The Edge Chronicles 1: The Curse of the Gloamglozer
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The Edge Chronicles 1: The Curse of the Gloamglozer : First Book of Quint

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Fourteen-year-old Quint Verginix is the only remaining son of famous sky-pirate Wind Jackal. He and his father have journeyed to the city of Sanctaphrax - a great floating rock, bound to the ground below by a chain, its inhabitants living with their heads literally in the clouds. But the city hides a dangerous secret: deep inside the great rock, something horrible lurks. With his father away, Quint may be the only one who can save Sanctaphrax from the dreaded curse of the gloamglozer . . . The Curse of the Gloamglozer is the first book of the Quint Saga - first trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 30mm | 320g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0552569623
  • 9780552569620
  • 118,521

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"Wondrously inventive... A new variety of characters, beings, classic-like names and gravity-defying geography once again feeds detail and delight to an ever-increasingly ever-eager-for-the-next readership" * School Librarian * "Stunningly original" * Guardian on THE EDGE CHRONICLES * "For children who've read the Harry Potter books and want another world to explore" * Mail on Sunday on THE EDGE CHRONICLES *show more

About Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart (Author) Paul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers - everything from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. Together with Chris Riddell, he is co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, which has sold over three million books and is now available in over thirty languages. They are also co-creators of the Far-Flung Adventure series, which includes Fergus Crane, Gold Smarties Prize Winner, Corby Flood and Hugo Pepper, Silver Nestle Prize Winners, and the Barnaby Grimes Series. Chris Riddell (Author) Chris Riddell is an acclaimed artist of children's books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. Amongst other titles, Chris illustrates the Ottoline young fiction series and the Goth Girl series, as well as working closely with Paul Stewart on the Edge Chronicles and Wyrmeweald. He has won many awards for his work, including the Nestle Gold Award, the UNESCO Award for Something Else and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals.show more

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"For children who've read the Harry Potter books and want another world to explore"show more

Back cover copy

Welcome to a world like no other. Welcome to the Edge. Built high atop a floating rock, the great city of Sanctaphrax is bound to the ground below by a chain, its inhabitants living with their heads literally in the clouds. But the city hides a dangerous secret: deep inside the great rock, something horrible is lurking. Quint, the son of a legendary sky pirate captain, may now be the only one who can save the Edge from the curse of the gloamglozer . . . The first book of the Quint Saga, part of the Edge Chronicles.show more

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