Midnight Over Sanctaphrax (Twig #3) (The Edge Chronicles #3)

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Title: Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Series: The Edge Chronicles

Author: Chris Riddell & Paul Stewart

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Genre: Children’s SFF

Pages: 370

Format: Kindle

 

Synopsis:

Twig is over the Edge, looking for his father. He finds him, and finds out that a great storm of renewal is coming to the Edge and he must release the floating city of Sanctaphrax out of its way.

But Twig, along with his crew, are all blown hither and yon across the Edge, without their memories. Now Twig must mount a rescue expedition for them and try to figure out just what he forgot.

 

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this as much as the previous book. With childrens/middlegrade books it seems that things can go from one extreme to the other in terms of what I like, so I never know how I’m going to come out of these books.

Twig does a lot of growing [ha] in terms of becoming the kind of ship captain that will inspire loyalty from his crew. He never gives up in his search for them, even while providing us with some really fun adventures. Fun to read about, not necessarily fun to experience.

I am wondering if at some point the adventures will move away from Twig and onto some other character? Mainly because I’ve seen this [and have catalogued as such] as the Edge Chronicles while concurrently being the Twig series. With 10 books in the series, I can imagine at some point Twig becoming a minor, but famous, character. I haven’t cared enough to look ahead and part of me doesn’t want to know. I just want to experience the things as they come along to me.

Stormchaser (Twig #2) (The Edge Chronicles #2)

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Title: Stormchaser
Series: The Edge Chronicles
Author: Chris Riddell & Paul Stewart
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Battle Axes
Genre:  Children’s SFF
Pages: 402
Format: Kindle

 

Synopsis:

Twig is now reunited with his father, who promptly leaves him behind to go have a grand adventure.

Twig ends up saving the adventure, the academy, the town and becomes a ship captain in his own right.

 

My Thoughts:

I just lost my whole review of because of one ill advised, not meant to be, swipe of my touchpad on my laptop.

I liked this, more than the previous book. It wasn’t so random, had Twig acting like the young man he is and ended with the bad guys getting theirs while Twig got a sky ship and a crew.

Now I am looking forward to more of this series.

Beyond the Deepwoods (Twig #1) (The Edge Chronicles #1)

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Title: Beyond the Deepwoods

Series: The Edge Chronicles

Author: Chris Riddell & Paul Stewart

Rating: 3  of 5 Battle Axes

Genre: Children’s SFF

Pages: 290

Format: Kindle

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Twig, an unusual wood troll, finds out he is adopted and is sent off to live with a distant relative. He gets off the path and ends up having MANY adventures culminating in finding his father, a human sky pirate.

 

My Thoughts:

I didn’t realize this was a children’s book when I started it. I thought it was for teens. However, I realized my error right away and adjusted my thought process and expectations, hence allowing me to finish this without throwing a hissy fit.

Things happen. That more than adequately sums up how this books works. Several times I kept waiting for the main character to wake up and get back to where he last was only to realize that THIS event was in fact happening and it was NOT a dream sequence. I was ok for the first half of the book and then I started getting antsy and wanting things to wrap up.

I suspect kids would simply accept the abrupt changes in the story, as they can relate, ie, their whole world can change in an instant without any input from them or any kind of control. It is part of being a child.  As an adult I simply had enough. I’m keeping on through the series, but I am glad it will be quite some time before I revisit this series.