Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Book - 2001
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Random House, Inc.
"Sanctaphrax will be destroyed by the energy of the Mother Storm!"

Far out in open sky, a ferocious storm is brewing. In its path is Sanctaphrax — a magnificent city built on a floating rock and tethered to the land by a massive chain.

Only Twig — a young sky pirate captain who has dared to sail over the Edge — has learned of the approaching danger. But his perilous voyage destroys his sky ship, hurling his crew into and beyond the Deepwoods, and robbing Twig of all memory…

The third thrilling title in the The Edge Chronicles, a spectacular fantasy series that is brilliantly illustrated and teeming with gloriously imaginative characters.

Publisher: London : Doubleday : Corgi, 2001, c2000
ISBN: 9780385600897
0385600895
9780552546751
0552546755
9780552551830
055255183X
Characteristics: 367 p. : ill ; 22 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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May 03, 2013

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Clayton Cheever Jan 03, 2011

Clayton Cheever thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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