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

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

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by Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
     
 

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The thrilling fourth title in the bestselling fantasy series -- The Edge Chronicles.

In the floating city of Sanctaphrax, fusty old professors scheme and bicker with each other as they study the weather in minute detail -- mistsifting, fogprobing, researching the air blowing in from beyond the Edge. But some experiments are best left alone.

Quint

Overview

The thrilling fourth title in the bestselling fantasy series -- The Edge Chronicles.

In the floating city of Sanctaphrax, fusty old professors scheme and bicker with each other as they study the weather in minute detail -- mistsifting, fogprobing, researching the air blowing in from beyond the Edge. But some experiments are best left alone.

Quint is the son of a sky pirate captain. He arrives in Sanctaphrax at the request of Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, who needs an apprentice he can trust to carry out a series of highly important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about to find out. For he and Linius's only daughter, Maris, are plunged suddenly into the midst of a terrifying adventure that takes them deep within the rock upon which Sanctaphrax is built. It is here that they unwittingly unleash an ancient curse -- the curse of the gloamglozer.

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.
From the Publisher
“In the Tolkien/Pratchett tradition, fabulously illustrated and written with more than usual elegance.” –The Sunday Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780552547338
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date:
11/26/2002
Series:
Edge Chronicles Series, #4
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.05(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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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Curse of the Gloamglozer 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
MaGicAllyGeNuisJ More than 1 year ago
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.
read4ever More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this before twig or after twig?
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Good book for kids of all ages. I recomend for all
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All of them are great but this one amazing
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Max Retzlaff More than 1 year ago
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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soccerdude More than 1 year ago
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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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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.