Storm Thief

Storm Thief Orokos is a city of chaos lashed by probability storms that re order the world wherever they strike It has stood for so long that history has forgotten it and its citizens no longer question what ex

  • Title: Storm Thief
  • Author: Chris Wooding
  • ISBN: 9780439959575
  • Page: 187
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  • Orokos is a city of chaos, lashed by probability storms that re order the world wherever they strike 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.

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    1. 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” piece of crap not worthy of ever having been put into the field of writing.Not so for this book! GOD. I fell in LOVE with this book! From the intriguing, unique name, to the alluring cover a [...]

    2. I feel it necessary to preface my thoughts on STORM THIEF for some reason by saying I'm a fan of Chris Wooding's. I especially love his "Braided Path" trilogy*, which I feel can sit on the shelf right next to Sanderson's "Mistborn" trilogy (and on my shelf, it does) because as far as quality of writing and depth of character it's right there. That said, however, STORM THIEF feels like it was "phoned in," if you get my meaning. It lacks depth. It lacks passion. The only thing it doesn't lack is W [...]

    3. 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 Engine creates probability storms, that can change reality in a moment. One of the main characters, Rail (that's him on the cover) uses a respirator because a probability storm took his ability to breath [...]

    4. Talked myself down from 2 stars into 1.5 stars in the course of writing this reviewStorm Thief is a book that was mainly action-driven and not so much character drive, although the characters themselves were all right--while they weren't shallow or quite archetypes, there was very much a sense of "Rail the thief who is only out for himself but looks after Moa like she's he's little sister" and "Moa the bright innocent young flower who dreams of something better" and that's all they are. Vago the [...]

    5. Now, here's a book I might not have read had not been for my book club. (Ok, maybe my boyfriend might have made up my mind one of these days)But anyway 'Storm Thief' follows the story of two young (it's never clear how old they are) thieves, a boy called Rail and a girl called Moa, in a city called Orokos, known for being an island in the middle of the ocean and for the changes that occur from time to time. And when I say 'changes', I mean streets and buildings and people moving to other places, [...]

    6. This is the story of Orokos–the island in the sea. And as far as most of its inhabitants are concerned, the only place there is. Rail and Moa grew up on Orokos; Rail always certain it is what is seems, Moa sure there’s something more.As a child, Moa lost her father, who died trying to escape the island. Rail lost his ability to breathe, one of many victims of the Probability storms that have wreaked havoc on the island as long as anyone can remember. The two meet up one day and becomes a fas [...]

    7. Orokos is a horrible, beautiful, awful, magical place. Rail and Moa, two young thieves living in a designated ghetto, know those things only too well. More precisely, Rail knows of the bad, Moa tries very hard to concentrate on the beautiful and magical. They are inseparable.Orokos exists as an entity unto itself, in the middle of a vast ocean, believing that there is nothing, no one and nowhere beyond its cramped borders. It’s a tormented society in many ways, overpopulated, vast disparities [...]

    8. 4 stars for the (intended) YA audience3 stars for adultsThis is a fine adventure read, set in a strikingly imagined and richly realized world. The author does a good job of keeping the story moving with vigorously creative writing. It's definitely one of his earlier works and solidly aimed at the YA audience. The reader is forced to participate in the (outstanding) world-building as we're simply plopped down in it and have to make our own way through the book along with the characters; a good th [...]

    9. In a city where unpredictable changes may occur at any time, two young thieves fight for their lives and the future of the city against the oppressive Protectorate.Wooding's writing style is so-so -- no particularly irksome errors or stylistic quirks, but not especially gripping, either. A bit flat, like his characters. The world-building was interesting enough to keep me reading, but so many elements were borrowed from earlier works of science fiction that I can't feel particularly impressed by [...]

    10. Não sabia nada sobre este livro quando o adquiri. A sinopse é bastante interessante e reveladora e eu interessei-me pelo que nela está escrito. O título também é bastante sugestivo. Comecei por achar a história boa, mas não muito expetacular. Um escrita agradável, fluente; descrições boas e personagens boas mas nada que pudesse dizer: "Maravilha! Aqui está um mundo arrebatador." Não posso esperar que todos os livros me façam pensar assim, como é óbvio. Mas aos poucos fui ficando [...]

    11. “You two are the luckiest kids I’ve ever had the misfortune to meet,” she declared.“You make your own luck,” said Rail, smiling with his eyes. “Nobody ever tell you that?”I gave Storm Thief a five star rating. My rating is high due to 5 simple tools that must keep me intrigued throughout the entire plot. Storm thief is a precious story that I will forever hold close to my heart and all the feels to this novel was deep and moving with the characters between Vago, Moa, and Rail. Stor [...]

    12. This is the second book by Chris Wooding that I have had the pleasure to read; the first was Poison. I liked Poison a lot more than this book; but, like Poison, what really stand out in Storm Thief is the ending. This book could best be described as a kind of gothic Sci-Fi young adult novel.In this book we spend most of our time with Rail and Moa who eke out a living serving as thieves in a ghetto in the city of Orokos. During one of their thieving raids they stumble along a mysterious artifact [...]

    13. The Storm Thief by Chris Wooding is about Orokos, a city of complete chaos. Probability storms strike everything in their path. They can pass through rock, metal, and any other substance as if it was nothing. These storms change everything they touch. Sometimes they are life altering changes, like you wake up and your lungs can no longer function, or you were right handed when you went to sleep and wake up left handed. Whole buildings get moved to new locations, and nothing is left as it was.Aft [...]

    14. 23. Storm Thief by Chris WoodingGenre: Young Adult, Science FictionPages: 310Acquired: April 2011Book of Your Shelf? NoWhy I have it: Book BattleSeries: NoRail and Moa are thieves in the only city of Orokos (and by only I mean only - there is nothing else). While on a mission they discover a piece of ancient technology and they don't turn it in to their patron. This is all the start of a very grand adventure as Rail and Moa run from the secret police, monsters knows as Revenants, and the thugs s [...]

    15. This was a great book~!I haven't found a book to keep me this interested since "Another Note" (But that's caus' Death Note is special XP) Rail was immediatley my favorite, I liked his sinicle(I spelled that wrong =P) attitude. He was cautious at points, and at times, reckless too, but he kept his confidence, despite having to face Revenants and more. So to say, I felt that the probability storms reflected life, anything can change at any moment, not quite so drastically as the chaos in the proba [...]

    16. I thought this book was just awesome! The only thing that made it a 4star for me and not a 5 star was the ending. THIS IS A SPOILER. I want to know what happens to Vago, the city of orokos and the people, and details about the island or new land. And I had tons of thouhts of alternate endings and just somethings that could change in the middle. But great book about corruption in governments, and that freedom from rules and having creativity and chaos. I liked the sense at the end where the Fade [...]

    17. "Storm Thief" was the first story I ever read from Chris Wooding; it was because of the detailed, rapturing way that Wooding presented this story, that as soon as I read the last word, I knew I had to have more from this writer. "Storm Thief" presents an alienated universe in which crime runs rampant, hope is nonexistent, and life is chance. This is sure to please any fantasy lover, because it not only presents a gripping tale, it establishes a new entry for monsters and fear, in a world where v [...]

    18. 3.5 stars. I don't think I've ever read a book and then thought, They should make this into a movie. But this book was so visual that I don't think you could ever get from it what the author had in mind without making it into a movie. I love the written visuals in this book. The story was interesting, and even though the characters were not a fleshed out as they could have been, the story moved along nicely. A good, quick read, and I wouldn't mind having more of this same world from the author!

    19. I found this world very bizarre and disturbing so I fought against it for a long time. The author just never lets you get comfortable. Of course, I was thoroughly engrossed. My only problem is when you finally get to the explanation of why everything was the way it was all you get is the equivalent of "just because". Freck! I could come of with a better solution in a heartbeat. Needless to say, it still didn't ruin it for me.

    20. Another great book by Chris Wooding. Although his fantasies tend to be on the dark side, I find his writing smooth and engaging, and he is amazingly creative. This book was so unique, which was part of what I loved about it. Set in a place where the people believe there is no way out of, and that there is no world beyond their island, it takes you through the story of two thieves and a gholem, and their quest for freedom and answers in a world of chaos. A great read!

    21. I find this a hard book to review. There's a lot that I liked about this - the world-building was good; the story was interesting; and yet I could not get into this story. The main characters - Rail and Moa - were good and I did like the relationship between them, but something was just not there for me. The novel seems somewhat wooden. There was a lot of wasted potential. Perhaps this is just not my cup of tea.

    22. I liked this book, but I was kind of glad to be finished with it. At times, I felt there was more depth of description to the city and the chaos than to the main characters. This, along with some repetitive passages, would probably be my biggest frustrations - while the idea was very creative, I thought the execution could have been better. Still a good read, though.

    23. This is one of those books that leaves more questions than answers--which frustrates and enthralls me at the same time. The story begins in the middle with little explanation. The reader must piece together the futuristic, apocolyptic world as from the clues strewn throughout the book. A good read, but you will leave it still asking questions!

    24. Escrita cativante, boa acção, ideia bastante original, mas achei que o final merecia mais. Fiquei com aquela sensação de que faltava algo. Merecia uma continuaçãoAinda assim aconselho, sem dúvida.

    25. I first read Storm Thief several years ago and although I could remember what happened, I could not remember whether I enjoyed it or not. One of the main things I did remember about the book was that it smelt funny, and that I liked the cover art, but that was neither here nor there (it no longer smells thankfully). On reading it again I found that I enjoyed the book and that the ending left me eager for more. It was not the sort of book that I normally read (although I’ve read similar genres) [...]

    26. Storm Thief is a weird book with a weird premise that sometimes doesn't make sense unless you squint at it and tilt your head slightly to the left. Even so, Storm Thief is still a fun story (well, relatively speaking, seeing as it's in a super depressing world and all). As a whole, Storm Thief has a very interesting story line about chaos and order. Storm Thief tells about Rail and Moa, two thieves living in their ghetto who make a discovery during a heist that leads them to trying to escape fro [...]

    27. I actually liked this book a lot which I wasnt expecting. I just can't get into adult fantasy but give me a good YA fantasy-adventure and I cant put it down. Maybe my expectations arent so highor maybe these books are never bogged down with dense character lineages or historical back stories or geeky, hard to read character names that way their adult contemporaries are. Either way, I thought it made for a creative and interesting read.

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