Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax : The Edge Chronicles Re-issue

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SANCTAPHRAX WILL BE DESTROYED BY THE ENERGY OF THE MOTHER STORM ...' Far over the Edge, the Mother Storm is brewing - a storm more terrifying than any seen in the lifetime of any Edgelander. Sweeping in from the open sky, it must strike the source of the Edgewater River to bring new energy to the land. But in its way is Sanctaphrax - a magnificent city built on a floating rock and tethered to the land by a massive chain...Only one person can save the Edgelands from certain disaster: Twig, the young sky pirate captain who had dared to sail over the Edge - but returned with his memory shattered and his crew flung far and wide. But to recover his memory and take action, Twig must first find his lost crew. And this means a journey back into the Deepwoods - and beyond ...show more

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  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 28mm | 199.58g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
  • 0552554243
  • 9780552554244
  • 196,353

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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"Combines skilfully paced narrative with global issues such as slavery and environmental destruction. Lots of surprising plot developments ... Full of everything" Independent "Stunningly original" Guardian "Each book in the series has grown swifter, tenser and more tightly written" The New York Times "Richly inventive" Literary Review "Fabulously illustrated" The Sunday Timesshow more

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Take your imagination to THE EDGE! Far out in open sky, a ferocious storm is brewing. In its path is Sanctaphrax - a magnificent city built on a floating rock and tethered to the land by a massive chain. Only Twig - a young sky pirate captain who has dared to sail over the Edge - has learned of the approaching danger. But his perilous voyage destroys his sky ship, hurling his crew into and beyond the Deepwoods, and robbing Twig of all memory... Over 1 MILLION COPIES sold! 'The Edge Chronicles are the best books ever' Frank, 11 'Please, please, please write more' Sophie, 13show more

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