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Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, young librarian knight Rook Barkwater and his colleagues – Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends – must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades.But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd, and Rook knows the journey will be full of danger. Meanwhile, in the Goblin Nations, the tribes are amassing for war. Will RFleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, young librarian knight Rook Barkwater and his colleagues – Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends – must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades.But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd, and Rook knows the journey will be full of danger. Meanwhile, in the Goblin Nations, the tribes are amassing for war. Will Rook be able to keep his friends, himself and their new lives safe? Freeglader is the third 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....

Title : The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader: Third Book of Rook
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The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader: Third Book of Rook Reviews

  • Sanaa
    2019-01-08 11:31

    [4 Stars] Really wonderful end to the Rook trilogy! I still think it wasn't quite as good as the other two trilogies but intereresting nonetheless. My main problems were probably all the battle stuff. I always enjoy the adventuring more. This had less of that. I really liked reading Xanth's journey though. I really need to read the Immortals now!

  • Roya
    2019-01-20 04:39

    What have I done with my life? I could be a foundling living in the Freeglades reading barkscrolls, but I'm here. What planet is this again?

  • Peter
    2019-01-16 04:30

    In this book, the Rook trilogy comes to a close as all the inhabitants of the Edge desert Sanctaphrax and Undertown and start life anew in the Free Glades.It is sad that writing and illustrations of this caliber are largely unknown. I feel that the Edge Chronicles is definitely unrecognized by many as an example of one of the greatest series ever. I find that the lack of recognition and awards to be disheartening as something as fine as this series deserves to be shared with the world. Despite the excellent writing, superb and illumination illustrations, and the seamless flow of all the stories, the Edge is largely unknown. Which is a shame. Because this is definitely is one of greatest fantasy adventures of all-time.

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-01-18 08:27

    Freeglader (The Edge Chronicles #7), Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

  • Andy
    2019-01-04 06:32

    Dies ist der letze Band in der Trilogie um Rook. Man kann die Bücher immer wieder lesen oder hören und entdeckt stets etwas neues. Es ist schon eine sehr komplexe Reihe und sehr lesenswert, finde ich. Doch würde ich sie eher als Jugendbücher ab 14-15 Jahren denn als Kinderbücher empfehlen, da es teilweise doch recht heftig und gnadenlos zugeht. Situationen werden nicht beschönigt aber auch nicht verharmlost. Man sollte sich nicht davon irritieren lassen, dass die Protagonisten mitunter sehr jung sind. Der Krieg nimmt, wie eben auch hier im Buch, darauf keine Rücksicht und Heldenpathos schützt nicht vor dem Sterben.

  • Star Shining Forever
    2019-01-19 05:38

    This is the third book in the Rook saga of the Edge Chronicles. With Undertown destroyed by a great storm, the valiant Librarian Knights and the confident Ghosts of Screetown must lead the people to a new life in the Free Glades. But threats in the form of old connivers and new greedy warmongers must be dealt with first. The journey of the Undertowners reads much like the Exodus of Israel. Across the Mire mudflats they travel, old and young, in carts and on foot, driving animals and carrying bundles. Their trek is complicated by the Twilight Woods, full of seductive and destructive whispers, on one side and the Edgelands, bordering the bottomless void of the Edge itself, on the other. Welcomed into the Free Glades, there is still much trouble ahead as old conniver Amberfuce the ghostwaif and greedy Hemule of the Furnace Glades scheme to keep themselves rolling in the dough at the expense of others. Also, a new Shryke battalion is being formed, and the Goblin Armies are planning an attack. There are 2 great lessons in this book, more so than in most other Deepwoods books. One is on guilt and redemption. Xanth, the former Guardian of the Night, is still mistrusted and threatened by the townsfolk, as Rook attempts to stand up for his friend. Xanth has fully turned to the good side, but is still tormented by guilt over how he helped the Guardians torture and kill prisoners, even though he did all he could to save as many as he could, only to be thwarted many times by the sadistic Guardian executioner. His change of heart is proven to the Undertowners through his saving of Magda, at great risk to his own life. This is reminiscent of Jesus' salvation of us at the cost of His own life.The other lesson is unity. The Undertowners, Freegladers, Librarians, Librarian Knights, and Ghosts of Screetown must band together for the protection of them all; but the most amazing demonstration of unity takes place among the Goblin Nations. While the leaders of the 5 Goblin Clans desire to work with greedy Hemule, bicker to maneuver themselves into better positions, and thirst for power and blood, not all the Goblins want to fight. Most are regular townsfolk and farmers who want to peacefully live their lives alongside the Freegladers and new Undertowners. The peaceful Goblins outnumber the warlike Goblins many times over. But what can they do against their formidable generals and overseers? It starts out with talk between 2 lowly Goblin brothers. Then it spreads to others in the community. By the end a showdown is drawn, and the lowly Goblins are part of a surprising sequence of events, making a powerful statement on the impact a united group can have when it stops talking and takes action.There is even something for Rook as he finds out a lot about his family history through caterbird dreams. Then a meeting with a forgotten friend of the past opens his eyes, brings everything together, and provides closure for him. As always, there's everything I love about the Edge Chronicles: an easy read, depth and mystery, imaginative settings, memorable characters, action and adventure, moral values, and no romance!

  • Halima
    2019-01-21 06:24

    I enjoyed this book more than some of the others. I liked how everyone got together on the end and i also liked how all the stories connected. I have enjoyed reading the whole series and wish I had only come across it when i was younger.

  • Jaemi
    2019-01-08 08:21

    Picking up where we left off in Vox, the Undertowners are now fleeing a great malestrom which has destroyed their homes. As the storm is traveling faster than the great expedition can on foot, emissaries have been sent to the Sky Pirates living in the Mire to ask for their help in getting across the treacherous expanse, which is the only alternate route to the Great Mire Road.With the help of the Sky Pirates and the Ghosts of Screetown, everyone is safely evacuated from the elevated road before the storm hits. Once it passes, and they've dug themselves out of the mud, the long journey to the Free Glades begins. A long and tiring journey already, the troubles increase when scouts report back that an army of Shrykes is marching their way. As an army composed of the newly born, it's even more dangerous, as young Shrykes don't have the discipline to stop fighting once the frenzy gets them. It seems hopeless. But the group stands and makes a valiant effort--and with some last minute aid from the Freeglade Lancers, and a death-blow to the Shrykes' leader by a young Undertowner, the battle is a success.Meanwhile, on the trip across the Edgelands, Rook cut himself free of the group to chase after a friend, only to witness a Great Storm unleash a bolt of Stormphrax lighting into the woods....and then to be hit by a Sepia Storm as it spun its way out to the edge. If not for a clearing of the mist, he would never have been spotted, nor would he have been rescued from going over the edge with the storm. But luck was on his side, and the very friend he had gone after caught him and carried him back to the Deepwoods to the people who could take care of him. The storm's effects left Rook with little memory of who he was or what had happened before he was caught up in it. Only with the help of his Banderbear friends is he able to make it to the Free Glades at all. And there he is found by the Oak Elves of Lullabee Island, who take him away to see if they can help heal him.Trapped underground awaiting his Reckoning, Xanth worries after Rook. With Rook's memory gone and Magda shot down over the Eastern Roost, there will be no one to speak for him, and he will surely be condemned. Memories of his time as a Librarian Knight haunt him, as they were the happiest of his life, and yet a lie.In the outer Glades, plans are stirring to attack and enslave the Free Glades, in order to keep the foundries running and stop the disease which is growing among the Goblins, whose nations are sorely taxed by supplying slaves to the Foundry Glade in ever-increasing numbers.This is probably the most action-packed book of the series yet, with all its battles and the simultaneous storylines of Rook and Xanth and their qwests to discover who they truly are. The older books and the newer also get more firmly tied together in this installment, giving closure and opening new horizons at the same time.

  • Lizzie
    2019-01-22 11:48

    Still my favourite book of the whole series. So much tragedy and loss, yet also about the importance of family. I loved it when I was 14 and I still love it now over 10 years later. It still makes me cry...

  • Havanah
    2019-01-23 05:41

    This book is the ninth book in the Edge Chronicles, the third and final book of the Rook Trilogy, and as such this review may contain spoilers for earlier books.This was an interesting book for me to read. I found it in an impromptu visit to a charity shop. Bought it and, to my utter delight, found it signed by the author and illustrator. If you've read any of my reviews of previous books in this series then you'll know how fantastic a moment that was for me. As such, I have really looked forward to reading the 'special book', at least since I managed to get into the Rook Trilogy. However, I'm not sure whether I really enjoyed this book as a book.Okay, that was a weird thing to say, I know. The problem is, I did enjoy this book but I feel this was more because I enjoyed the references the other books. The chapter entitled 'Cocoon Dreams' was undoubtedly my favourite part of the novel because I enjoyed looking back, with fresh eyes, over the previous trilogies' plot lines. Nothing happened to the plot of 'Freeglader' in this chapter, it was just incredibly nostalgic.See, that was the problem for me... the plot. Yes, there was a clear plot. Undertowners must get to the Free Glades safely and then defend their new home. There were sub-plots with Xanth and Magda, Rook and the sepia-storm, the different goblins. Everything was there. However, when I reached the end of the book I couldn't help but look back and feel that I'd read a lot of shapeless stuff. Sure, stuff had happened but it didn't seem to tell a story quite like the other novels. Major happenings occurred towards the end that seemed to be a little too sudden to be believable or enjoyable and others felt really rather unresolved. As I said, all the building blocks were there but it just seemed that there was something missing that I can't quite put my finger on.Actually, I would also say that there seemed to be a few too many main characters in this novel at times. Whereas in previous books there has always been one main protagonist with a large cast of important supporting characters, I couldn't really work out who this book was following. It made it harder to actually emotionally connect with any of the characters, and therefore difficult to appreciate the events, because of this fragmentation.That said, I would probably have given this book five stars, personally, simply because of the nostalgia. It gets five and a half because of the family tree at the back, lets be honest! The reason I have given this book four stars is because I feel that this is a fairer representation of the quality of the writing and story telling itself.

  • Justyn Rampa
    2019-01-08 08:48

    So after a long break, I returned to "The Edge Chronicles" and completed the final book in the Rook trilogy. I'm not even sure where to start. My life was getting overwhelming and complicated when I read the previous two books and sadly I did not formally review them, so I must do this one justice.The Edge Chronicles for seven books now manages to be holding it down as a wonderful introduction to the high fantasy genre for younger readers. I will say that this book in particular and several others in the series is incredibly violent. Horrific in many ways but never really gratuitous. Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell definitely have a reason for why they do things and sometimes it is to demonstrate how heartless and cruel a character can is while other times it is to highlight the consequences and sacrifices of war.What I marvel at is the way that PS&CR manage to show multiple sides of characters and stories. There is a war in this book and we see the perspective of both sides of the war...or perhaps more accurately, we see the perspectives of several groups from either side of the war. Things get intense and in some ways this book felt a bit like Game of Thrones, Jr. in that nothing remotely happy or joyful happens for a tremendously long time and yet...I keep reading because I must!The authors also must be given great accolades for their imagination and world building. Just incredible. All the creatures and various communities that they have constructed and interwoven are incredible. Also remarkable is how long you spend with these characters! In many instances, after you've finished the series you will have read about a single character's entire life from birth until death, at a very old age.The thread that connects the three trilogies is revealed in the final pages of this book, which an observant reader probably will have guessed some time ago, but it was nice to finally have it articulated and the two final pages in this book are very helpful.I have two more books to read in the Quint trilogy which I am looking forward to reading as The Gloamglozer was one of my favorite in the series. After those two, the final book will resolve all three trilogies in a single tome!I really can not recommend this series enough! Extremely well done and as long as you don't mind a bit of violence, this is a great introduction to high fantasy for young readers and a wonderful series for all readers!

  • Nat Howler
    2018-12-23 05:35

    Undertown and New Sanctaphrax have been destroyed by an apocalyptic bomb created by the vengeful supra-genius Vox Verlix. The sewers where the librarians dwelt have been flooded. However, the librarians have evacuated, and, with the help of 'Ghosts of Screetown' and the sky pirates of the Mire, the population of Undertown has been brought out of the city and across the treacherous mudflats. Now, everyone--librarians, Ghosts, sky pirates, and Undertowners--are approaching the Twilight Woods, a terrible place where those who enter, lose their minds and rot away while still alive, not knowing where they are or what they're doing. It is necessary for everyone to bypass the Twilight Woods and to skirt the Edgelands, where phantasms in the mist lure one to throw oneself off. Rook Barkwater is traveling in the group, together with his friend Xanth Filatine. The trouble is, Xanth was once an evil Guardian of the Night, and is hated by the librarians. Unable to bear their animosity, Xanth breaks away and approaches the Edge, intending to throw himself off. He is saved by Rook, but Rook loses his memory and is only saved from throwing himself off by Xanth.As the masses of refugees approach the Deepwoods, intending to travel toward the Free Glades, they are threatened by shrykes. Even if they reach the Free Glades, the haven itself is under threat by the evil Hemuel Spume, lord of the Foundry Glades, the last refuge of the rapacious merchants' leagues. Spume wants to enslave the Free Gladers, and he makes an alliance with the five chieftains of the goblin nations to do so.Rook Barkwater finds himself in a situation of utter turmoil. He can't remember what happened to him and is in no position to defend his dear friend Xanth from those who wish to execute him. Moreover, he faces a crisis of identity as he searches for a new purpose in life.What I like about this book most, aside from the rich story, the diverse characters, and the illustrations, is the whole idea of self-discovery. Rook Barkwater has to save his world and in so doing, save himself.

  • Conan Tigard
    2018-12-27 10:21

    Freeglader is another excellently penned tale about the Edgelands. This is the third book in the series to have Rook Barkwater as the main character. Not having his flyer anymore, he isn't very useful as a Librarian Knight. He then becomes a Freeglade lancer where he gets to ride a skewbald prowlgrin named Chinquix. These are funny looking creatures with powerful rear legs, a huge forehead with nostrils on top, and a monstrous mouth.Once again Paul Stewart returns the reader to the wonderful world of the Edgelands. We get our third story arc with Rook Barkwater, and I think it is the best one yet. I love the idea of Librarian Knights and flying through the sky on the little single-person flyers. Rook is a character that is instantly likable and readers will be cheering for him. Xanth gets a bad rap in this story and I feel sorry for him. I really like him and I know he is dealing with his inner demons about having once betrayed his friends.When I read the first book in this series, Beyond the Deepwoods, I was instantly drawn to the artwork of Chris Riddell. He has a vivid imagination and draws all of these characters wonderfully. I am often amazed at his many of his pictures appear in these books and wonder how he has time enough to draw them all. Most young readers books, if they have pictures, have ten or twenty. There must be over one hundred images in this book. Thank you, Chris Riddell!Hemuel Spume turned out to be a nasty bad guy. Greed is what drives him. He doesn't care who he has to kill, as long as his precious furnaces are running and he gets to continue living the life he is accustomed to. Of course, that lifestyle is killing him slowly, he just doesn't know it.Overall, Freeglader is another excellent story in quite a fantastic series. I cannot heap enough praises on this series. I always know that whenever I crack open a new book, it is going to be highly entertaining and filled with terrific images. The Edge Chronicles is an awesome series for readers of all ages I I recommend it to everyone. I cannot wait to see what happens next in the Edgelands in The Winter Knights. It sounds really cool.I rated this book a 9 out of 10.

  • Marsha
    2019-01-06 08:34

    This book outlines, with unflinching intensity, the joys and perils of freedom, the grim efforts that must be made to keep it and the fragile nature of civilization. It’s exhilarating to read about the flight of those who used to cluster around the Sanctaphrax rock as they struggle to carve out a new existence for themselves beyond its flooded boundaries.The Free Glade, where all are equal, everyone works but no one pays and everyone maintains their individuality and self-respect, is a marvelous construct and Mr. Stewart shows how it all works. He wisely doesn’t go into labored details of the individual colonies and communities of the many different species that make up its civilization; that was done in the preceding novels. Instead, he focuses on the characters we have come to know—Rook Barkwater, Felix Lodd, Magda Burlis, Xanth Palatine, et al.—whose talents combine to maintain and protect the Freegladers.While the Freegladers philosophy is a laissez faire one, this is obviously not a society that promotes pacifism. When it comes time to fight, everyone who can takes up arms. The battle scenes are suitably gruesome although some scenes are mercifully omitted. The book also contains a wonderful surprise about Rook’s background as well as a family tree helpfully outlined on the back pages. (Those who have been keeping track of the numerous characters will likely have a clue about Rook’s relationship to certain sky pirates.) The writing is bang-on fantastic and the illustrations maintained with flawless consistency throughout this sprawling saga. It has been a terrific tour through the Edge Chronicles. Let’s hope their sequels are as equally compelling.

  • An Odd1
    2018-12-25 05:45

    "Freeglader" (Edge Chronicles, Rook 3) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell is the final struggle of young knight-librarian Rook finding Screetown ghosts of schoolmate Felix Lodd, Skypirates of Deadbolt Vulpoon (not his nasty grandfather I recall getting just desserts, but rescued pal from Skypirates #5) to lead, organize and guard the Undertown refugees across the white muddy Mire, past Twilight Woods luring with familiar voices toward a dream-like wandering unto death. The surviving Eastern Roost Shryke Sisterhood hatch a new army on the hunt, too young to subdue their blood frenzy long enough for capturing slaves. "She had torn out the heart with a single stab of her beak and swallowed it while it was still beating. Delicious. The [victim] had survived just long enough to see it." p144 The evil Goblin Nation clan chiefs p227 follow Foundry Glades Vox-designed steampunk sortof tanks to destroy the Freeglade destination. Even little gnokgoblin granddaughter Gilda carries an important sword (spoiler: that wins the war). Tiny details of plot imitate the intricate lines of illustrations. My only dislike was the Lullabee Island caterbird cocoon dreams, vignettes of other books; lost relatives could reunite without woo-woo. Banderbears are deus ex machina, always arrive in time, but be warned, losses are massive, a bloody long battle lies ahead if you dare this journey. 1 Curse 2 Winter Knights 3 Clash of Sky GalleonsTwig:4 Beyond 5 Stormchaser 6 Midnight Rook: 7 Last Skypirates 8 Vox 9 Freeglader

  • Elizabeth
    2019-01-13 08:42

    Freeglader is a great finish to the Rook trilogy. There are battles, trials, rebels-—everything you need to make lots of action and thrills.Xanth is really fleshed out in this book. He is, I believe, the most nuanced, most well-developed character in the series. Rook, too, has some shiny moments of character development in this book as well.The battles in this book were very well-done. A bit violent, but the way they ended was satisfying. The end of the last battle, in particular, was, I thought, appropriate (as well as a bit…scary). Also, there was a realistic ratio of deaths (some authors hate killing off the characters on the good side).I loved the continuity of this book and how it relates to the previous two trilogies (and not just with recurring characters).There’s one point in the book involving a trial where one character comes bursting in at the last minute to save the person on trial. It’s very Deus ex machina, especially considering the events surrounding that character, and so it's a bit hard to take, I think. It's more sensational than realistic.There are a few cheesy/corny/hard-to-read-without-wincing lines in the book (specifically, the entire battle with the shrykes where the roost mother says nothing but variations of “KAR” and “KI” for about three pages, mostly in caps).Overall, Freeglader ends the Rook trilogy fantastically, with plenty of action (and down-time in between), suspense, and even character development. It is, in my opinion, perhaps the best book in the series, capping off the best trilogy in the series.

  • Max
    2019-01-04 04:33

    As the storm is traveling faster than the great expedition can on foot, emissaries have been sent to the Sky Pirates living in the Mire to ask for their help in getting across the treacherous expanse. With the help of the Sky Pirates and the Ghosts of Screetown, everyone is safely evacuated from the elevated road before the storm hits. Once it passes, and they've dug themselves out of the mud, the long journey to the Free Glades begins. As an army composed of the newly born, it's even more dangerous, as young Shrykes don't have the discipline to stop fighting once the frenzy gets them. It seems hopeless. But the group stands and makes a valiant effort--and with some last minute aid from the Freeglade Lancers, and a death-blow to the Shrykes' leader by a young Undertowner, the battle is a success. This is probably the most action-packed book of the series yet, with all its battles and the simultaneous storylines of Rook and Xanth and their qwests to discover who they truly are. The older books and the newer also get more firmly tied together in this installment, giving closure and opening new horizons at the same time

  • Olivia
    2019-01-16 09:40

    I thought the book was definitely not the quality I was used to in the Edge Chronicles series. I felt that the continuity was thrown askew from Twig's backstory, Tem's backstory, and Tweezel's story (told to Xanth). While they are lovely on their own, I think that put together they didn't make much sense in context with the characters. I was also disappointed with Rook joining the Freeglade Lancers. I never felt as close to them as I did the librarian knights, and I think they could have been explained better, or else elaborated on more. However, I loved the parts that featured Xanth (I love him, he's one of my favorites!) and the Freegladers in general, however unrealistic a society like that is.

  • Alison
    2019-01-06 04:38

    First off, I KNOW this book is too young for me. You don't have to tell me that. I started reading this series when I was younger and decided recently that I had to finish it. Pure nostalgia.I love the edge chronicles with all my heart, I remember being enthralled with all the creatures and adventures in the first books. But... this one seemed to fall a little flat. I feel like the whole plot could have been summarised in one sentence and the battle seems to wrap up too quickly for my liking. Nevertheless, I still love the edge chronicles and WILL make it to the end! No matter how many strangers notice me reading a book with illustrations on the train! FREEGLADER!

  • Zac Charnesky
    2019-01-10 12:44

    The book Freeglader, by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddel, was about the further adventures of Rook the librarian knight. It starts off very close to where the last book left off. The librarian knights and undertowners had just barely escaped the ruins of what used to be Undertown. As they struggle to reach the safety of the Free Glades, they recruited the help of the last remaining band of sky pirates to help them cross the barren Mire. When they finally reach the deep woods, they are attacked by the Shryke Army and then the Goblin Army. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes suspenseful adventure books.

  • Jacob Boorsma
    2019-01-06 10:32

    That's the thing with a series. You can just link it to the past and it's amazing. Tweezel, who was featured in the stories of Quint and Maris, who is so ancient but still around. And Tem Barkwater, who was part of the Wind Jackals crew in Quint, ánd Quints crew, ánd Twig, where he went into the Twilight Woods. You think he is lost but he returns. I even found out that the professor of Light/Darkness, who's last name is Vespius, is related to Linius Pallitax' wife, whos last name is also Vespius. So he also comes from a high family from way back. It is these things that makes the stories so exciting.

  • Kell
    2018-12-31 06:25

    *REVIEWED FOR PUBLISHER*Undertown is no more, New Sanctaphrax has been destroyed and the Mire has all but been washed away – life on The Edge has changed drastically and those who have survived have to make their way to the Free Glades at the heart of the Deepwoods. But the journey is arduous, and there are those whose ambitions lie in enslaving the new Freegladers. Rook will face his biggest challenge yet as he fights for freedom and uncovers the truth of his mysterious past. Both compelling and inspiring, this is a fitting end to the Rook Trilogy.

  • Amanda
    2019-01-05 05:27

    Another good book from Stewart and Riddell. I've really enjoyed the stories involving Rook Barkwater, and was happy to finally connect the dots of his ancestry. If I ever read this series again, I think I will read it in chronological order, rather than the order in which they were written and released...or rather, I will read the three involving Twig, followed by the three involving Quint, and lastly the three involving Rook. Well, I still have two books left in the series, and I look forward to continuing to learn about Quint.

  • Dhen Dhen
    2018-12-23 10:42

    Nothing ends a good book like an epic all-out war.Freeglader ended Rook's trilogy. I'm still wondering why The Edge is not recognized that much. Every book is as action-packed as the last. Nostalgia is a recurring feeling; the order of the books made sure of it. It explore sensitive issues like slavery and racism. I guess you really can't get away with that since the creatures come in different variaties. I think the series needs a tiny bit of humor. It's too serious considering it's intended for children. (I don't know how many times I said that already.)

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    2019-01-05 05:36


  • Joanna
    2019-01-23 05:39

    Over all a really good book, I enjoyed it more than the previous book in the Rook series. I prefer the Twig series to the Rook series, and I miss the old Sanctaphrax and Undertown, but I still give this book 5 stars as it has an intriguing plot, great characters and creatures, and leaves some questions unanswered until the very end. The Edge Chronicles are probably my favorite adventure books. :)

  • Philippe Lhoste
    2019-01-22 06:34

    Fin du second cycle.La population d'Infraville fuit la ville détruite par la tempête, doit traverser le bourbier et affronter les pie-grièche.Rémiz survit mais perd la mémoire, Xanth doit être jugé pour balancer ses actes en tant que gardien de la tour et ses actes de bravoure pour sauver ses amis. Les Franches-Clairières sont menacées par de terribles ennemis...L'histoire est toujours bien menée et palpitante. Une bonne série.

  • Flower
    2019-01-20 09:34

    My friend & I were out over the ocean on a pier & saw lightening & this series came up in discussion. We true love the series. Twig is the greatest character & we would like one more book involving "more adventures of Twig." Please & thank you! My friend had not finished the series & I highly recommended that he do that, then read the Muddle Earth trilogy. If you haven't finished the series, it is a must. All you questions will be answered.

  • Duane
    2019-01-16 09:47

    This edition of the Edge chronicles brings us as the Undertowners travel to the Free Glades. The goblins, shrykes, and just about everyone else in Edgeland are after the librarian and undertowners. I really enjoy the character, Xanxth, and this book really showcases his character development. A nice read in the edition.

  • Erin
    2018-12-28 12:21

    Started out a bit slow, but then it turned out to be one of the best books in the series. It cleared up a lot of questions about all the characters throughout the series also.I could have done without the battle, but that's only because I get bored reading about wars and battles.