The Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates

The Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates : First Book of Rook

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Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer-chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight - one of those sent out to explore the mysteries of their world. Somewhere out there lie the secrets of the past - including the lost floating city of Sanctaphrax - and, maybe, hope for a future free from the fear of tyranny. When his chance comes, Rook grabs it! Breaking all the rules, he sets out on a journey to the Free Glades and beyond. His luck and determination lead him from one peril to another until, buried in the heart of the Deepwoods, Rook encounters a mysterious character - the last sky pirate - and is thrust into a bold adventure that dares to challenge the might of the dread Guardians of the Night.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055255426X
  • 9780552554268
  • 262,034

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"Stupendous. The fact that the drawings are so full and detailed simply confirms the reality of this fantasy world for fans ... Surely in years to come new fantasy creations will be compared with Tolkien, Pratchett and Stewart & Riddell" The School Librarian "This extraordinary tale sweeps the reader up into the world of Edge ... Paul Stewart has once again crafted a book that cannot be put down once it is started, a book which excites, terrifies and enthralls the reader" Through the Looking Glass "Exuberant fantasy" The Booksellershow 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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