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The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 every dark corner. Cathaline and Thaniel must discover its cause — and defend humanity at all costs.

Review:

"The author sets a riveting pace from the get-go, as a 17-year-old wych-hunter prowls London's Old Quarter in search of a Cradlejack known for taking babies....An imaginative tour de force." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"The gothic story of Alaizabel Cray's haunting will continue to haunt its readers long after the book has been read." Children's Literature

Review:

"It has definite messages about religion, magic, and petty political power — and both the scare and the blood make the novel unsuitable for middle school. The ending, which includes an escape by the head of the Fraternity, promises that readers will see more of Thaniel." VOYA

Review:

"[Wooding] fuses together his best storytelling skills-plotting, atmosphere, shock value-to create a fabulously horrific and ultimately timeless underworld where heroes battle menacing foes to save the world from demonic overthrow." School Library Journal

Review:

"[T]he atmospheric scene setting and attention to chilling detail ensure his hold on fantasy enthusiasts." Booklist

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:
9780439598514
Publisher:
Scholastic
Location:
New York
Author:
Wooding, Chris
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
London
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Horror stories
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
England
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
28
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in
Age Level:
from 12

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The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray
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Product details 304 pages Point - English 9780439598514 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The author sets a riveting pace from the get-go, as a 17-year-old wych-hunter prowls London's Old Quarter in search of a Cradlejack known for taking babies....An imaginative tour de force." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "The gothic story of Alaizabel Cray's haunting will continue to haunt its readers long after the book has been read."
"Review" by , "It has definite messages about religion, magic, and petty political power — and both the scare and the blood make the novel unsuitable for middle school. The ending, which includes an escape by the head of the Fraternity, promises that readers will see more of Thaniel."
"Review" by , "[Wooding] fuses together his best storytelling skills-plotting, atmosphere, shock value-to create a fabulously horrific and ultimately timeless underworld where heroes battle menacing foes to save the world from demonic overthrow."
"Review" by , "[T]he atmospheric scene setting and attention to chilling detail ensure his hold on fantasy enthusiasts."
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