Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

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SANCTAPHRAX WILL BE destroyed by the energy of the Mother Storm. . . .

Far over the Edge, the Mother Storm is brewing—a storm more terrifying than any seen in the lifetime of any Edgelander. Sweeping in from the open sky, it must strike the source of the Edgewater River to bring new energy to the land. But in its way is Sanctaphrax, a magnificent city built on a floating rock and tethered to the land by a massive chain. Only one person can save the Edgelands from certain disaster: Twig, the young sky pirate captain who dared to sail over the Edge—and returned with his memory shattered and his crew flung far and wide. But to recover his memory and take action, Twig must first find his lost crew. And this means a journey back into the Deepwoods, and beyond. . . .

“As before, Stewart’s descriptions are brilliant; Riddell’s line drawings are exquisitely detailed and notably grotesque. . . . Altogether this series is so exceptional that if I had any chance of collecting, I’d bet good money on it still being in print a century from now. . . . When’s the next book coming?”—Interzone

“Fabulously illustrated. . . .”—The Sunday Times

“Richly inventive. . . .”—Literary Review


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Baker & Taylor
Twig, a young sky pirate captain, is the only one who can save the floating city of Sanctaphrax from the Mother Storm, in the latest installment of The Edge Chronicles series.

Baker
& Taylor

Twig, a young sky pirate captain, is the only one who can save the floating city of Sanctaphrax from the Mother Storm.

Publisher: London : Corgi Books, 2001, c2000
ISBN: 9780552551830
055255183X
9780552546751
0552546755
9780385750738
0385750730
9780385750721
0385750722
9780552554244
Characteristics: 367 p. : ill ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Riddell, Chris

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Mealworm
Apr 21, 2017

Cool beans

FindingJane Jan 12, 2015

With each new venture into the Edge world, Mr. Stewart has shown us yet another corner of it. In this one, he takes Twig on a perilous journey to find his lost comrades and to the very source of life itself.

Twig’s travels bring him into intimate contact with the workings of the odious slave trade, which had been mentioned in previous volumes. It’s a practice no decent sky pirate ever indulges—but, as Mr. Stewart shows, good and bad people are found everywhere and nothing is safe or certain. The suddenness of how slavery can descend even on freeborn people is grimly penned.

This is a thrilling adventure story, one packed with familiar and strange faces and creatures. The forging of new ties and the rebuilding of old ones form the basis for each volume. If it seems sometimes that friends and enemies are a little too quickly discarded with each new story, the introductions point out that each book is only one tale of a thousand; it makes sense that individuals get lost in the shuffle of history.

These are, after all, chronicles of the Edge itself. People come and go; the land itself is what endures and Mr. Stewart’s exuberant writing keeps us coming back for more.

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JihadiConservative
May 03, 2013

One of the best in series! Exceptional!

Clayton Cheever Jan 03, 2011

This series can be pretty intense - the author has been known to kill off characters after you've grown attached to them - especially banderbears. I was reading it to my 8-year old as a bed-time story and had to stop - it was just too disturbing.

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JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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