An ‘Immortaly’ Good Book

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Take off on a journey filled with creatures from the edge and enter the third age of flight in the last book of the Edge Chronicles.

Take off on a journey filled with creatures from the edge and enter the third age of flight in the last book of the Edge Chronicles. Nate Quarter is a lowly lamp lighter in the phraxmines in the third age of flight, until disaster strikes and he is forced to flee. Traveling to the Free Glades aboard a phraxbarge (a flying vessel powered by phrax crystals), with Nate's friend Slip the scuttler; their journey takes them to Copperwood. In Copperwood, Nate and Slip are hired as a lamp lighter and his apprentice at Glemlop and Drew's Stiltshop. After an incident with thousandsticks (an extremely complicated game involving strategy and force), Nate, Slip, and his new friends, Weelum the banderbear, Eudoxia Prade, Captain Squall Razortooth, and the Professor, are required to flee to save their lives.

 

Once again the friends start a new life in the city of Hive, where violence is the first resort. With help from the Archivists Klug Junkers and Togtuft Hegg, the friends are able to rescue Eudoxia's father. Then Nate and Eudoxia are sent to war. Eudoxia is severely injured and Nate takes the risk of his life to save her in the treacherous city of Riverrise. The final rescue saves the Professor's brother, Ifflix. Through out their journey, Nate and his many friends restore right to the Edge.

 

I really enjoyed this book because it was well-written, providing lots of details and action that kept me turning the page. This book has a lot of detailed illustrations which enhanced the descriptions. The characters were very life-like, each with a long history and future. This book has three parts; Great Glade, Hive, and Riverrise, named after the city Nate is in, and each with a map of the city.

 

Don't let the size of this book scare you off! I would recommend this book to any one who enjoyed other Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell books, and Edge Chronicle fans. Other books by these authors are the Far Flung Adventures series, the Barnaby Grimes series, and the book Muddle Earth. You can find more about the Edge Chronicles at www.edgechronicles.com

 

Title: The Immortals

Author: Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Illustrator: Chris Riddell

Publisher: David Flicking Books

Number of Pages: 669