The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray
By Chris Wooding
Orchard, Hardcover, 9780439546560, 304pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2004
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Thaniel, just seventeen, is a wych-hunter. Together, he and Cathaline - his friend and mentor - track down the fearful creatures that lurk in the Old Quarter of London. It is on one of these hunts that he first encounters Alaizabel Cray. Alaizabel is half-crazed, lovely, and possessed. Whatever dreadful entity has entered her soul has turned her into a strange and unearthly magnet - attracting evil and drawing horrors from ever dark corneer. Cathaline and Thaniel must discover its cause - and defend humanity at all costs.
From the UK Reviews:
One of the most intelligent, atmospheric, and spine-tingling novels published for teenagers in years . . . breathtakingly brilliant.” The Guardian
A great and compelling read.” Time Out
This book does what only the best teenage fiction can do an exciting, intriguing, and well-paced novel. Brilliant!” Children's Bookseller