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Edge Chronicles: Clash of the Sky Galleons (The Edge Chronicles #2)

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  1,916 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Quint is traveling with his father, Wind Jackal, on a mission to track down and bring to justice Turbot Smeal, the man who started the fire that killed their family. Having left behind his studies at the Knights Academy, Quint is now eager to learn what it
really means to be a sky pirate and to learn from his father. But Wind Jackal is consumed by his desire to capture Smea
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 13th 2010 by Yearling (first published October 3rd 2006)
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Sanaa
[5 Stars] I still think the Winter Knights was my favorite, but this was still such an action packed and wonderful conclusion to the trilogy! I loved how we got to see more interaction between Maris and Quint. Wasn't the ending just adorable? I also loved how we delved into the deep woods and saw some of the inner workings of a sky ship. Seeing the woodtroll village was also a bit of a treat, especially after reading the Twig trilogy. I also enjoyed trying to figure out the motivations and nefar ...more
Mikayla
This book was just as great as the last. It's a great way to end Quint's Saga to The Edge Chronicles. Can't wait to start reading the next instalment.
Syrah Syara
I thought it was great, like all the other edge chronicle books. This is the last in the series of the Quint trilogy. Quint finds himself caught up in his father's dangerous quest for revenge against Turbot Smeal, who started a fire that murdered his wife and sons leaving Quint the only surviving member of his family.
I love everything about The Edge Chronicles - the world is so imaginative and rich and I love the way everything from the differnt books fit together like a jigsaw. The only thing I
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Roya
There's so much history in here! The more I read The Edge Chronicles, the more I realize how everything relates to everything else. This only further proved that to me. Since this is my second time reading these books, I can recall that, The Immortals digs even deeper into the thorough history that is the Edge. I can't remember as many details as I'd like to, as that book alone is so concise, but I remember that. Marvelous book. As always, Stewart and Riddell have outdone themselves in ways tha ...more
Elizabeth
Clash of the Sky Galleons is a very satisfactory ending to the Quint trilogy. It is, I think, the best book in the trilogy (although The Curse of the Gloamglozer is very good as well).

Once again, there are characters that we are familiar with—such as Tem, who shows up again in both the Twig and Rook trilogies, and Tuntum, who is in Beyond the Deepwoods and Midnight over Sanctaphrax—who really just add to the story.

I love the way that the final Big Battle ends, for no apparent reason. It’s anticl
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Marsha
Proving once again a master of world building, Mr. Stewart takes his characters Quintinius Verginix and Maris Pallitax from the cloistered corridors of political Sanctaphrax into the open air aboard a sky pirate ship. This is a sweeping tale of adventure, danger, on-board camaraderie, ambition and deceit—showing that even in the skies, people aren’t safe from back-stabbing and treachery.

The story is also a sobering look at the treacherous nature of vengeance, how it can warp even the sanest of
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Riana
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Laura
Possibly my favourite Edge Chronicles book so far.
David Schwan
This is the least well developed plot line in the series. The plot is confusing, and only comes together in the final pages of the book. It seems like the original book was much longer, and did not survive the editors touch. This book is good for the descriptions of the flora and fauna of Edgeworld.
Shannon
Another great book by Paul Stewart. I'm not sure I have ever found a book series I have loved more than this one. The story, plot, characters, illustrations...they are all magical and you get caught up every single time. I have one more book before this particular series comes to an end. Normally I would be sad, but there is a new continuation in this series and lucky me, I already own a signed copy of the first book.

*Favorite Passage*
"But wherever they went, Quint and Maris always ended back a
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Jemma
I found this a bit hard to get into, but that may be because I was listening to Mansfield Park, The Scarlet Pimpernel and Wuthering Heights. Again, I really liked the illustrations and the world. The sky ships were quite interesting. The plot wasn't to bad and I liked the characters. I would recomend reading these books in order,Quint then Twig then Rook. I didn't do this and it was a little confusing. I would recommend this book to children from about 8-13, and adults or teens who want somethin ...more
Star Shining Forever
This final book in the Quint trilogy is quite a ride! Not a word on Vilnix or Quint's life on Sanctaphrax; this is a rip-roaring adventure through the skies in a sky-pirate ship, and a venture through the mysterious and dangerous Deepwoods.

"Nothing is as it seems."

At the end of the previous book, order is regained in Sanctaphrax and Quint's father Wind Jackal whisks Quint and his friend Maris onto a sky-pirate ship. The object of their voyage is the treacherous Turbot Smeal, who murdered Quint'
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Amanda - Go Book Yourself
Ah the nostalgia! I still remember picking up Beyond the Deepwoods in a book shop way back in 1998. That was 16 years ago! I remember being completely fascinated by all of the wonderful illustrations and the strange creatures that lurked on every page. I think It was this series that led to me reading on a regular basis rather than once or twice a year.

It's been a long time since I read the first two books in the Quint series but it actually didn't matter. Despite their being over 12 books in th
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An Odd1
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Obstensibly hero is newest Galerider crew member: young Quint Verginix, son of sky pirate Wind Jackal, sweet on pretty high-born Maris with dark braids and expertise in healing salves and bandages, but villain and massacres overpower; He luckily heard and remembers Deepwoods survival skills: eat only pine nuts, drink only mushroom nectar, light a pine pitch smoke signal; she ignores and nearly dies. The only humor not inherent in this odd Edge universe (po
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Olivia
Again, I found this book disappointed on the scale of the entire series. The plot was pretty dull and predictable, the continuity DID NOT EXIST, the characterization seemed off and overall, this book was more of a filler than usual. Thaw Daggerslash was one of the most predictable characters I've ever read, and the fact that NONE OF THIS HISTORY WAS MENTIONED IN ANY OF THE OTHER BOOKS WHEN ALL THE OTHER RANDOM PIECES OF HISTORY WAS is just ridiculous. Also, the idea that the Knight's Academy wou ...more
Justyn Rampa
The only other book I gave four stars to in The Edge Chronicles was the first book, Beyond the Deepwoods. The reasons for each rating differ slightly. For the first book, I thought this was the start of something great but hoped that the second book would take the series to another level...and it did...for seven more books.

This book, the ninth in the series and the last of the Quint trilogy, was very singular in its focus. Every other book in the Edge Chronicles tends to focus on a lot of differ
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Nat Howler
Quint has rescues Maris and has left Sanctaphrax, both of them joining Quint's father, Wind Jackal, on his sky-ship. Then Wind Jackal gets the news that Turbot Smeal, his former quartermaster, a man responsible for the deaths of Wind Jackal's family minus Quint, and a man long presumed dead, is still alive. Wind Jackal is prepared to risk everything in his desire to catch the filthy murderer and exact revenge. This leads to a wild-goose chase, which results in hair-raising adventures, with Quint ...more
Catherine
Clash of the Sky Galleons by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell is another great book in the Edge Chronicles series. Incredibly imaginative and fun, you are drawn back into this strange world on the Edge. We follow Sky Pirate Captain Wind Jackal, his son Quint, Maris and the rest of the crew of the Galerider as they search for the evil former crew member who killed Wind Jackal's wife and kids, leaving only Quint. We are taken to the Great Shryke Slave Market, a woodtroll village in the heart of the ...more
Gabe Coe
The Edge Chronicles, Clash of the Sky Galleons, by Paul Stewart, is an extremely good book. The Clash of the Sky Galleons, by Paul Stewart, has lots of action, which helps with the storyline. It also has lots of mystery, which can lead to some suspenseful moments. The Clash of the Sky Galleons, by Paul Stewart, also has some suspense, which will keep a reader reading. To conclude, The Clash of the Sky Galleons, by Paul Stewart, is an awesome book.
Oscarb2
This is a story about Wind Jackal, a sky pirate wanting revenge against his previous quartermaster, Turbot Smeal, for burning down the Western Quays in Undertown along with most of Wind Jackal's family. But the Leagues Of Undertown are preparing to have war against the sky pirates. This is a great book if you like fiction and action books. I recommend to almost everyone.
Jonathan Young
I think I preferred the other two books in the trilogy. Literally the last twenty pages are the climax. That's cutting it fine imo. Still fun and had the best character relationship to date in the series.
Brenda
I really enjoy the Edge Chronicles series by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. The world they have created is both imaginative and dangerous filled with remarkable creatures and characters. In this particular book, Sky Pirate Captain Wind Jackal is determined to find the evil Turbot Smeal, a former crew member who killed his wife and children. His son Quint was one of the lone survivors and he and his friend Maris accompany Wind Jackel aboard the Galerider with a crew of friends to track down Turb ...more
Michael Mcdaid
I liked this book as it develops the relationship Quint aka Cloud Wolf has with his father Wind Jackal. Wind Jackal is obsessed with finding a quartermaster named Turbot Smeal who betrayed Wind Jackal and killed his whole family except for Quint.

The story was a little slow in parts and could have used some editing or rearranging. The ending was really good and helped explain how Quint became the sky pirate we know in the Twig trilogy. This is my favorite of the Quint series. And a good book to
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Jen
I rarely say this, but I'm saying it now ... these books are best read in chronological order rather than in the order of publication. Well, if you read them all back to back in a week or so, you could read them as published. But everything is so convoluted: a number of the characters appear in multiple generations throughout novels and the events are difficult to keep track of.

I do really enjoy the books as a series, though. The world and the creatures are creative. The characters experience jo
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Clash of the Sky Galleons (The Edge Chronicles #9), Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
Kell
*REVIEWED FOR PUBLISHER*

The conclusion to the Quint Trilogy has been a long time coming, and greatly anticipated, so it’s just as well that it lives up to expectations! This neatly ties together all the plot twists and revelations from the rest of the Chronicles, encompassing all three of the trilogies in a very satisfying way. This is the kind of high fantasy adventure to which every kid should be treated, even if just so the adults can get in on the action for themselves. A highly enjoyable ro
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Coewless
This book dissapointed me a lot. I was really looking forward to reading this, as I always do with Chronicles of the edge books.
This one was almost to describing in the language, and I found myself only reading every other word.
Also, the story didn't appeal to me, not nearly as much as the two books before it. It felt like there was too many things going on, and there really was no main focus. The whole Turbot Smeal thing kinda lost focus I think.
The book did have it's ups, and the part with th
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Luann
Maybe it's just because I hadn't read anything from this series for quite a while, but I absolutely loved this book. It's the ninth in the series, and now I can't wait for the tenth! Until now I hadn't given any book in this series five stars, but I feel that the series as a whole deserves five stars. Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell have created a fantastic fantasy world with interesting characters who I love to read about. And I LOVE the illustrations. The books wouldn't be the same without them ...more
Robin
This was the last of the Quint books in this series. I really liked it. There were parts that were just so action packed and fun, or action packed and not fun. There were some sad happenings in this book, but because of hearing a little about Quint's life in previous books, I knew they were coming. Still, I couldn't stop myself from hoping it would turn out differently than it did. The big surprise ending wasn't as much of a surprise as I would have liked. Still this was great fun.
Peter
I was expecting something great to wrap up the conclusion to the Edge chronicles and the Quint trilogy, and I must say that I was a little disappointed. The story line wasn't as appealing to me as some of the others were, but it was still very, very enjoyable. The plot was too topsy-turvey as all the crew did was chase Turbot Smeal. It was still an excellent book, and even a book in the Edge Chronicles that I didn't enjoy so much still garnered 4 stars.
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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.
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Other Books in the Series

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

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