The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader

The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader : Third Book of Rook

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Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, Rook Barkwater and his colleagues - the librarian knights, Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends - must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd - not to mention some goblins with plans of their own- A dramatic and exciting conclusion to the Rook Barkwater sequence that takes the reader on a thrilling journey across the Edgeworld.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 30mm | 322.05g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0552554286
  • 9780552554282
  • 319,049

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"Entertaining fantasy at its finest" TES "An exciting story with a big battle at the end and great illustrations" Irish Independent "Paul Stewart has woven an incredible story full of intricate details, larger then life characters, and extraordinary adventures ... Chris Riddell has once again created detailed, sometimes disturbing, and always entertaining artwork which can be found throughout the book" Through the Looking Glass "The eagerly awaited conclusion to the Rook Barkwater stories ... The Edge Chronicles go from strength to strength" Junior News and Mailshow 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

Review Text

"The eagerly awaited conclusion to the Rook Barkwater stories . . . The Edge Chronicles go from strength to strength"show more

Back cover copy

Take your imagination to THE EDGE! Undertown is destroyed! Gnokgoblins, waifs and cloddertrogs huddle by the ruins, preparing for a mass exodus to a new home in the Free Glades. Rook Barkwater, a young librarian knight, knows the journey will be full of peril. Dangers are everywhere - vengeful shrykes, wild muglumps and poisonous blow-holes, while in the Goblin Nations, the tribes are massing for war. Can Rook and his friends withstand the onslaught and preserve freedom in the Edgeworld? Over 1 MILLION COPIES sold! 'Magnificent . . . I only wish they could go on for ever' Michael, 13 'I adore the Edge Chronicles books' Pippa, 11show more

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