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10 thoughts on “Storm Thief

  1. says:

    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 art to the interesting summary printed on its inside flap this book completely shocked me and blew me away It s taking the life of a thief to a whole new level, because it s a world of chaos FAN TAS TIC chaos I swear It s like nothing I ve ever read before The way that Chris Wooding describes this city he set the story in is amazing You almost never hear descriptions like that The entire design is unique and original You can tell this man has a clear picture in his mind of what these buildings look like, of the webbing streets that connect one craved district to another brimming with corruption GOD, it s refreshing Everything about it is new and pulls you in Even the characters Oh God, the CHARACTERS We have a boy named Rail and a girl named Moa, and NEITHER of them are love struck dumbasses THANK GOD It s about TIME Not only that They re SMART My GOD are they smart I wanted to KISS them every time the ...


  2. says:

    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 Wooding s eloquent descriptions of people, places, and things Otherwise, it feels like Wooding is sort of going through the motions It s as if he got this cool idea for this isolated dystopian city, forgotten by the world, powered by something called a Chaos Engine, which unleashes random probability storms from a place called the Fulcrum, all of it created by long dead mysterious ancestors called the Faded Yeah, see The premise is cool yet, I could never feel anything for the characters They were all, villains and heroes alike, self absorbed, whin...


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    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 breathe without assistance Rail is a thief, partners with Moa On a particularly dangerous job, they find a piece of Fade Science, ancient technology of the sufficiently advanced to be indistinguishable from magic variety This propells them on an adventure that has them confronting a golem, named Vago and perhaps the most sympathetic character, and eventually confronting the Chaos Engine itself.So here s a book that s written fairly well, and that kept me reading throughout So why the three stars Something just wasn t working for me as I read it, and I eventually realized that it was multiple minor issues that ...


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    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 golem started off interesting but he was very much the golem who wonders about the mystery of his origins and when that mystery is solved, it s not all that interesting or unusual.I feel like most of this book was like that interesting but ultimately not unusual The probability storms as a premise is amazing and awesome, but the story actually doesn t really feature them at all I think there was maybe one storm during the actual book during which nothing important changed The storms are regular things, mind you, but the book takes place in such an apparently short span of time taht we don t really see much of them, though we do see and hear frequently about the effects Since I was expecti...


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    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, or changing themselves somehow These changes are made by phenomena called probability storms and no one ever knows when they will strike again The society in this city is very divided, with the rich being rich, well fed, allowed to education, health services, and jobs and the poor being very poor, weak, denied of most things basic and thrown into ghettoes They are ruled by the Protectorate which obviously does nothing to protect the ones who need the most.The story begins with a description of something we don t immediately understand and then we jump right next to Rail and Moa, who are doing one of their many thieving jobs Then they sort of stumble on a strange artefact and basically the adventure begins To keep them company, and protect t...


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    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 .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 fast pair, making their money thieving.A job gone bad forces them to flee their home On their way back to the hidden city from which Moa first came, they stumble upon the golem Vago, who helps them on their way, but eventually escapes, seeking to learn the truth of his own identity A journey that will lead him, and therefore the others, straight into the arms of the Protectorate, the rulers of Orokos, whose chief of Secret Police has a dream of his own To find and destroy the...


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    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 between rich and poor, fighting a never ending war against an unknowable enemy and eeking always closer to complete chaos Literally For in Orokos, there are Probability Storms Kind of like one of those summer thunderstorms when the light turns yellow as the clouds become black and it feels like the very air is changing aroun...


  8. says:

    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 thing I think for younger readers.Some of the characterizations are a bit, what, overblown obvious to the adult reader but younger readers will likely find them fresh enou...


  9. says:

    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 k...


  10. says:

    N o sabia nada sobre este livro quando o adquiri A sinopse bastante interessante e reveladora e eu interessei me pelo que nela est escrito O t tulo tamb m bastante sugestivo Comecei por achar a hist ria boa, mas n o muito expetacular Um escrita agrad vel, fluente descri es boas e personagens boas mas nada que pudesse dizer Maravilha Aqui est um mundo arrebatador N o posso esperar que todos os livros me fa am pensar assim, como bvio Mas aos poucos fui ficando mais apegada hist ria e ao desenrolar dos acontecimentos at que, na reta final, fiquei absolutamente contente com o facto de estar a ler o livro , de facto, um livro muito bom, com um desenlace que reflete toda a obra, todo o seu teor e alma um bom final para a hist ria, e o que acontece at l muito bom A parte final muito, muito boa e foi isso que me fez dar quatro estrelas a este livro.Fazendo um pequeno resumo O Ladr o da Tempestade conta a hist ria de Rail e Moa, dois adolescentes dum gueto da cidade de Orokos, uma cidade fortificada, no meio do oceano uma ilha Os habitantes de Orokos vivem uma vida sossegada e tranquila que s afrontada aquando das tempestades de probabilidades Aquando dessas tempestades, a cidade modificada, h sempre mudan a Pessoas mudam de figura, alteram se, podem ficar doentes, podem ficar saud veis, podem ir parar a outro ponto qualquer da cidade os cursos do rio alteram se, as casas e os locais Tudo pode mud...


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