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.

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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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606869451
Publisher:
Random House Childrens Books
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Edge Chronicles Series, #4
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
1,004,575
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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