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The Edge Chronicles 5: Stormchaser: Second Book of Twig Paperback – 6 Jul 2006

4.8 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens; New Ed edition (6 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552554235
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552554237
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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"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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By A Customer on 20 Aug. 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is great, it is a must buy for those people who liked first one.
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.
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This book is another great instalment in Twig Saga.

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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I have read Beyond the Deepwoods and I thought there would be no other book like it, but then I found the second book of the Twig Series and thought that it was even better. I can't wait until I buy the next book of the Twig Series, I am really looking forward to it. I recommend this to children aged 9 to 13. Any person aged 9 to 13 should go out to the shop and buy it. I myself am going to go out and buy the next Edge Chronicle book of the Twig Series which is called Midnight over Sanctaphrax as soon as I have saved enough pocket money.
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Stormchaser was a awsome book, and the plot was fantastic. Unlike the others you new the basic plot at the start, (but not all the details). However, I felt there were a little to many deaths, and that spoiled it a bit.
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What does DRM imply for me personally?
When you buy an e-book with DRM you don't really own it but have purchased the permission to use it in a manner dictated to you by the seller. DRM limits what you can do with e-books you have "bought". Often people who buy books with DRM are unaware of the extent of these restrictions. These restrictions prevent you from reformating the e-book to your liking, including making stylistic changes like adjusting the font sizes, although there is software that empowers you to do such things for non DRM books. People are often surprised that an e-book they have bought in a particular format cannot be converted to another format if the e-book has DRM. So if you have an Amazon Kindle and buy a book sold by Barnes and Nobles, you should know that if that e-book has DRM you will not be able to read it on your Kindle. Notice that I am talking about a book you buy, not steal or pirate but BUY.
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Although I prefer the original covers of the Edge Chronicle books, the actual content is brilliant - for kids and adults (sometimes more so adults than kids). It can be read by all ages and doesn't necessarily have to be read in any order - each book can be read on its own, although, if you choose to do this, you will miss out on other great books.

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.
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By A Customer on 25 Jan. 2004
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Stormchaser is totally and utterly brilliant ( as all of The Edge Chronicles are!) I am a huge fan of these books!!! Stormchaser is so imaginative and inspiring with absolutely brilliant illustrations to go with it! The Edge Chronicles are so good, I think they ought to be made into films! Keep writing, Paul Stewart, keep writing!
Look out J.K Rowling, you are about to be dethroned!!!
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I absolutely loved the first book of twig ab did find this one a bit hard to get into at first , however i liked the illustrations and new characters an look forward to seeing th new crew members in the next book,my favourite part was in the mire when twig and stone pilot were fixing the wind cutter !good read
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