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The Immortals (The Edge Chronicles #10)

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5 CDs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital, stereo

For readers who love fantasy, the most spectacular Edge story yet!

Nate Quarter, a young Lamplighter from the mines of the eastern woods, is propelled on an epic journey of self-discovery that encompasses tournaments, battles, revolutions and a final encounter with the Immortals themselves.

This is the final tale in the Edge Chronicles sequ
Audio CD, 6 pages
Published March 16th 2009 by Doubleday (first published 2009)
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Jul 17, 2011 Meredith rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle
A fantastic end to the series. After being SO disappointed the design was changed (this matters to me, and the look of the book was why I picked up the first one all those many yrs ago in Harvard Bookstore), I was half-hearted to begin... But this turned out to continue the series in true form - great adventures, strong characters of both genders, strong morality (greed bad! Respect the environment!), All the wonderful creatures and fantastic settings. I'm still struck by the quality/range of vo ...more
Jul 27, 2011 Ariel rated it it was amazing
Plot: Were do I even start?! This final book surpassed my expectations. Stewart weaves in pieces from the original nine books, leaving a true fan (such as myself) tearing up at the little mentions of the past stories. The actions keeps you interested all the way until the end, even creating a sort of "false ending" 100 pages until the actual end.

Characters: Nate is a new character, having not been born in any of the previous trilogies. We learn about his life and are swept up into his adventures
Feb 12, 2016 Edward rated it it was amazing
Frakken amazing. This is the Edge Chronicles near it's finest. The characters are fun(The Professor is my favorite), the plot is very interesting, and it HAS SO MUCH TO IT! This book is delves at least a little into nearly every theme I can think of, with some politics, military, action, adventure, and all that stuff we that love the Edge Chronicles for. The advances in technology are a very believable step forward from the previous books. The illustrations are frigging fantastic , and greatly e ...more
Feb 16, 2012 Andrew rated it liked it
It took FOREVER to get interesting. The first two hundred pages are just, well, boring. Otherwise, It was awesome and amazing. I loved that it explained stone sickness. I was starting to wonder if the author would ever tell the reader what caused it. I liked to see Twig, Rook, and Quint back again. It was sad to depart The World of The Edge Chronicles, but the story has to come to an end sometime. But the thing that I liked most about it was how the whole series intertwines with one another, but ...more
Jan 03, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, children-s
The first thing I thought of when I started reading: Hey, it’s steampunk! This reads very much like a steampunk Edge Chronicles; it takes place 500 years after the Rook trilogy and technology has advanced a lot. Of course, it’s not technically steampunk, but it had a steampunk-feel to it. I guess you could call it…phraxpunk?

I loved all the references to the past and to the three trilogies—characters, events, places, etc. I also liked the fact that this could be a stand-alone book; you don’t have
May 17, 2015 Roya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quite-good, favourite
This was simultaneously epic, legendary, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Aside from reading the next book, I'm afraid I can't function momentarily and the rest of this review (my emotions after reading this book) will have to be expressed in GIFs.

Apr 27, 2010 Laurel rated it it was amazing
This turned out to be a great book. I started reading it with very high expectations, and I must say I was a little disappointed at first. It seems to me that in The Edge Chronicles the ending is the best part, and in The Immortals it just took too long to get there. But once you do get to it, the end is so spectacular all the critism is hard to remember.
Oct 28, 2014 Andrea rated it it was amazing
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Aug 19, 2015 Noah D'Aliesio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Immortals by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell was a thrilling book. It had a ton of excitement and adventure in it. The genre is fantasy. The Immortals was the greatest book in all of The Edge Chronicles. I liked the entire book. The best part of the book was when Nate Quarter was at the thousand sticks tournament. When he reached the top of the pole, someone pushed him off. Then, he fell to the ground. Next, Nate and his friends escaped Great Glade, where they lived. After that, he and his fr ...more
Feb 04, 2015 Shannon rated it really liked it
I must say that The Edge Chronicles Series has been one of my favorite ones of all-time to read. The imagination that Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell have is astonishing. They really made this series enjoyable and the illustrations were fantastic. I am sad that this is the last book. Maybe another one about Nate Quarter will appear because I feel like you are left wondering about him in the end. Definitely a series to read.

*Favorite Passage*
'As they rose above the forest canopy, the sweet smell o
Gabe Coe
Dec 16, 2014 Gabe Coe rated it it was amazing
In The Immortals, by Paul Stewart, there is an amazing supply of mythical creatures and beasts. In the book, there is an orphaned boy trying to find his way in the world, with the help of his fantastical friends, as a result, most people probably wouldn't be able to put this book down. There is plenty of action, which helps make this great book even more legendary. There is also plenty of fantasy, which helps the whole book move along nice and smoothly. In conclusion, The Immortals, by Paul Stew ...more
In spite of people attempting to live in great cities, the remembrance of the great skyships looms large in many memories, so much so that this book takes place in what is called the Third Age of Flight.

Mr. Stewart has put great care into building his Edge world. Its many denizens are outlined with exquisite detail both to character and livelihood. Many old faces reappear and new races are introduced. New allies, dangerous enemies and ancient evil and good all add their own touch to this enchan
Mar 20, 2012 Saskia rated it really liked it
Having read and loved the previous books in the Edge Chronicles, I was excited to revisit its world, creatures, and heartfelt themes in The Immortals. But The Immortals surprised me with a new age in the Edge, with new technology, geography, and values that had me nostalgic for the good old days of stormchasing and Undertown, for the times when the Deepwoods were still forbidding and Riverrise was a distant myth. However, this change is one of the things that makes the Edge Chronicles so wonderf ...more
Pamela Kelt
Sep 06, 2013 Pamela Kelt rated it it was amazing
The third age of flight is upon us. Great phraxships ply their trade across the cities of the Deepwood. Young Lamplighter Nate Quarter, more used to mines of the eastern woods, finds himself on a physical and emotional quest, amid battles, rebellions … and the mystic promise of a solution to immortality itself.

Written by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell, The Immortals is the final trilogy of the series, much anticipated by its army of fans. Happily, not only does it deliver the most
Mar 29, 2012 littlecornerofjp rated it really liked it

Book Hoarder here. Sorry for the lack of review. It's been 1 week since my last review and finally here's a new one.
Its the last book for the Edge Chronicles. If you don't know this book then where were you all this time? nah just joking. The Edge Chonicles is very unique story which transcends time and connects the faith of 4 young lads. The Immortals is the last book for the Edge and the story revolves around young Nate Quarter and his adventure on the
Jul 27, 2013 Ben rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
A really good ending to the whole Edge Chronicles series. This is the longest volume in the series, and is probably more like double the length of the previous volumes. This makes it a really satisfying read with plenty of time to introduce new characters, take us to a whole host of new and interesting locations all across the lands and beyond. We meet new races, creatures and plants, and old.

Riddell's artwork remains an excellent accompaniment to the story and brings the world to life, not onl
Feb 22, 2011 Luann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy, 2011
I have loved this series! I'm very sad to finish the tenth and final book. I would love to go back and read them all again from start to finish, one right after the other. If I do, I will enjoy this last book much more a second time through. This first time through it took me a long time to get drawn into the story. Somehow I felt out of step with it. It wasn't what I was expecting, and it just felt overly long. It didn't help that I only had short amounts of reading time, but even when I had so ...more
Having already read the previous books in The Edge Chronicles in their entirety, I already had all the back history before starting out on reading this, the last and most ambitious episode in the saga. Not that it would have mattered if I hadn't - the characters, although with a firm history which is alluded to throughout, are all new and this is set many years after the previous trilogies have ended.

I'm pleased to say that the allusion that this can be read as a stand-alone or as an introductio
Jul 06, 2013 pietastic rated it really liked it
The Edge Chronicles are some of the most imaginative and inventive books I've ever read and for that reason alone will always be among my favourite and most highly recommended books. Though the plots are often simple (possibly a good thing for younger readers) they are full of adventure and fantastic places, characters, and creatures wonderfully illustrated by Chris Riddell.

This book absolutely lives up to the rest in that regard. And it adds a lot to the world of the Edge, giving us a look at h
Mar 21, 2010 Loren is currently reading it
As is often the case with a beloved fantasy series sometimes it hurts to leave. So it is with The Edge Chronicles; a universe both intricate in its histories and vibrant in its illustrations. The authors have long said that this final volume would serve to unite the characters from the three trilogies that came before and end their stories. Seemingly impossible as 'The Immortals' takes place five hundred years after the end of 'Freeglader', but hey - the clue is in the name.

I'll start with its f
Jun 19, 2014 Ian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books-ever
It is so good. It is my favorite series of all time and I have read like twelve series in my life (I might be exxagerating) but I just loved the whole book even boring parts because I'm like to read a LOT and I'm only 9 :) though I loved having all the cast and parts they missed kind of explained in this book. Also I love how the last page the one with the picture added like 3 more books on! But thats my opinion
Hallie O'malley
Apr 10, 2015 Hallie O'malley rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome!!!!!!!!!! An epic way to end The Edge Chronicles! There were so many ideas and things from all of the previous books that I kept on remembering things and saying,"oh yeah!" All of those ideas were all mixed into one book and it was amazing! Anyone looking for a good adventure should read this series!
Jul 18, 2011 Erica rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I really do love this whole series and I am sad that this will be the final book. I was surprised how long this book is in comparison to the other books in the series (it's about three times as long). I loved how everything from all the books came together in this final book. It was a little bit of a slow start, but it picked up and I got engrossed in the story and characters. I love Chris Riddles illustrations. I can't wait to go back and read the series from start to finish. I'm sure there are ...more
Jun 08, 2011 Duane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've loved all the Edge books so I was torn to find out this was the final volume in the series. The first thing that shocked me was the size of the book! It is by far three times as big as the other volumes. The illustrations in this book are excellent and keep the tradition alive. Stewart does an amazing job of showing us what's become of the Edge inhabitants in the future. A new hero by the name of Nate is the main character but he soon finds himself among a growing gaggle of new friends that ...more
Yakov N.
Feb 26, 2014 Yakov N. rated it it was amazing
An awsome sequel to tie up all three story lines using a story all it's own. the author is a master of selfreferecnce.
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Feb 16, 2016 Kayla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
it started a bit slow. but it got faster and more extreme as it went along! ive been an edge fan for such a long time and this book was definately a great edition and finale. the end blew me out of the water. i did NOT see that coming! fantastic! i guess now since the edge chrinicles are over, ill have to start reading the barnaby grimes series! hahah im pretty exicted for that too. paul stewart and chris riddel make such an excellent team. their stories and illustrations are so well thought out ...more
Jul 06, 2011 Peter rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
The Edge is one of the greatest fantasy series ever written. Period.

This book was a little longer than I would have expected an Edge book to be; the beginning dragged a bit, and frankly, I was a bit bored and kept flipping ahead to find out what would happen next. However, when I finally got to the end of the book (and the series), I wasn't disappointed. Things picked up very quickly, and before I knew it, I was done. The ending is spectacular, and I am quickly making room on my bookshelves to a
Jul 12, 2011 Robin rated it really liked it
The final installment of this series was a bit longer than the others. There was a lot of description going on. The story takes place hundreds of years after the end of Rook's trilogy. It follows the lives of Nate and his friends up to the point when all the remaining questions from the other 9 books are finally all wrapped up. And then you find out what happens to everyone but Nate. What? Really? You're just going to leave it THERE? Awww! Still, it was a good read and skillfully written.
Jul 21, 2011 Jenn rated it really liked it
Shelves: summer-2011
I'll be honest, this was one of my HB review books, and I originally whined when I found out it was 10th in a series. BUT, turns out, it's a standalone.

The Edgelands is a world of sky-ships powered by steam and crystallized lightning, knight-academes and reluctant warriors. I kinda want to visit.

I don't know if I'll go back and read the other books in the series, but this is the second book out of the 50 or 60 I've read for HHB that I truly enjoyed.
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Paul Stewart is a writer of children's books, best known for the bestselling The Edge Chronicles, the Free Lance novels and the Far Flung Adventures series among others. Many of his books are illustrated by Chris Riddell. Paul Stewart lives in the Seaside town Brighton with his wife and children.
From Wikipedia: Paul Stewart (writer). (2008, September 18). In Wiki
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Other Books in the Series

The Edge Chronicles (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Beyond the Deepwoods (Edge Chronicles, #1)
  • Stormchaser (The Edge Chronicles, #2)
  • Midnight Over Sanctaphrax (Edge Chronicles, #3)
  • The Curse of the Gloamglozer (The Edge Chronicles, #4)
  • The Last of the Sky Pirates (Edge Chronicles, #5)
  • Vox (Edge Chronicles, #6)
  • Freeglader (Edge Chronicles, #7)
  • The Winter Knights (Edge Chronicles, #8)
  • Clash of the Sky Galleons (The Edge Chronicles, #9)
  • The Nameless One (The Edge Chronicles #11; Cade #1)

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