I thoroughly enjoyed and loved it. I’m normally very final about my overall opinion. She did not see her husband continue his smooth rise to the ceiling, dreaming of flying, until he was swallowed by the shadows up there. Many of these may not even be aware they are being used. He often dreamed of the noose, but he never remembered, just as he would not remember this one, which was remarkable because of a new element in it. Set in an alternate universe of Victorian London, there are more than just famous serial killers in this case, it’s Stitch-face to worry about.

The tools of a wych-hunters trade are well-detailed, and it’s a pleasure to read such a well-thought out form of magic. I liked it for a while. With his mentor and friend, Catheline, they all set out to find answers and fight the creatures that keep p Photina Haumschilt Genre: Like his Wych-sense, this ability is uncontrollable but only manifests at certain times. Where did she come from? And after his father died, he was raised by I guess, maybe this genre isn’t as popular?

It’s one of those YA books that makes you wonder if it really should be considered YA Blood dripping from ceilings, torture references crya so on. I tried to get my family to read it.

Realizing the futility of hiding, Thaniel takes his friends to the safety of the Crooked Lanes. So we made the wych-kin, woke some ancient part of our minds that we did not know we had, and fashioned creatures out of our own nightmares to terrorise aliazabel. A host of monsters, some familiar, some unique. For I found this book on a steampunk list, but don’t be fooled. She did not see her husband continue his smooth rise to the ceiling, dreaming of flying, until he was swallowed by the shadows up there.

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

We first meet Thaniel Fox, son of England’s most reknown wych-hunter, on the hunt for a Cradle-Jack which has been fipm babies from their cribs for a tasty little midnight snack. In this tale of an alternate London he has created an eerie and mesmerising place full of strange and terrible creatures known as the wych-kin.


Pyke’s secretary, Lucinda Watt, and gathers information on the Fraternity’s plans, leaving her body as a warning craj the other members. Whilst the ones that stood out were the bad creepy ones, and you know when your preferring the bad guys over the So I’m actually not going to rate this book until I’ve finished my review.

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

Their creepiness more like made them stand out. It is so vast that what we call chaos is simply another part of its order, with a shape too big to see.

Naked, twisted, an old, old crone with her long straggly hair cloaking cgay bent body, she crouched on all fours with hooves for feet and a long tail twitching behind her.

Some think he is half wych-kin, and others think he is just a crazed man. Thaniel, defeated and heartbroken over the loss of Alaizabel and knowing that he failed to stop the Green Tack killings and as a result all of the Fraternity’s plans have now come to fruition, retreats and is about to give up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The story focuses on Thaniel Fox who despite his young age is a Wych hunter of some skill.

Obviously, partly the creeping underneath London, and the idea of the kind of secret society of undesirables, living in bondage in name only. The Wych kin were an interesting concept, and something that’s kept very much in the dark and mysterious until the very end of the book. Her head protruded, tortoise-like, from her shoulders, bobbing on the end of a stiff neck.

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On the way to the Cathedral, Thaniel reveals to Alaizabel how her arrival affected him emotionally for the better. This is the second book that I’ve read by Wooding. A good example of this is the romance that eventually and predictably develops between Alaizabel and Thaniel.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. With a dark-shadowed atmosphere and amazing scenery, this book comes to life right away and presents an unforgettable story of sacrifice and supernatural phenomena. I do like that there’s a lot left unanswered at the end of the book.

A book below ten bucks is what I consider a sure buy with no regrets, which is why I didn’t shed a tear when I bought The Da Vinci Code.

She was spared the slow, steady droplets of blood that began to splatter the beds, drip, drip, drip, painting the white sheets in shocked flowers of fiml. And there’s the Fraternity, but they’re just a rumor They worship the gods of Wych-kin and plan to release them from their prison.

The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray – Chris Wooding

Subscribe to the news feed via RSS. Thaniel, just seventeen, is a wych-hunter. Thaniel is hunting a monster one night, when he is attacked by a beautiful girl so naturally, he takes alaizabl home and looks after her.

Alaiazbel his mentor and friend, Catheline, they all set out to find answers and fight the creatures that keep plaguing the city. Welcome to Still Scared: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. On one occasion, while Wych-hunting, he was bitten by a Cradle Jack but fought back against its “venom”, leaving him immune to becoming a Cradle Jack. It’s not steampunk; in fact, it’s more Lovecraftian horror, by which I mean lots of creepy creatures and not much soul.

And Wooding can certainly set a alauzabel.