The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox : Second Book of Rook

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High in the crumbling Palace of Statues, oily Vox Verlix - nominally the Most High Academe but no more than a prisoner in reality - is brewing a terrible plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, leaving him free to take over once again. Rook Barkwater, a young librarian knight, stumbles upon the truth when he is taken captive and forced to work for Rook. But can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian colleagues-? A dramatic and menacing new adventure, illustrated throughout with marvellously imaginative black and white illustrations.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0552554278
  • 9780552554275
  • 320,636

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"Go over the edge with the latest paperback in Paul and Chris' superbly popular fantasy series" The Sunday Times "A real must-have book ... amazingly inventive, full of menace and adventure" Walthamstow Guardian "Powerful imaginations and creative minds have invented this world and filled it with extraordinary characters, and Riddell's intricate line drawings add to its wonder" The Bookseller "Superlative ... the continuing inventiveness is breathtaking" The School Librarian
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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.
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"Superlative . . . the continuing inventiveness is breathtaking"
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Take your imagination to THE EDGE!

Dark, swirling clouds loom over the Edge. High in the crumbling Palace of the Statues, little more than a prisoner of the all-powerful Guardians of the Night, Vox Verlix watches them. And plots.

Rook Barkwater - a young librarian knight - finds himself embroiled in Vox's evil scheming. He must stop him. If he should fail, the Edgeworld could fall into total chaos . . .


'The most amazing books ever' Ellen, 10

'So interesting and captivating' Calum, 11
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3 21% (702)
2 3% (105)
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