I'm only two books into the series but already both go on my favourites list. If you like the movies Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Black Cauldron, Willow, and most Terry Gilliam movies, and you found the mention of Lightning Pirates in Gaimen's Stardust lacking, you will LOVE this series. The first one is an origin tale, this one is where the action really starts. NOTE: this is the second in the series if you read them in order they were published.
This installment in the Edge Chronicles contains elements that will endear it to anyone who has stuck with this series. Among other familiar characters, it sees the return of the covetous, avaricious and power-hungry Vilnix Pompolnius (who first appeared in “The Winter Knights”), seemingly secure in his position as Most High Academe of Sanctaphrax. However, the jockeying for power takes place all over Edge World; this is no place for the weak or faint hearted and no one is safe from being ousted from his position.
It’s danger on and above ground as Twig, reunited with this father Captain Cloud Wolf, must learn to deal with treacherous shipmates, perilous storms and the mysterious Twilight Woods from which no one has ever returned. The previous book “Beyond the Deepwoods” saw Twig propelled out of his comfort zone. In this one, we see how even his position as Cloud Wolf’s son doesn’t make matters any easier for him. Twig’s journey towards self sufficiency and adulthood is utterly compelling. He has to make terrible errors, lightning-fast decisions and hard choices; all of these are credible markers of someone forced to grow into adulthood.
Reunions, departures, death, misery, cruelty, heroism, sympathy and hope resound within these pages. While romance is still entirely absent, the inclusion of all the rest continues to make for page-turning excitement.
Very Good! I love the pictures and writing! Man, this can get violent for a kid's book!
I liked this one too (love all of the Edge Chronicles). But my my, did Quint ever change. Where did he get that facial hair from? Was not expecting that.
I'm enjoying the edge chronicles immensely. I enjoyed Stormchaser more than Beyond the Deepwoods because it was less jumpy and didn't rush from plot point to plot point. My heart goes out too the poor Banderbears.
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