The Edge Chronicles 2: The Winter Knights

The Edge Chronicles 2: The Winter Knights : Second Book of Quint

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In the great floating city of Sanctaphrax, blizzards howl through the streets as the Edgeworld descends into an endless winter. Quint, the son of a sky pirate, has just begun his training at the Knights Academy - training that involves heading out over the Edge on tethers to develop his flying skills. But when Quint breaks the rules and head out to Open Sky on his own, he runs into the great sky leviathan known as a cloud-eater, and must use all his skill and ingenuity if catastrophe is not to strike the Edgeworld...show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 124.5 x 195.6 x 27.9mm | 294.84g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552551260
  • 9780552551267
  • 183,659

About Paul Stewart

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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"Stunningly original" Guardian "Fabulously illustrated" The Sunday Times "Packed with action and adventure. There is a touch of the Lewis Carrolls to its authors' enthusiastic and uninhibited inventiveness and to the illustrations" Starburst "This series is so exceptional ... I'd bet good money on it still being in print a century from now" Interzone "Paul Stewart has created a world which in many ways is not unlike our own ... both fascinating and thought provoking ... a story which cannot be set aside once it has begun" Through the Looking Glass 20060801show more

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"Packed with action and adventure. There is a touch of the Lewis Carrolls to its authors' enthusiastic and uninhibited inventiveness and to the illustrations"show more

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Take your imagination to THE EDGE! High above the Edge, on the floating rock of Sanctaphrax, is the famed Knight's Academy. Quint, the son of a sky pirate, is a new student there, struggling to survive rivalries and plots in a city that is slowly becoming gripped by the intense cold of a never-ending winter. Chilled to its core, the buoyant rock upon which Sanctaphrax is built begins to strain against its tether - to try and break free. As ice blizzards howl through the turrets of the great city, ancient feuds threaten to tear Sanctaphrax apart. What can one young squire of the Knights Academy do to avert disaster? On his own, nothing. But with the help of a band of loyal friends... Over 1MILLION COPIES sold! 'Your books are awesome' Matthew, 12 'They're the best!!' Zaffie, 15show more

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