Chaos Walking is a series of young adult dystopia novels written by award-winning novelist Patrick Ness. “The Noise is a man unfiltered, and without a filter, a man is just chaos walking.” From this, the title of the trilogy was derived.
The books are centred around a Prentisstown boy, Todd Hewitt, and companion Viola Eade, with the first volume beginning a month before Todd’s thirteenth birthday. The story follows his journey through New World, where he searches for answers and opposes the plans of Prentisstown’s Mayor, Mayor Prentiss.
The first novel was narrated entirely by Todd. The second has been told through the viewpoints of both Todd and Viola and the third book has been told through the viewpoints of Todd, Viola and 1017 (The Return and later, The Sky).