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... show more
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...
Publish date: September 1st 2006
Publisher: Orchard Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Post Apocalyptic
This story is set in the imaginary city of Orokos. The city is completely isolated. There is no way off the island; anyone who has tried has been killed. Two ghetto kids, Moa & Rail join a thieves group and survive by stealing. Probability storms plague the city. They are unpredictable and dangerous...
I feel like I let this book down.It's a fair enough piece of work, with some really great worldbuilding, a sort of no-holds-barred action style, a character with a disability that doesn't get magically fixed at the end, and a wonderfully uncertain ending. But at no time was I able to fully immerse m...
What do you say when there's nothing wrong with a book, nothing that you can put your finger on, and yet it still doesn't do it for you? I'll try to figure out what wasn't working for me as I write this review.Storm Thief is set in an island city that has been devastated by the Chaos Engine. The Eng...
This book is so completely not what I expected. It’s better. To what extent can you ever predict where a book will take you?! Sadly, the case with many books today is that a lot of them are predictable. They’re tiring and dull, because they’re the same old pathetic attempts at conveying a “popular” ...
I thought this was a fun, suspenseful read, but I didn't like the info-dumping near the end, and thought that slowed the finale. Was disappointed with how that was handled.