The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox: Second Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox: Second Book of Rook

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by Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
     
 

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When young librarian knight Rook Barkwater is taken captive and forced to work for Vox Verlix – nominally the Most High Academe, but no more than a prisoner in reality – he stumbles across a terrible truth. Vox is brewing a plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, so that he can seize control of the Edgeworld for himself.

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Overview

When young librarian knight Rook Barkwater is taken captive and forced to work for Vox Verlix – nominally the Most High Academe, but no more than a prisoner in reality – he stumbles across a terrible truth. Vox is brewing a plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, so that he can seize control of the Edgeworld for himself.

Can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian friends and colleagues?

Vox is the second book of the Rook Saga – third trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446498255
Publisher:
RHCP
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Series:
Edge Chronicles Series , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Vox

Meet the Author

Paul Stewart (Author)
Paul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers - everything from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. Together with Chris Riddell, he is co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, which has sold over three million books and is now available in over thirty languages. They are also co-creators of the Far-Flung Adventure series, which includes Fergus Crane, Gold Smarties Prize Winner, Corby Flood and Hugo Pepper, Silver Nestle Prize Winners, and the Barnaby Grimes Series.

Chris Riddell (Author)
Chris Riddell is an acclaimed artist of children’s books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. Amongst other titles, Chris illustrates the Ottoline young fiction series and the Goth Girl series, as well as working closely with Paul Stewart on the Edge Chronicles and Wyrmeweald. He has won many awards for his work, including the Nestlé Gold Award, the UNESCO Award for Something Else and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals.


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Vox (The Edge Chronicles Series #6) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Relatively young Librarian Knight Rook Barkwater flying the Stormhornet completes his aerial patrol of the Edge that overlooks the Edgewater River. He begins to head back to the library to report the usual strange lights in the sky and mutants in Screetown, but observes columns of Shrykes on Great Mire Road as if the aviary creatures were preparing for war. However before he attains the haven of the Library, he hears a roaring noise and suddenly Stormhornet spins out of control. He crashes in Screetown where his escape fails and he becomes a prisoner............... He is taken to the sunken Palace of the Statues, home or prison depending on one¿s view of the fallen tyrant Vox Verlix. Though exiled and not remotely like the greatest librarian of all times, Vox remains a force to be reckoned with albeit no one believes that. He warns his former compatriots that a storm is coming, but will they listen to an insane fallen one? Though Rook believes him having observed the lucid moments of his ¿host¿, what can he do even if he manages to escape being somewhat a novice.................. Fans of Potter will enjoy the Edge Chronicles especially the books containing the adventures of Rook (see LAST OF THE SKYPIRATES). Rook is a terrific lead character who holds the tale in focus, but Vox is the fascinating one as the audience will wonder whether he warns out of duty or spite. Though this tale can stand alone, most fans will find it even better by reading at least beforehand LAST OF THE SKYPIRATES to gain a better understanding of motives and how far Rook has come. Still this is a fine edge of the seat young adult fantasy thriller............ Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
We all no Vox from Midnight over Santaphrax(Book 3). This bad guy is the next villain in front of Rook. Twig and his crew were brought back to life by the magic of Riverrise, so we might see them. Or, Wingnut, Tarp and the rest might just decide to stay at riverise, happy. But we know one thing, Rook will triumph. But if we know Stewart and riddel, expect someone to die in this pivitol book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all the edge books this book is a thrilling, fun, and a great add-on to the edge cronicles, this is one of my favorite books, read it if you like suspense intregue and adventure!
read4ever More than 1 year ago
This was the sixth Edge Chronicles book, and like it's predecessors, it was a great read! Filled with breath-taking suspense, mind-boggling mystery, and hard-to-believe situations, "Vox" was another installment in this fantastic fantasy series that has been captivating and will continue to captivate readers of all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bored im a girl
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The dangerous shyrks, the fearful goblins, and the looming terror of the Gurdians of Night. And then, the obese Vox, sitting in his tower, drinking eternity for eternity, he's not dangerous, not fearful, their is no reason to be afraid of the so called 'Most High Acadamie of Sanctaphrax', Or is their? Is their a reson to suspect Vox Verlix? Is he a fat drunkard or an evil mastermind who now plans a plan so evil, so wonderfully unsuspecting that it could destroy all his enimies in one blow. Then their is Rook Barkwater, a librarian knight. Can he save Undertown, or set off the evil contraption himself and destroy the town, along with the hundreds of undertowners and librarians with it? Find out. Read it. And see for yourself. Gandalf the Green.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was kind of slow in the beginning compared to the others but overall it was good. I really miss the original main character Twig. I hope to see the author bring twig and his old crew back into this series because it needs another spark of life. We still don't know what happened to the old crew of that sky pirate ship.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book it was awesome but i miss reading about the beautiful deep woods and sky pirates! oh and the Bander bears i loved them but in this book the only ones you met were in the sewers! i hope the edge gets cured soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im here. ~ bloodflower
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's great.