The Fade

The Fade

by Chris Wooding
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The Fade by Chris Wooding

The astonishing new fantasy from the award-winning author of The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

A subterranean world of vast caverns, underground seas, crystalline forests. A civilisation born of darkness, in darkness, protected by shadows. A city of merchants, whose eyes have turned upward to the surface, where the lethal light of day beats down on their world. A conspiracy so vast that it will swallow them all ...

A stunningly original fantasy from a multi-award winning author. With a beautiful baroque world, sharp characterisation and Chris Wooding's trademark insight into the fantasy genre, the dawning of Halflight is an event more than worth waiting for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780575085947
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date: 09/18/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 752,872
File size: 757 KB

About the Author

Chris Wooding is a full time, award-winning novelist, a YA novelist, and a professional script writer for film and TV. He has travelled extensively, plays bass and guitar (and has recorded several albums) and his novels have been published all over the world.

He has penned the Braided Path trilogy, a standalone novel (The Fade) and the Tales of the Ketty Jay series for Gollancz, all of which were critical and commercial successes.

Chris Wooding lives in Kent, and you can learn more at

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The Fade 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
luckyjoe More than 1 year ago
A compelling read. I found that I could not wait to see how the plot played out and the principal heroine managed to overcome all the obstacles before her. In addition to very insightful social commentary, the characters are believable and easy to identify with, and there are more than a few very surprising twists in store for the reader. The author paints a remarkably realistic picture of a fantasy world with compelling characters and a subtle trace of the irony underlying society.
UTmonster More than 1 year ago
The peek into this crazy world, its unique subcultures, and the intrique that comes of it is a delight. Be prepared for a rush at the beginning that sweeps you into the story. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book and was thrilled to pieces to add another one of Wooding's books to my small collection only to be disappointed that the chapters are mostly out of order and it is very hard for me to follow what is even going on the beginning, I'm reading a war between these two races of people and the main protagonist losing a loved one in the midst of battle. Then a few chapters later, I'm reading about her and her loved one (not dead!) and a son that was never really mentioned where the story began for me, all at some elegant ceremony for her son's graduation. I figured "okay, maybe this will make sense later. Maybe it's a memory." Boy, was I wrong. After that bit, I'm reading about her time in a prison...then after three or so chapters, I'm reading about a time that happened BEFORE this graduation ceremony. What the heck? 92 pages in, and I'm going to have to close it and shelf it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago