Chaos Walking: The Complete Trilogy

Chaos Walking: The Complete Trilogy

by Patrick Ness

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Chaos Walking: The Complete Trilogy by Patrick Ness

The award-winning Chaos Walking trilogy—consisting of The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men— is now available in its entirety in this e-book collection! Find out why The Sunday Times called Chaos Walking “remarkable” and why Publishers Weekly described the series as “one of the most important works of young adult science fiction in recent years.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763661700
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Series: Chaos Walking Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 84,501
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Patrick Ness is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls (inspired by Siobhan Dowd). He has won the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, and the Costa Children's Book Award. Born in Virginia, Patrick Ness lives in London.

I was born on an army base called Fort Belvoir, near Alexandria, Virginia. But I only stayed there for the first four months of my life and have never even been back to the East Coast of America. Since then, I’ve lived in Hawaii, Washington, California, and England.

I’ve only ever really wanted to be a writer. I studied English Literature at the University of Southern California, and when I graduated, I got a job as a corporate writer at a cable company in Los Angeles, writing manuals and speeches and once even an advertisement for the Gilroy, California, Garlic Festival. I got my first story published in Genre magazine in 1997 and was working on my first novel when I moved to London in 1999. I’ve lived here ever since. I taught Creative Writing at Oxford University for three years, usually to students older than I was. I write for one of the U.K. national papers, and I’ve also been writer in residence for Booktrust. Anything and everything to do with writing, that’s how I want to make my life.


I made up stories all the time when I was young, though I was usually too embarrassed to show them to anybody. That’s okay if you do that; when you’re ready, you’re ready. The important thing is to keep writing.

For young adults, I’ve written A Monster Calls, More Than This, and the Chaos Walking trilogy: The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and The Answer, and Monsters of Men. I’ve also written two books for adults, a novel called The Crash of Hennington and a short story collection called Topics About Which I Know Nothing, a title that seemed funny at the time but less so 10,000 mentions later.

Here’s a helpful hint if you want to be a writer: When I’m working on a first draft, all I write is 1,000 words a day, which isn’t that much (I started out with 300, then moved up to 500, now I can do 1,000 easy). And if I write my 1,000 words, I’m done for the day, even if it only took an hour (it usually takes more, of course, but not always). Novels are anywhere from 60,000 words on up, so it’s possible that just sixty days later you might have a whole first draft. The Knife of Never Letting Go is 112,900 words and took about seven months to get a good first draft. Lots of rewrites followed. That’s the fun part, where the book really starts to come together just exactly how you see it, the part where you feel like a real writer.

Three Things You Might Not Know About Me:

1. I have a tattoo of a rhinoceros.

2. I’ve run three marathons.

3. Under no circumstances will I eat onions.

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Chaos Walking 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You must read this. Easily the best seried i've ever read. If you like the hunger gamed then you will LOVE this. I so heard thst Lionsgate is making a movie for the series :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you only buy one book this year, make it this one. Yes, it is that good. EXCELLANT!!! The characters are not given many physical attributes, but this allows you to give them the appearance your mind chooses. Most of the story is mental anyway, and once you understand this the book opens up. This is a great adventure, not just into outerspace--- but into innerspace as well. This is a book I intend to keep and reread, I think it will become a CLASSIC. There is so much hidden away in here, so packed with meaning, and things that make you say "How ingenious," or, "Who thinks that way? (knowing in some primordial gunk of your brain the answer ashamedly is, we all do.) Lots of great lessons about the person we keep leashed behind a closed and locked steel door of the mind. Being able to take a look into characters' flaws makes it a little less scary to look into myself. A little safer to be more honest with myself about thoughts too raw to mention in polite or even crude company. To finally admit, the monster in the darkened room I was so afraid of as a child, was none other than myself. Mostly to know, there is hope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm about to start this triliogy on my nook and i'm just wondering why its more expensive to buy this version than it is to buy all three seperatly...i'm buying all three seperately and i'm really looking forward to reading them, i'm simply not buying this version because it is more cost effective to buy them seperately, at least for nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Patrick Ness killed it with this one. Beautifully written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series! Finished it in a week. There were only a couple things I didn't like. I'm my opinion, the first book was the best. Sometimes it felt like the story was dragging on too. I would definitely reccomend it though!
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NEVER kill off a dog. People fine; cats maybe, but never a dog. Stopped at page 250 and will not be reading rest of trilogy or another other Patrick Ness book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This costs more because it has author notes and little fun facts about the books the individuals dont include
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The characters, in all of their faults and misgivings, are incredibly human and relatable. If there was only one thing I could say about this series, it would be how truly insightful it is. Not only is the story sure to stay with you for years to come, but it is packed full of little thought-provoking discussions with yourself regarding your own humanity and wha the word "humanity" even means. If you miss out on these three novels, you are missing an written experience like no other. But what am I to know? I'm just another random person who likes a book. You'll have to see for yourself what wonders this book holds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of the characters are so well developed and I easily got lost in the world for hours. If I could recommend one book, it would be this one!
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Although considered a young adult book I found it highly enjoyable
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liked everything about this trilogy. the characters, the plots (and there are many) the twists n turns and settings. keeps pulling you thru til the end. BUT. want more. need more. gotta have ending and more story. that's how good this set was. makes you want to know more and more..... Mr. Patrick Ness, you listenin?!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, but very sad. :)
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This series was my bookclubs pick of the month. I decided to get the sample first and was not impressed. In the end I decided to just go for it. It took a few chapters but in the end I was not only amazed but addicted! Patrick Ness is now my favorite author and this series is my number one! Characters are full of life and every chapter will keep you biting your lip. I read the some 930 pages in just four days. My words cannot begin to justify the world the author has created! Take my word for it and jump in head first!
Wendynat More than 1 year ago
After finishing the Hunger Games and the Maze Runner, I went online and saw that many people who enjoyed those two series recommended the Chaos Walking trilogy. I'm glad I listened - it's very interestingly written and a great story. Though at first the font type changes were jarring, I quickly became used to them and I think they're a very good way of representing the "Noise". Definitely buy the trilogy - after finishing each book, I had to immediately head to the next to find out what happened.
DerFish More than 1 year ago
This 3 in one book was great. It is maybe a bit more oriented for younger readers, but moves right along, teaches a few lessons. I'll be watching for more from this author.