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The Curse of the Gloamglozer (The Edge Chronicles Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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THE QUINT TRILOGY, Book I

Quint, the son of a sky pirate captain and new apprentice to Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, has been given some highly important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about to find out as he and Linius's only daughter, Maris, are plunged into a terrifying adventure that takes them deep within the rock upon which Sanctaphrax is built.

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The Curse of the Gloamglozer (The Edge Chronicles Series #4)

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Overview

THE QUINT TRILOGY, Book I

Quint, the son of a sky pirate captain and new apprentice to Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, has been given some highly important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about to find out as he and Linius's only daughter, Maris, are plunged into a terrifying adventure that takes them deep within the rock upon which Sanctaphrax is built.

Apprenticed to the Most High Academe of Sanctaphrax, a floating city of scholars, gossip, and treachery, fourteen-year-old Quint runs increasingly dangerous errands, which eventually bring him to a place of gruesome monsters that threaten his life and those of his friends.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Edge Chronicles continues with The Curse of the Gloamglozer, the fourth fantasy tale by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. Readers return to the floating city of Sanctaphrax, where Linius Pallitrax, Most High Academe, takes on a 14-year-old apprentice, Quint. Quint discovers that his mentor had unleashed a beastly creation in the Ancient Laboratory-but can the boy face it and live? Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-A fine addition to a series that will find a home with fans of British fantasy. The first three volumes recount the escapades of young Twig in the Edge in a flat world with floating sky ships and a vast array of often deadly creatures. This fourth book goes back in time to tell the story of Twig's parents, Quint and Maris. Quint, the teenage son of a sky pirate, is apprenticed to Maris's father, Linius Pallitax, the High Academe of the floating city of Sanctaphrax. During the day, Quint endures tedious studies, but at night, he is sent on mysterious errands. As his master becomes increasingly distraught and distant, Quint realizes that the man is involved in something terrible that may put Sanctaphrax at risk. With the help of Maris, he learns the truth about Linius's secret endeavors and ensures the safety of the city. Unlike the previous titles, which involved adventurous journeys, this installment is a localized mystery. Another change is the addition of a major female character. The primary charm of this world remains the imaginative settings and creatures that are clearly depicted through detailed descriptions and delicate black-and-white illustrations. Although these passages may at times be slow going for less dedicated readers, series followers will devour this prequel. For newcomers, it is complete and satisfying on its own.-Jenna Miller, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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β€œIn the Tolkien/Pratchett tradition, fabulously illustrated and written with more than usual elegance.” –The Sunday Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307522672
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/18/2008
  • Series: Edge Chronicles Series , #4
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 360,011
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Paul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers, most notably the bestselling Edge Chronicles. He lives down the street from Chris Riddell in Brighton, England.

Chris Riddell, co-creator of the Edge Chronicles, is an award-winning illustrator and political cartoonist. He lives down the street from Paul Stewart in Brighton, England.


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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 22, 2010

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    The Curse of the Gloamglozer (The Edge Chronicles Series #4) by Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

    The fourth book in The Edge Chronicles starts off the Quint Saga. I really did enjoy Quint more then I enjoyed Twig Saga.

    Quint, the fourteen-year-old is the only remining son of the famous sky pirate Wind Jackal.Wind Jackal, has good friend that is a Sanctaphrax's ruler, Most High Academe Linius Pallitax. Linius Pallitax, agrees to allow Quint to stay in Sanctaphrax as the High Academe's personal assistant. Quint is not pleased with this turn of events, and neither is Linius' daughter Maris, who believes that Linius is favoring Quint over her.

    If you enjoyed the first three books, you will enjoy the wonderful story of Quint.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2010

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    A Rip-Roaring Ride!

    This fourth installment in the Edge Chronicles features young Quint who is the daring son of a sky pirate. Quint is unexpectedly cast into a rip-roaring ride of adventure, terror, and mystery. If you read this book, you too will be cast into this ride, and it is totally one worth taking!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 13, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Awesome...

    Good book for kids of all ages. I recomend for all

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Great

    All of them are great but this one amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2011

    Good

    The book was very good. I could, however predict the ending. Oh and in the storyline of the whole Edge Chronicles this is the first.

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  • Posted April 23, 2010

    Question

    Can someone please explain to me how all the characters just die in the 3rd book then all these new characters pop up out of no where in the 4th book. My e-mail doesnt work so just write back to me by writing a review. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2009

    Amazing Book!!! Love the Illustrations!!!

    I love this series!!! Paul Stewart writes amazing fantasy stories that keep you entertained to the very end. All of the different species' in this book make it all the more entertaining. The characters are engaging and hilarious, and the books have their darker moments as well (Not a good series for 8-). I love this whole series!!!! KEEP THEM COMING!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2006

    A HEARTSTOPPER!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is actually, in my mind, a half thriller. The story is incredible, and so are all of the details. The gloamglozer is cool, and so is this book. I like it how Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel flashed back and forward in time with the books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2006

    WOW. . .

    This awesome book has encouraged me to be a writer. It doesn't have the regular characters but it still has a awe- inspiring plot with many advanced details. This is a very well written book that blows your mind. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TEN FOLD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2005

    weird?

    this book was very disappointing and i thought it would be as good as the other Edge Chronicles books and hoped i'd be the 1st to buy it because i was one of the first person to find out about it when it first came out. Disappointing, very.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2005

    ' The Edge Chronicles.'

    The Edge Chronicles are excellent books not only do I stand behind, I also give it 5 stars! I'm looking forward to the 5th book. I would recommend this book to any reader young or old. These chronicles are probly the best books i've ever read in my time. These are spectacular, and will keep you reading until you are dissapointed that they ended. I even pre-ordered the 5th book to make sure I would enjoy it before everyone spoils the story. ME AND MY COUSIN FIGHT OVER THESE BOOK THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! MY RELATED TITLES I ALSO ENJOYED SINCE I CANT LIST THEM all BELOW: The Narnia Chronicles, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Call of the wild, Merlin trilogy, jurassic park,The lost world, A series of unfortuante Events, All of Roald Dahl's books, Left Behind series, All of Vivan Vande Velda's books, MEG, Eragon, The dark tower series, Pilgrim's progress, Dragon Rider, Artemis Fowl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2005

    This book was Great!

    After reading all of the other Edge books I thought that this one would be about Twig and his adventures too. After I read this one I was upset that it wosn't. I did a little research because it was bugging me and I found out that this story was about twig's parrents!!!! It was really a great book but it could have been a little clearer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2005

    confusing at first

    I thought that this book was great but it was a little confusing at first. But then i went on this website and read the other interviews,I actually figured it out. so I thank you those who did research and shared it.Thanx!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2005

    Mike The light reader.

    Last year, I picked up the first title to the chronicles for some fun reading. I got sucked in and cant stop reading these books. I have to admit, though, I was a little confused as to where in time this book started. But, as the rest of them, this book 'took my breath away!'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2005

    Awesome Series

    This book is really cool and has a lot of imaginary characters and names. If you like Harry Potter and other fantasy series you will probably like this book. Once you get started it's hard to put it down!!!

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