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Clash of the Sky Galleons

(The Edge Chronicles: The Quint Saga #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  3,268 ratings  ·  75 reviews
Young sky-pirate Quint Verginix’s family was devastated when his mother and brothers were killed in a vicious arson attack. Now the treacherous quartermaster responsible, Turbot Smeal, has returned, and Quint and his father are determined to take revenge.

From the deserted quarries of the Edge Cliff to the lethal glades of bloodoak trees, their deadly pursuit can only end i
Hardcover, 417 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by David Fickling Books (first published October 3rd 2006)
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Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites-2015
[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
Alec Chu
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

This is in my opinion the best book of the Quint trilogy. It is filled with rogue adventures and twisted traps that truly demonstrates the perils of being a sky pirate.
From the start, this story plunges you into a quest of vindictive revenge. Different from the previous edge books, this one offers a true villain whose cunning and deception outmatches our protagonist. This is definitely a must read for all fans of the edge chronicle.

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Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!
Chris Whybrow
Aug 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Syrah Syara
Apr 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: quite-good, favourite
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
David Schwan
Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
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.
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Perfect for all children, including adult's inner child.

Reading age for the beginning of this trilogy is probably about Grade 2+ (for children to read on their own).

Imagination = 5 stars; I was delighted in the imagination of this world and have continued to be surprised by it.

Super enjoyable book to read.
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-reread
Possibly my favourite Edge Chronicles book so far.
This was an enjoyable read for the inventiveness of the world and the tension in the story, but I can't say that it was particularly well written.
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Kayla Blevins
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jun 29, 2018 rated it liked it
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Valerie Creed
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amazing book, great plot twist not satisfied with the ending, could have been better.
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this one more than the last book. I wanted Turbot Smeal to have more of a vicious ending!!
Claudia Smith
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My favourite of the series so far
May 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: genre-fantasy
Lots of things happen but there doesn't feel like any character growth ...more
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
4.5 stars
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this might just be my favorite 🥰
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another rollercoaster of emotions!
I will miss my boy Quint dearly 💕
Kieran Grubb
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another quality installment from Stewart and Riddell. This book takes a different turn from it's forerunners with the cast venturing to the wild deepwoods. Captivating!! ...more
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great ending, really sweet Quint Maris scenes. Swooning scene of stone pilot dejection.
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It ended so sadly for me. The fight to survive keeps them going when all they want to do is lie down. Full of strength and courage and support.
Kieran Gawn
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is about Quint and his father Wind Jackal and the adventure they go on their sky ship Galerider and her crew including Maris. They go on to the sky pirates hideout (i forgot the name) where all the sky pirates gather for a big attack is imminent from the leagues but little do they know the leagues men have some thing up their sleeves that shall end the sky pirates once and for all.....

This book was great i really enjoyed it.
An Odd1
Aug 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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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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'
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
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
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
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
Justyn Rampa
May 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, fantasy
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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Paul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers – from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. Together with Chris Riddell he is co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles, which has sold more than three million copies and is available in over twenty languages. They have also collaborated together on lots of other exciting books for children of all ages. The F ...more

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