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The Edge Chronicles 9 by Paul Stewart
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Apr 15, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: action, fantasy, fun
Read from April 15 to May 03, 2012

"Freeglader" (Edge Chronicles, Rook 3) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell is the final struggle of young knight-librarian Rook finding Screetown ghosts of schoolmate Felix Lodd, Skypirates of Deadbolt Vulpoon (not his nasty grandfather I recall getting just desserts, but rescued pal from Skypirates #5) to lead, organize and guard the Undertown refugees across the white muddy Mire, past Twilight Woods luring with familiar voices toward a dream-like wandering unto death. The surviving Eastern Roost Shryke Sisterhood hatch a new army on the hunt, too young to subdue their blood frenzy long enough for capturing slaves. "She had torn out the heart with a single stab of her beak and swallowed it while it was still beating. Delicious. The [victim] had survived just long enough to see it." p144 The evil Goblin Nation clan chiefs p227 follow Foundry Glades Vox-designed steampunk sortof tanks to destroy the Freeglade destination. Even little gnokgoblin granddaughter Gilda carries an important sword (spoiler: that wins the war). Tiny details of plot imitate the intricate lines of illustrations. My only dislike was the Lullabee Island caterbird cocoon dreams, vignettes of other books; lost relatives could reunite without woo-woo. Banderbears are deus ex machina, always arrive in time, but be warned, losses are massive, a bloody long battle lies ahead if you dare this journey.
Quint: 1 Curse 2 Winter Knights 3 Clash of Sky Galleons
Twig:4 Beyond 5 Stormchaser 6 Midnight
Rook: 7 Last Skypirates 8 Vox 9 Freeglader

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100.0% "As always, awesome teamwork of plot lines and illustration lines."

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