The Last of the Sky Pirates (The Edge Chronicles: Rook Saga #1)

Author(s): Paul Stewart

Young Adult (Age 13+)

Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer-chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight - one of those sent out to explore the mysteries of their world. Somewhere out there lie the secrets of the past - including the lost floating city of Sanctaphrax - and, maybe, hope for a future free from the fear of tyranny. When his chance comes, Rook grabs it! Breaking all the rules, he sets out on a journey to the Free Glades and beyond. His luck and determination lead him from one peril to another until, buried in the heart of the Deepwoods, Rook encounters a mysterious character - the last sky pirate - and is thrust into a bold adventure that dares to challenge the might of the dread Guardians of the Night.


Product Information

The first book of the Rook Saga, part of the bestselling Edge Chronicles

"Once again the creation of the vast population of creatures and characters in skilful words and pictures is stupendous. The fact that the drawings are so full and detailed simply confirms the reality of this fantasy world for fans...surely in years to come new fantasy creations will be compared with Tolkien, Pratchett and Stewart/Riddell" School Librarian "Exuberant fantasy" Bookseller "This extraordinary tale sweeps the reader up into the world of Edge...Paul Stewart has once again crafted a book which cannot be put down once it is started, a book which excites, terrifies and enthrals the reader." Through the Looking Glass

Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell are the creators of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles, which have sold over two million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Their other collaborations include the Barnaby Grimes series and the Far Flung Adventures, the first of which, Fergus Crane, won the 2004 Gold Smarties Prize.

General Fields

  • : 9780552569699
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : Corgi Childrens
  • : June 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Stewart
  • : Paperback
  • : NE
  • : 512
  • : illustrations