This fourth book in the Edge Chronicles series is actually chronologically the first, and although long and sometimes complicated, it is the most exciting to date.
Having met Twig in the first book, we are now whisked back in time to when his parents first meet, and although the wrong sparks fly at first, the strength of their characters draws them together as they face the most terrible threat to Sanctaphrax.
Packed with intrigue, treachery, adventure, courage and emotion, the story revolves around the distracted Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe of Sanctaphrax, his brave apprentice Quint, son of a sky pirate captain, and Maris, his neglected daughter.
Quint and Maris must brave the mysteries and horrors of the stonecomb that lies deep within the floating rock, to discover the terrible secret that Linius has been harboring. With each visit, the Most High Academe has been growing weaker, and there are terrible secrets hidden within the ever-changing tunnels.
While it is not necessary to have read the first three books, a little background is always helpful, and I would recommend reading at least book one before this one.
A little stretched out in places, brilliant in others, the stage is now set for an incredible book five.
Amanda Richards, April 17, 2005
- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: CORGI CHILDREN; 1 edition (1 October 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0552569623
- ISBN-13: 978-0552569620
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.7 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
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- #9870 in Fantasy & Magic for Children