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The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

by Chris Wooding

The Alienest meets Dracula in this gripping, gothic-horror thriller from young UK phenomenon Chris Wooding. 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, free her of this evil.— and defend humanity at all costs.

"Wooding delivers characters to care about, including strong-willed and capable women; deliciously scary bogeys drawn from world legend and lore; and philosophical underpinnings suggesting an imagination heavily steeped in Tolkien and Pullman." -Booklist, August 1, 2004 STARRED REVIEW

12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 12
Lexile Measure
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Chris Wooding Young, impressively prolific author Chris Wooding published his first novel, Crashing, when he was 19. He has now completed 17 books and many short stories.

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