The Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates: First Book of Rook (The Edge Chronicles: Rook Trilogy #1)
Paul Stewart writes, and Chris Riddell draws, a fantastical world. Names are redundant, reminiscent, or whimsical: leadwood, ironwood; woodbee, woodmoth, woodpear, woodmidge, woodcat, woodfowl, woodhog, woodwolf, woodtroll; lullabee wood; pi ...more
This is the first book of the Rook trilogy, which in my opinion, is the best of the three trilogies.
First a bit of background.
The great floating rock called Sanctaphrax is long gone. It has, however, been replaced with another giant rock, and a new city has been built on top of it, called New Sanctaphrax. However, the rock is infested with a 'stone sickness', which causes it to slowly crumble, and prevents it from floating. Thus it is slowly sinking toward the earth. Not only that, but the sick ...more
One of the main reasons that I like it so much is the complexity of the world it's set in - particularly with the breadth of life forms. Many fantasy bo ...more
Captain Twig is now a legend--sailed off one day never to return. The sky rocks ar ...more
With the stone sickness killing off all of the sky pirates ships stones, I wondered why the book was named as it was. Yes, ...more
This book is simply packed with Stuff That Happens. I’ve read the series before, so I recognize the fact that Stewart is actually setting a lot of things up (something that is lacking from the first two t ...more
"You have a long and difficult journey ahead of you. Travel in secret and trust no-one."
Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. H dreams of becoming a librarian knight -- one of those sent out 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
This is the first of the third series in The Edge Chronicles. Rook Barkwater, the under-librarian of the Librarian Academics is chosen to become a Librarian Knight and to undertake the dangerous journey to The Deep Woods and write a treatise about the wild life of The Deep Woods. But the journey is harsh as the evil Guardians of the Knight are trying to stop them from uncovering the secrets of The Deep Woods.
I have previously read some of the Quint Trilogies a ...more
Years have passed since we last visited The Edge and it is a far different place now – stone sickness has stopped virtually all flight and the once-great Sanctaphrax is no longer home to scholars and knights. In these dangerous times, the Librarian Knights live hidden lives in the sewers below Undertown and their young librarians must face a hazourdous trek across the Mire, through the bewitching Twighlight Woods and into the heart of the Deepwoods to reach the Free Glade ...more
In The Last of the Sky Pirates, 50 years have passed since The Great Storm replenished Riverrise and Santiphranx was cut loose from its anchor chain. Orphaned at a young age, Rook was raised by the librarians and earth studiers who have taken refuge in the sewers of Undertown. He sets out on a journey to learn how to survive in the Edgewoo ...more
I thought the Edge would be developed and more happy after Twig's heroic actions in the past, but the Edge is as bleak as the Mire. I got sad upon seeing the map once again. Everything is in ruined :(
And then there are no more Sky Pirates because of a Stone sickness! Freaking inanimate flying stones getting sick! Wtf?!
The only thing developed is the Mire. It is walkable now, making trade easier. Downside? It's owned by Shrykes. Sh ...more
L'univers est toujours aussi riche, et les auteurs l'ont renouvelé en changeant la donne : les pierres faisant voler les vaisseaux ne fonctionnent plus, ceux qui permettent le commerce sont les nouveaux maîtres.
Les bibliothécaires se cachent et préservent le savoir, formant des jeunes pour courir le monde et l'étudier. Un de ces étudiants, Rémiz, est le nou ...more
Advisory Ms. Hannah
The Last Of The Sky Pirates by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell is an Edge Chronicle series. This is a fiction book about pirates. Rook had been chosen to be a librarian knight. Rook,Magda,and Stob are librarians knights, they set out on a journey through the Deepwoods, Rook wanted to study about banderbears. In his journey he learned their language, and made friends with them. I like that this book is adventurous.
I would recommend this book to teenagers who ...more
This edition on The Edge did not disappoint. Rook is entirely lovable and I join him in his fascination with banderbears. It was lovely to see Twig again, although imagining him old was very, very hard! I look forward to Rook's next adventure! Five out of five again... I really do love all the pen art nestled within these pages!
Even though ive had a few years break from the last one ive read I have had no pro lem slipping back into the Deepwoods and remembering all that has happened previously.
I just love the detailed illustrations that accompanies the story as it really brings the story to life.
Even though this is aimed for 11+ I think that anyone can enjoy the story after all I'm in my 30's and thoroughly enjoying the whole series so far