Storm Thief by Chris Wooding

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A darkly thrilling new novel from master storyteller Chris Wooding, about a civilization plagued by chaos and reality-rearranging storms.

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 citizens no longer question what exists beyond its walls. Then three of its denizens discover a map that holds 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...

About Chris Wooding

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Chris Wooding began writing at the age of 16, and his first novel Crashing was published when he was 19. Since that time, he's written dozens of novels in several genres, notably the award-winning The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray; Poison; Storm Thief; the Malice series; and the graphic novel, Pandemonium.
Published October 1, 2007 by Perfection Learning. 400 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Descriptions of this closed world as witnessed by teen thieves, Rail and Moa, by a golem escaped during a probability storm and by the head of the secret police himself, make very real the nature of Orokos’s dystopia.

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Anyone and anything touched by the storm may or may not be changed in any number of ways-""the storms might snatch a person away and put them elsewhere, turn children into statues of ice, or make a man speak in a different language."" Young burglars Rail and Moa stage a robbery for their boss, th...

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Fantasy Literature

From the get go, Storm Thief has you on the edge of your seat.

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The Trades

The titular Storm Thief isn't a character, but is rather the anthropomorphic personification given to the probability storms that occassionally rage over the city -- storms that literally change the reality of the landscape: Anything could happen when the Storm Thief was abroad.

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