Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Winter Knights (Quint 2) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Author: Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
ISBN # 0552551260

Publisher: Corgi

First Published: 2005

416 pages

In the great floating city of Sanctaphrax, blizzards howl through the streets as the Edgeworld descends into an endless winter. Quint, the son of a sky pirate, has just begun his training at the Knights Academy - training that involves heading out over the Edge on tethers to develop his flying skills. But when Quint breaks the rules and head out to Open Sky on his own, he runs into the great sky leviathan known as a cloud-eater, and must use all his skill and ingenuity if catastrophe is not to strike the Edgeworld...

Sanctaphrax is gripped in a seemingly never-ending winter and it’s up to Quint, newly enrolled in the Knights Academy, to follow in his father’s footsteps and take the helm of a great Sky Ship and avert disaster. This is every bit as exciting as The Curse of the Gloamglozer, filled with thrills and spills on every page. The illustrations are delightful and the story is so well-written that the reader is instantly transported to a world of floating rocks and strange creatures that control the weather.

Quint’s adventures will continue in Clash of the Sky Galleons.

Rating: 8


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