time was to clear his name. The second time was for money. This time, Frey's in a race against the clock for the ultimate prize: to save his own life.

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

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...

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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