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Midnight Over Sanctaphrax: The Edge Chronicles #03by Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart
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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, Stewarts descriptions are brilliant; Riddells line drawings are exquisitely detailed and notably grotesque. . . . Altogether this series is so exceptional that if I had any chance of collecting, Id bet good money on it still being in print a century from now. . . . Whens the next book coming?”—Interzone
“Fabulously illustrated. . . .”—The Sunday Times
“Richly inventive. . . .”—Literary Review
"In the Tolkien/Pratchett tradition, fabulously illustrated and written with more than usual elegance." The Sunday Times (U.K.)
"[C]ombines skilfully paced narrative with global issues such as slavery and environmental destruction. Lots of surprising plot developments...full of everything." The Independent (U.K.)
Twig, a young sky pirate captain, is the only one who can save the floating city of Sanctaphrax from the Mother Storm.
About the Author
Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including Something Else by Kathryn Cave (Viking), which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Prize and won the Unesco Award. The Swan's Stories by Brian Alderson (Walker) was shortlisted for the 1997 Kurt Maschler Award.
Paul Stewart is a well-established author of books for young readers — everything from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. Several of his books are published by Transworld, including The Wakening, which was selected as Pick of the Year by the Federation of Children's Book Groups.
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