Saturday, September 23, 2006

Vox (Rook 2) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Author: Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
ISBN # 0552554278

Publisher: Corgi

First Published: 2003

395 pages

High in the crumbling Palace of Statues, oily Vox Verlix - nominally the Most High Academe but no more than a prisoner in reality - is brewing a terrible plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, leaving him free to take over once again. Rook Barkwater, a young librarian knight, stumbles upon the truth when he is taken captive and forced to work for Vox. But can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian colleagues? This is a dramatic and menacing new adventure, illustrated throughout with marvellously imaginative black and white illustrations.

Scurrilous schemes abound in the second book in the Rook Trilogy, as Vox Verlix, Most High Academe, hatching a cunning plan that could destroy New Sanctaphrax and Undertown, and it’s up to Rook and the Librarian Knights to foil his evil plans… if they can. This is a striking sequel with an explosive plot that is guaranteed to entertain!

Rating: 7


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