Author(s): Paul Stewart
High in the crumbling Palace of Statues, oily Vox Verlix - nominally the Most High Academe but no more than a prisoner in reality - is brewing a terrible plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, leaving him free to take over once again. Rook Barkwater, a young librarian knight, stumbles upon the truth when he is taken captive and forced to work for Rook. But can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian colleagues? This is adramatic and menacing new adventure, illustrated throughout with marvellously imaginative black and white illustrations.
The second book of the Rook Saga, part of the bestselling Edge Chronicles
"Go over the edge with the latest paperback in Paul and Chris' superbly popular fantasy series." The Sunday Times "A real must-have book . . amazingly inventive, full of menace and adventure." Walthamstow Guardian "Powerful imaginations and creative minds have invented this world and filled it with extraordinary characters, and Riddell's intricate line drawings add to its wonder." Bookseller "Superlative ...the continuing inventiveness is breathtaking" School Librarian
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.