Vox

Vox

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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.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0552548499
  • 9780552548496
  • 1,381,260

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Praise for The Edge Chonicles: "For children who've read the Harry Potter books and want another world to explore." -- "Mail on Sunday""Stunningly original." -- "Sunday Times""More than a read: it kidnaps and transports the reader." -- "The School Librarian""From the Hardcover edition." Praise for The Edge Chonicles: " For children who've read the Harry Potter books and want another world to explore." -- "Mail on Sunday" " Stunningly original." -- "Sunday Times" " More than a read: it kidnaps and transports the reader." -- "The School Librarian" "From the Hardcover edition."show more

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

Back cover copy

'I can see you all,' Vox murmered gleefully. 'There is nowhere to hide...' 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. A magnificently inventive tale of menace and adventure, Vox is full of exquisite illustrations that bring to life the world of the edge at a time of great peril. 'Appeals equally to boys and girls...stunningly detailed comic fantasy illustrations' Times Educational Supplement 'Richly inventive...one of the most exciting collaborations between a writer and an illustrator for a long time' Literary Reviewshow more

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3,342 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (1,252)
3 21% (702)
2 3% (105)
1 0% (15)
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