Edge Chronicles 1: The Curse of the Gloamglozer

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

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In the floating city of Sanctaphrax, fusty old professors scheme and bicker with each other as they study the weather in minute detail - mistshifting, fogprobing, researching the air blowing in from beyond the Edge. But some experiments are best left alone...Quint is the son of a sky pirate captain. He arrives in Sanctaphrax at the request of Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, who needs an apprentice he can trust to carry out a series of highly important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about to find out as he and Linius' only daughter, Maris, are plunged into the midst of a terrifying adventure that takes them deep within the rock upon which Sanctaphrax is built.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 281.23g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552554251
  • 9780552554251
  • 240,859

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"Wonderously 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" The School Librarian "Stunningly original" Guardian "For children who've read the Harry Potter books and want another world to explore" Mail on Sundayshow more

About Chris Riddell

Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell are the creators of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles, which have sold over two million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Their other collaborations include the Barnaby Grimes series and the Far Flung Adventures, the first of which, Fergus Crane, won the 2004 Gold Smarties Prize. Paul Stewart is the author of a number of previous titles for children including The Midnight Hand and The Wakening (a Federation of Children's Book Groups Pick of the Year) for the Yearling list. Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. Winner of many prestigious awards including the UNESCO Prize (for Something Else), the Kate Greenaway Medal (in 2001 and 2004 for Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver') and the Gold Nestle Prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, he is also the political cartoonist for the Observer.show more

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Take your imagination to THE EDGE! Quint, son of a sky pirate captain, and new apprentice to Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, has been set some highly important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about to find out as he and Linius's only daughter, Maris, are plunged into a terrifying adventure that takes them deep within the rock upon which Sanctaphrax is built. Here, they unwittingly invoke an ancient curse - the curse of the gloamglozer... Over 1 MILLION COPIES sold! 'Everything about the Edge Chronicles is amazing' Cameron, 13 'I spend as long looking at the pictures as I do reading the book' Zoe, 11show more

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

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