Nate Quarter is a lowly lamplighter in the phraxmines of the Eastern Woods, until treachery forces him to flee for his life to the mighty city of Great Glade.
But these are turbulent times. In far-off Hive, the spectacular city founded by the goblin tribes, the clan leaders are preparing for war. And out beyond the dread Nightwoods, in the fabled gardens of Riverrise, a one-eyed waif jealously guards the life-giving waters of the mystical Riverrise spring. . . .
Swept up in the maelstrom that follows, Nate and a small band of intrepid friends must set off on an epic journey that is to lead them into terrible peril. All the while, from over the Edge cliff itself, a storm unlike any ever seen before, is building. A storm that is to roll across the land, bringing both echoes of the past and promises of a new beginning. . . .
This is the final tale in the Edge Chronicles sequence and it’s a fabulous climax to one of the most original and dramatic fantasy series being written today. Set years in the future, this book is ideal for new readers to discover the series before going back to read the history of Twig, Rook, and Quint.
Illustrated throughout with outstanding inventiveness by Chris Riddell, it will not only enthrall existing fans of the Edge Chronicles but also grip readers new to the series.
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Paul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers, most notably the bestselling Edge Chronicles and the Far-Flung Adventures. He lives in Bristol, England.
Chris Riddell, co-creator of the Edge Chronicles and the Far-Flung Adventures, is an award-winning illustrator and political cartoonist. He lives with his family in Bristol, England.
Nate Quarter and his friends are on an epic quest that leads them to ghosts of heroes past and through a storm that threatens to end the world as they know it. The extensive saga of the Edge Chronicles concludes in this exciting yet weighty tome that ties past plots to the present and still leaves the door ajar for future outings. Multiple story lines eventually join, enriched (again) by Riddell’s line drawings; species and character names remain feats of linguistic acrobatics; and the never-ending action will satisfy returning fans and adventurous new readers. Starting with earlier volumes is helpful but not essential. Grades 5-8. --Cindy Welch
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