Saturday, September 23, 2006

Stormchaser (Twig 2) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Author: Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
ISBN # 0552554235

Publisher: Corgi

First Published: 1999

394 pages

Since his childhood in the Deepwoods, young Twig has always longed to soar above the forest canopy and explore the sky. Now a lowly crew-member on his father's sky pirate ship, the Stormchaser, his dream seems fulfilled. But a much higher destiny awaits Twig as plots and treacheries from many years ago bring the lofty city of Sanctaphrax - home of the Edgeworld's most learned academics - to the point of disaster. For the city is built on a giant rock, floating high in the sky, its future balance dependent on stormphrax - a valuable yet extremely volatile substance obtained only from the heart of a Great Storm at the very instant it unleashes its most intense power. And only a ship such as the Stormchaser could risk entering the Storm...

Since Twig found his father, his life has changed dramatically and his adventure continues not on the ground where he has spent his whole life, but high above the clouds on his father’s Sky Ship, living his dream! Their quest to collect stormphrax – a substance that will keep the city of Sanctaphrax from floating off into Open Sky – is difficult and dangerous, but Twig rises to the challenge. But this adventure may be more perilous than any of the crew could ever have imagined as they venture into the heart of a Great Storm and find that the Twighlight Woods may be more than they bargained for! This is gripping stuff!

Rating: 7


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