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Publisher Comments:

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...

Review:

"Wooding (The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray) builds his new thriller around an ingenious idea that allows him to change the rules of the story at a moment's notice. The city of Orokos, a dismal burg in a dark and poisonous future, is prone to 'probability storms,' not unlike the 'improbability drive' in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or the shifting buildings in the film Dark City. 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, the 'thief-mistress' Anya-Jacana, but Rail tempts fate by pocketing a piece of technology from the 'Functional Age' for himself, believing it to be worth a fortune. It turns out to be invaluable, as it allows its owner to pass through walls. Their flight leads them, and the quiet golem Vago, into the land of the Revenants, 'invisible ghosts of energy that could possess the body of a person'-and to the knowledge that Orokos is more of a prison than a city. Wooding's prose is characteristically smart and crisp, and the city's tension electric; an elegantly open ending allows the story to resonate long after the last page. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The plot is complicated and there are many characters and types of creatures to keep track of, but Wooding does a masterful job of tying everything together." School Library Journal

Review:

"Wooding...creates a unique world for his characters to explore, and the setting serves as an excellent backdrop for the author to develop his theme of order versus chaos and the need for balance between the two." VOYA

Review:

"A sure bet for all SF, fantasy and adventure fans." KLIATT

Review:

"[T]his stunning work of speculative fiction will appeal to Wooding's fans and earn him new ones." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Orokos is a city of chaos, lashed by probability storms that re-order the world wherever they strike. Three of its denizens discover a map that holds the key to the secret at the heart of Orokos, but there are others who would do anything to get their hands on that power.

About the Author

Wooding is an anime fanatic who plays guitar in a punk band, wrote Kerosene when he was 19 years old.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439865135
Author:
Wooding, Chris
Publisher:
Orchard Books (NY)
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 320 pages Orchard Books (NY) - English 9780439865135 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Wooding (The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray) builds his new thriller around an ingenious idea that allows him to change the rules of the story at a moment's notice. The city of Orokos, a dismal burg in a dark and poisonous future, is prone to 'probability storms,' not unlike the 'improbability drive' in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or the shifting buildings in the film Dark City. 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, the 'thief-mistress' Anya-Jacana, but Rail tempts fate by pocketing a piece of technology from the 'Functional Age' for himself, believing it to be worth a fortune. It turns out to be invaluable, as it allows its owner to pass through walls. Their flight leads them, and the quiet golem Vago, into the land of the Revenants, 'invisible ghosts of energy that could possess the body of a person'-and to the knowledge that Orokos is more of a prison than a city. Wooding's prose is characteristically smart and crisp, and the city's tension electric; an elegantly open ending allows the story to resonate long after the last page. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The plot is complicated and there are many characters and types of creatures to keep track of, but Wooding does a masterful job of tying everything together."
"Review" by , "Wooding...creates a unique world for his characters to explore, and the setting serves as an excellent backdrop for the author to develop his theme of order versus chaos and the need for balance between the two."
"Review" by , "A sure bet for all SF, fantasy and adventure fans."
"Review" by , "[T]his stunning work of speculative fiction will appeal to Wooding's fans and earn him new ones."
"Synopsis" by , Orokos is a city of chaos, lashed by probability storms that re-order the world wherever they strike. Three of its denizens discover a map that holds the key to the secret at the heart of Orokos, but there are others who would do anything to get their hands on that power.

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