The Immortals (Edge Chronicles Series #10)

The Immortals (Edge Chronicles Series #10)

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by Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
     
 

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The most spectacular Edge story yet with a stunning new cover look!

Five hundred years into the the third age of flight and mighty phraxships steam across the immensity of the Deepwoods, plying their lucrative trade between the three great cities. Nate Quarter, a young Lamplighter from the mines of the eastern woods is propelled on an epic journey of

Overview

The most spectacular Edge story yet with a stunning new cover look!

Five hundred years into the the third age of flight and mighty phraxships steam across the immensity of the Deepwoods, plying their lucrative trade between the three great cities. Nate Quarter, a young Lamplighter from the mines of the eastern woods is propelled on an epic journey of self-discovery that encompasses tournaments, battles, revolutions and a final encounter with the Immortals themselves.

This is the final tale in the Edge Chronicles sequence and it's a fabulous climax to the most original and dramatic fantasy series being written today. Set years in the future, this book is ideal for new readers to discover the series before going back to read the 'history' of Twig, Rook and Quint.

Packed with incredible illustrations from Chris Riddell, this is a wonderfully funny, moving and utterly inventive book.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
A life and death incident takes our young hero, Nate Quarter, away from the phraxmines in the Eastern Woods with his loyal friend, Slip. On the run from Grint Grayle, they head towards the Great Glade and the mystery of Nate's heritage. On the way to his final adventures, Nate stops long enough to add three more friends and a reason to go past the Glade clear to where all the action seems to be happening at the Hive. Nothing plays out like it should which builds to the final climax and causes Nate to examine his priorities and makes critical decisions that leave his friends vulnerable. This action packed adventure driven by strong characters and a plot full of twists and turns until the last page. The size of the book may give readers pause before picking it up, but it reads smoothly and quickly pulls them into a journey of imagination and surprises. On page 669, the reader feels a pang of regret as they realize that the story ends forever. This is # 10 and the last book in the "Edge Chronicles" series. Reviewer: Julia Beiker
Kirkus Reviews

Stewart and Riddell cap their Edge Chronicles with a large-scale grand tour and cast reunion. Several generations after the events in Freeglader (2004), young orphan Nate Quarter is forced to flee for his life from a murderous mine supervisor—which becomes more or less a theme as, acquiring such doughty companions as the mine owner's intrepid daughter Eudoxia and Librarian Knight Zelphyius Dax along the way, he comes and goes from Great Glade and several other cities or settlements that have grown up in the vast Deep Woods that border the overhanging Edge of the world. The long journey takes him through multiple battles, chases, rescues and political upheavals to mystical encounters with figures from the past in the ever-dark Night Woods and then on to a climax in the restored airborne city of Sanctaphrax. A huge cast teeming with multiple races of uneasily coexistent goblins, trolls and more, plus Dementor-ish gloamglozers and other deadly predators are all depicted in lovingly minute (and occasionally gruesome) detail in Riddell's many pen-and-ink portraits and add plenty of color to this vigorous sendoff. (Fantasy. 11-13)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780552551281
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Series:
Edge Chronicles Series, #10
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

PAUL STEWART is the author of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles series. In 2004 he won the Nestle Smarties Book Prize for Fergus Crane.

CHRIS RIDDELL is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. He is also the acclaimed political cartoonist for the Guardian and the Observer.

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Immortals 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
awesome79 More than 1 year ago
I have read every other book in the seris and this wraps them all up nicley. it explains the other endings and ties them together so you finnally get to find out what happens to your favorite charectrs. i would recomend this book to anyone who wants a good long read. if you do decide to read it, you should read the other ones in the seris first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks. ~ bloodflower
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's the pretty hard-bound cover they used to sell. The gorgeous vintage ones. . .they should sell them again !
Jack Keras More than 1 year ago
There was an old cover?! My friend got rhe actual book the day it came out and the cover hasn't changed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For whoever liked eragon and artemis fowl, read this series because it will blow your mind
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book was really great. It had wonderful illustrations and i could hardly put the book down. 
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Lulu18 More than 1 year ago
Does anyone know why they changed the cover??? I loved the old cover.
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