The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray (Hardcover)

By Chris Wooding

Orchard, 9780439546560, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2004



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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray

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