The Fade, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 1 maps
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780575082984



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Wooding has never failed to deliver a totally fresh and always intriguing world in each new book! No wonder I love this author! Not his best book but still worth reading and better than most other others in the genre.

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This isn't the type of book I'd usually read, so I wasn't sure what to expect from it. I liked the description of it, and it sounded quite promising. It turned out to be okay. It wasn't great but it wasn't bad either. I really enjoyed reading about the difference between all the tribes, both underground and aboveground. Oran had a very distinct voice which made her feel very real. Unfortunately, I didn't find the book all that engaging. It moved pretty slow and I thought the chapters counting down for the present, and up for the future, was more gimmicky than effective and useful to the plot. It was an okay book but not very memorable.

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