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In his continuing adventures, Twig, now sixteen years old, joins the crew of his father's sky pirate ship and embarks on a dangerous mission to collect the powerful stromphrax, a substance that purifies water and also prevents the city of Sanctaphrax from floating away.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : David Fickling Books, 2004.
ISBN: 9780385750707
Characteristics: 384 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Riddell, Chris


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Sep 20, 2017

I'm only two books into the series but already both go on my favourites list. If you like the movies Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Black Cauldron, Willow, and most Terry Gilliam movies, and you found the mention of Lightning Pirates in Gaimen's Stardust lacking, you will LOVE this series. The first one is an origin tale, this one is where the action really starts. NOTE: this is the second in the series if you read them in order they were published.

Apr 21, 2017

Cool beans

FindingJane Jan 11, 2015

This installment in the Edge Chronicles contains elements that will endear it to anyone who has stuck with this series. Among other familiar characters, it sees the return of the covetous, avaricious and power-hungry Vilnix Pompolnius (who first appeared in “The Winter Knights”), seemingly secure in his position as Most High Academe of Sanctaphrax. However, the jockeying for power takes place all over Edge World; this is no place for the weak or faint hearted and no one is safe from being ousted from his position.

It’s danger on and above ground as Twig, reunited with this father Captain Cloud Wolf, must learn to deal with treacherous shipmates, perilous storms and the mysterious Twilight Woods from which no one has ever returned. The previous book “Beyond the Deepwoods” saw Twig propelled out of his comfort zone. In this one, we see how even his position as Cloud Wolf’s son doesn’t make matters any easier for him. Twig’s journey towards self sufficiency and adulthood is utterly compelling. He has to make terrible errors, lightning-fast decisions and hard choices; all of these are credible markers of someone forced to grow into adulthood.

Reunions, departures, death, misery, cruelty, heroism, sympathy and hope resound within these pages. While romance is still entirely absent, the inclusion of all the rest continues to make for page-turning excitement.

May 03, 2013

Very Good! I love the pictures and writing! Man, this can get violent for a kid's book!

Nov 04, 2012

I liked this one too (love all of the Edge Chronicles). But my my, did Quint ever change. Where did he get that facial hair from? Was not expecting that.

Aug 26, 2011

I'm enjoying the edge chronicles immensely. I enjoyed Stormchaser more than Beyond the Deepwoods because it was less jumpy and didn't rush from plot point to plot point. My heart goes out too the poor Banderbears.

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