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Chris Wooding Books In Order

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Publication Order of Broken Sky Books

Broken Sky Part 1 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Sky Part 2 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Sky Part 3 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Sky Part 4 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Sky Part 5 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Sky Part 6 (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Sky Part 7 (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Sky Part 8 (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Sky Part 9 (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Sky Act 2: Communion (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Sky Act 3: The Citadel (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Broken Sky: The Twilight War (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Braided Path Books

The Weavers of Saramyr (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Skein of Lament (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ascendancy Veil (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tale of the Ketty Jay Books

Retribution Falls (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Lung Captain (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Iron Jackal (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ace of Skulls (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Malice Books

Publication Order of The Darkwater Legacy Books

The Ember Blade (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow Casket (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jack From the Earth Books

Jack from Earth (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Out of This World Books

Out of This World (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Publication Order of Point Horror Unleashed Books

Transformer (By: Philip Gross) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Sinister (By: Celia Rees) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transformer (By: Philip Gross) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vanished (By: Celia Rees) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catchman (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Facetaker (By: Philip Gross) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amy (By: Samantha Lee) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cunning Man (By: Celia Rees) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bogle (By: Samantha Lee) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

About Chris Wooding

The British author Chris Wooding is extremely well regarded for his highly colorful and extensive backlog of work. From producing Young Adult fantasy stories and science-fiction novels, to writing graphic-novels, he’s an extremely prolific presence within the literary industry. Starting out at an early age, writing and publishing his first novel at just nineteen, he’s come a long way since, with a whole score of different title written under his name.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1977 on the 28th of February, Chris Wooding was born and raised in Leicester, in the United Kingdom, growing up with a keen passion for all things literature. Focusing mainly on fantasy, he would come to write his first novel at the young age of just sixteen, followed by getting published with his literary debut when he was nineteen. Over the subsequent years he would come to write a total of twenty books and counting, becoming one of the most prolific authors currently working within his field to date.

Attending University, he would graduate leaving to write full-time, making a strong name for himself in the intervening years. He would also come to travel extensively throughout the years too, visiting such places as Scandinavia, Japan, North America, South Africa and South East Asia, all of which would provide him with numerous experiences to help inspire his work. Currently living in London, he still writes to this present day, putting out work at a regular and ever consistent pace, with a lot more to come yet.

Writing Career

Releasing his first novel in 1998, Chris Wooding would mark his debut with the novel ‘Catchman’, which was written under the ‘Point Horror’ brand. Featuring elements of fantasy and horror which would become trademark to him in the years to follow, it would introduce readers worldwide to an exciting new talent. This global success would come to be reflected in the fact that he has come to be translated into twenty different languages so far, reaching readers from all across the globe with his work.

In 1999 Wooding would begin his highly popular ‘Broken Sky’ series of books, setting himself apart as a definite new talent to watch. He would later write a number of other series too, as well as putting screenwriting credits to his name, along with working in video-game development too. All of this has lead to him becoming the highly sought after talent that he currently is today, with a highly visible presence that he maintains both online as well as off, with his writing career growing from strength-to-strength.

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

First brought out through the ‘Point’ publishing label in 2001 on the 1st of January, this would mark an early entry from Wooding. Working entirely as a stand-alone novel, it manages to foreshadow a lot of what was to come from the author in the years to come. Creating its own mini-universe, it really is a rich and evocative work from the author, and is a definite must for both fans of the writer and the genre alike.

An early fun and inventive novel from Chris Wooding, this would see the author making a name for himself in the world of fantasy and adventure. Creating iconic characters that would seem wholly realistic as well, he manages to allow the reader to immerse themselves escaping in the action, whilst keeping it simultaneously grounded as well. Not only that, but the environment and atmosphere of the world is extremely evocative as well, feeling dense and three-dimensional on the page. Exploring this rich world, the story is also one that keeps the readers guessing throughout, holding them there right until the very last page.

A seventeen year old ‘Wych-Hunter’, Thaniel stalks the streets of the Old Quarter of London, looking to rid them of these fearful creatures. Working alongside his friend, accomplice and mentor Cathaline, they both come across Alaizabel Cray, a possessed and half-crazed woman. Lovely as she is haunted, evil has entered her soul and taken over, working as a magnet for all the darkened forces in the world, drawing them in towards her. This means Cathaline and Thaniel must work together to overcome the evil inside her, saving the whole of humanity in the process as well. Can they stop this evil? Will they be able to save the world and everybody in it? What is behind the haunting of Alazabel Cray?

The Iron Jackal

Marking the third title in the ‘Tales of Ketty Jay’ series of novels, this follows on from the previous three books with the next instalment. Moving on to a whole other adventure, it develops not just the characters, but the world itself as well, taking it all in a whole new direction. Originally released in 2011 on the 20th of October, it was first brought out through the ‘Gollancz’ publishing outlet to much acclaim.

Using the steampunk genre as its basis, this series really keeps its influences close to its heart, having fun with them in the process. It also manages to create strong and stark characters, continuing their development from previous novels, really allowing them come to alive for the reader. Set in a fantastical world, Wooding takes his audience on a journey that is both fun and exciting, allowing them to escape into his rich and vibrant world. Not only that, but he also manages to evolve the story for the future instalments to come as well, creating plenty of foreshadowing in the process.

Running their ship The Ketty Jay, they’re lead by none other than Captain Frey, a roguish womanizer who lives life on the edge. Things are now good for the crew, with the ship being fixed, and their fame and fortune currently on the rise, everything is looking up for them as a whole. Not trying to kill them any more either, Trinica Dracken, the ex of Frey, has now offered them a job, which means that they must head deep into the desert of Samarla. Facing all manner of deadly foe, the team must work together once again, in order to keep their lives, as they’re put up against the clock. Will they manage to get the job done and save the day? Can they overcome the deadly fantastical beasts and enemies? What will become of the Iron Jackal?

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