"The Curse of the Gloamglozer" is the fourth title in the"Edge Chronicles" series.
PAUL STEWART is a well-established author of books for young readers everything from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror.
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.
" In the Tolkien/Pratchett tradition, fabulously illustrated and written with more than usual elegance." - "The Sunday Times"
"From the Hardcover edition."
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.