The Edge Chronicles 5: Stormchaser: Second Book of Twig Paperback – 6 Jul 2006
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This second book of The Edge Chronicles tells a new, self-contained story independent of, although rooted in, the exuberant fantasy bestiary and travelogue of Beyond the Deepwoods.
Young hero Twig is now reunited with his sky-pirate father as the lowliest crew-member of the flying sailship Stormchaser. In the fanciful physics operating at the edge of the world some stones can defy gravity, like the flight-rock that lifts Stormchaser. Thus the academic community of Sanctaphrax is built on a floating mountain chained to the ground of Undertown below.
Thanks to a tortuous history of corruption in high places the demand for chain-manufacture is forever increasing, leading to massive industrial pollution--because Sanctaphrax's precious, magically superheavy "stormphrax" ballast is gradually being stolen for alchemical use, and Stormchaser undertakes the dangerous mission to find new supplies at the deadly core of a Great Storm. But nothing, absolutely nothing, works out as expected in this madly twisting plot.
Twig's companions are beset by spies, traitors, memorable villains and the living dead and there are perhaps more deaths than might be expected in a "children's" novel, but Stewart's compulsive storytelling, perfectly complemented by Riddell's fine-lined illustrations, makes it all goodstuff. --David Langford --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
"Chris Riddell's superb illustrations are part and parcel of Paul Stewart's excellent fantasy series, The Edge Chronicles. The second, Stormchaser, is as action-packed as its predecessor" (Guardian)
"For children who've read the Harry Potter books and want another world to explore . . . Fantasy and adventure and wonderful line drawings" (Mail on Sunday)
"The structure of the plot is as delicately poised as a sky-floating rock and the exuberant detail gives constant delight. This is more than a read; it kidnaps and transports the reader" (The School Librarian)
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This book is the continuation of Beyond the Deepwoods and tells the story of young boy named Twig who has finally found a place that he fits in. You will find this book so good that it will suck you out of this world and transport you to the world where Twig lives namingly the Edge. In this book you will find adventure,death and a story line that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Though this story would not have had that finishing touch if Chris Riddell had not portrayed the book so well with his imaginative drawings that look exactly the way you would picture it. The pictures and storyline complient each other so well that I am confident enough to say that I shall read this book a few times through.
This book has done it again and think twig has started to grow up and develop a little more in this book.
Although I loved this book and thought the characters were great I think the first book in The Twig Saga was a little better. Only because It was a little quirkier and think that this one was a little darker I guess.
Although I thought this one was less quirky than the first in the trilogy, I still loved the book and gave it 5 stars.
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The the second book in the Twig trilogy and follows him as he goes 'storm chasing' for the fate of Sanctaphrax counts on it. As not to reveal too much I'll leave it at that - besides you can read it for yourself.
Look out J.K Rowling, you are about to be dethroned!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this for my 10 year old grandson who absolutely loves these books. He is forever reading now and says the stories are fantastic. A very good purchase. Highly recommendedPublished 8 months ago by Cherryblossom
This book is the 5 of the edge chronicles and the follow up of beyond the developed I personally enjoyed every page.Published on 30 Mar. 2014 by looks good
one more to get to make the full set, then its a megger read, but have enjoyed what Ihave read so farPublished on 13 May 2013 by Donna Mills
It is awesome. A good story, action, adventure. What more could you want? I'd give it 4.5 stars. Good book.Published on 1 Jan. 2013 by daniel wells
A lovely story - great for young teens or those with imagination, lovely to get lost in a new worldPublished on 18 Dec. 2012 by Sally Goddard