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Preview — The Curse of the Gloamglozer by Paul Stewart
The Curse of the Gloamglozer (The Edge Chronicles #4)
Quint is the son of a sky pirate captain. He arrives in Sanctaphrax at the request of Linius Pallitax, the Most High ...more
This story has a lot of really cool things in it such as glass creatures (Tweezle), Gloamglozers (demon shape-shifters), Professors, Sky P ...more
I adore this series so much, and this one along with Stormchaser may be my favorites of the bunch! I adore how whimsical, dark, beautiful, and haunting this series is. I also think the series has one of the most unique worlds ever! I love it! I particularly enjoyed the way this book subtly discusses mankind's tendency and wish to play god for lack of better word. I think the way it discusses science's capabilities and drawbacks and moral code in such an interesting way. I a ...more
The writing is fantastic and the illustrations even more so. This book is utterly awesome, and good for all ages.
When reading review I was confused when people where saying this is the fourth book in the series. This is untrue, If you look in the books it will give you this order:
The Curse Of The Gloamglozer
The Winter Knights
I entered the competition hoping to win a copy for my fourteen year old brother as it sounded exactly like something he would enjoying reading, it definitely looked like his kind of book.
So when I received my copy (thank you!) I gave it straight to my brother and he started reading it.
He said that he absolutely loved reading it and would give it more than 5 stars if he could.
It's like Terry Pratchett without the actual satire. Which means its funny and engaging, but quite definitely no wheels within its wheels and ...more
This is a divided Sanctaphrax, with Sky-scholars in control and Earth-scholars in disregard. The Most High Academe, Linius, desires peace and cooperation between the factions, which makes him unpopular. Whispers, lies, plotting and intrigue fill every corner in the city.
Quint isn't happy about being left in the ...more
This book is obviously aimed at younger readers, although the plot was complex enoug ...more
What elevates this “chronicle” above mere world building is Mr. Stewart’s equally adept storytelling capabilities. Alchemy, study, adventure, academics, et al., are jus ...more
This world has one of the most usual yet detailed world-building I've ever come across. Unusual as in Lewis Carroll's worlds or Salman Rushdie's super-artsy-fantasy-story (like this or this) level of unusual, but unlike those books, the "Edge world" is much less arbitrary. Despite the whimsical nature of the world, it is clearly thought out, as clearly establish ...more
(This review may contain spoilers).
This was quite an enjoyable fantasy book with well-written, interesting characters.
I liked the world created in this book. I also really liked Quint's character - though I wasn't too keen on Maris. She wasn't very likable for a lot of the book - and I didn't quite trust her change of heart when it came to Quint.
I really liked the illustrations in the book. I did think that the story was ...more
Finally, I searched online for answers. Apparently, out of the nine Edge books, only three are about Twig, and then three are about Twig's father and the other th ...more
Of course, that is just one of many narrative threads in the novel, as it is full ...more
Seldom does one come across an imagined world so fully formed as the one portrayed in The Edge Chronicles! This first book in the Chronicles introduces the reader to the magnificent floating city of Sanctaphrax – a place where the study of the sky and weather are of the utmost importance – and its quirky inhabitants. But the most learned and respected professor of them all – the Most High Academe – is about to take science too far in his quest for knowledge, and it is up ...more
I definately cannot wait to see what happens in these books.
This book didn't have as disturbing things happen to the characters. Which wa ...more
He was thoroughly impressed by this book and spoke about how intriguing and the gripping the plot was in the beginning. He enjoyed getting to know the characters and found the protagonist and companion characters to be very interesting and easy to empathise with.
On the other hand, the story line was said to have broken down slightly as the novel progressed; it was not major, merely s ...more
Definitely recommend for ages 10+
This is a story of earlier ...more
In the floating city of Sanctaphrax, fusty old professors scheme and bicker with each other as they study the weather in minute detail—mistsifting, fogprobing, researching the air blowing in from beyond the Edge. But some experiments are best left alone. . . .
Quint is the son of a sky pirate captain. He arrives in Sanctaphrax at the request of Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, who needs an apprentice he can trust to carry out a series of highly important tasks. Just how important, Quint
It's helpful to know that the Edge Chronicles is really three trilogies, plus a handful of standalo ...more
From Wikipedia: Paul Stewart (writer). (2008, September 18). In Wiki ...more