The Last of the Sky Pirates (The Edge Chronicles Series #5)

The Last of the Sky Pirates (The Edge Chronicles Series #5)

by Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

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ISBN-13: 9780440421009
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/26/2009
Series: Edge Chronicles Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 145,518
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Paul Stewart is the author of a number of previous titles for children.

Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children.

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Last of the Sky Pirates (The Edge Chronicles Series #5) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
bezoar44 on LibraryThing 23 days ago
The setting of this story is fifty years after the first two books in the series, and is both deeper and darker - basically an escape from a distopian future. There are lots of loose ends, but that's okay; the arc of the main narrative is satisfying and full of new entertainments.
bookworm135 on LibraryThing 23 days ago
a great book to be loved by all brilliant start to the rook barkwater sereis must by asap
TechiMi on LibraryThing 5 months ago
In Last of the Sky Pirates we first get introduced to Rook Barkwater, who much like Twig, was orphaned and raised by a surrogate family, and felt destined for a life he was sure he would never reach. But that didn't stop him from sneaking off to read as many bark scrolls as he could, to learn as much as possible about the world that had been.Captain Twig is now a legend--sailed off one day never to return. The sky rocks are sick, Sanctaphrax is less than a Shadow if its old self, and those scholars that hold themselves True are living in hiding in the sewers.Every so often they send out a new group of Librarian Knight Academics, to travel to the Deepwoods, and learn the tricks of sky flight. Once achieved, treatise missions are undertaken, in order to keep the knowledge flowing. And a Librarian Kinight Academic is what Rook has always longed to be. But being a nobody like he is, he's sure he's destined only to an apprenticeship. It's much to his surprise that he ends up chosed, over his best friend Felix, to be one of the three to go.Unfortunately for the trio, the Guardians of Night are sending a spy to follow their mission, and therefore the next groups sent after them will have no hope of making it, as the enemies along the way will be waiting for them. Still, Rook and his crew do make it though, despite the mishaps.From meeting an old Sky Pirate, to almost being inhaled by a bark worm, carving his own sky craft, and learning more than he could ever hope to about the great Banderbears, Rook's journey takes him far and wide. And ends in such a way as not even he could have hoped for or guessed.This might be one of the most enjoyable tales in the Chronicles to date.
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This book is a great read, it gives a great backround to how rooks life started, it is exiting fun intreguing and full of adventure, rook starts out as a lowly under librarian, to become the most loved of all the librarian knights, anyone who likes adventure should read this book
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Great book has lots of deatals still think twig books were better but oh well
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James Barber More than 1 year ago
I love it. It has lots of action, but its a little confusing with jumping decades
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Emma Stutler More than 1 year ago
Woderful book, filled with adventure! -E.M.S.
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read4ever More than 1 year ago
This fifth book in the Edge Chronicles features a bran new character, Rook. He is a young librarian who is selected to be one of the few who set out into the vast and precarious Deepwoods to study, explore, and eventually create an account of their experiences. If you have read the other books in the Edge Chronicles, then you know that the Deepwoods is no friendly place. Young Rook, then, is tossed into a world of adventure, peril, and wonder while traveling in the Deepwoods. Will he survive it all? Find out in this book, "The Last of the Sky Pirates"!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Now, the first three edge books were great, but the fourth goes back and talks about Twig's dad and everything. The fifth through seventh (and probably the eigth) are about a boy named Rook, who is seventy five years AFTER Twig's story. This makes the series a little confusing, but it is very imaginative and creative (the illustrations are great).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the series is pretty good I don't like how it jumps decades getting you confused.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic voyage of the imagination and mind. I loved how some of the old characters are brought back into the story. 'Twig' and 'Coulcuape'. Great book.