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Patrick Ness

Prequel to Chaos Walking Trilogy

Read online or download the free prequel to the Chaos Walking trilogy - The New World.

'In this dramatic prequel to the award-winning Chaos Walking Trilogy, author Patrick Ness gives us a short story of Viola's journey to the New World.' Read reviews of the story at the GoodReads website.

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Chaos Walking Trilogy


About the Trilogy

The movie is coming!!

The Carnegie Medal winning books are set in a dystopian future with humans colonizing a distant earth-like planet. When an infection called the Noise suddenly makes all thought audible, privacy vanishes in an instant. In the ensuing chaos, a corrupt autocrat threatens to take control of the human settlements and wage war with the indigenous alien race, and only young Todd Hewitt holds the key to stopping planet wide-destruction.

"Although these stories are set in a critical time in the future, they speak volumes about what is happening all over the world today, and about the power of young people to challenge the status quo and change the course of our future," said Alli Shearmur, Lionsgate’s President of Motion Picture Production and Development, who will be overseeing the production for the studio, with Senior Vice President of Motion Picture Production Jim Miller.  “We feel privileged to be bringing these powerful and exquisite books to cinematic life."

(Announcement from Lionsgate, quoted in

US screenwriter hired to work on Knife of Never Letting Go movie.

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