The first book in a brand new series of Edge Chronicles adventures, from Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.
If he didn't get out of the city now, he was as good as dead.
Cade has never met his uncle, the infamous 'descender' Nate Quarter, who years ago committed heresy by lowering himself over the cliff-face of the Edge. But Nate has returned, and the Academy of Flight are looking for revenge against all of his supporters -- including Cade. So now he has to run. With no money and nowhere else to go, Cade's only option is to stow away aboard the Xanth Filatine -- a mighty sky-ship bound for the city of Hive. But getting onto the ship is only the beginning of his troubles as he runs afoul of thieving goblins, brutal skymarshals, and the unpleasant-sounding threat of 'skyfiring'.
Stewart and Riddell return to the world of the Edge Chronicles with the first in a brand new series of adventures starring Cade Quarter.
Welcome to a world like no other. Welcome to the Edge.
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PAUL STEWART is a highly regarded author of books for young readers -- everything from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. Together with Chris Riddell, he is co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, which has sold over three million books and is now available in over thirty languages. They are also co-creators of the Far-Flung Adventure series, which includes Fergus Crane, Gold Smarties Prize Winner, Corby Flood and Hugo Pepper, Silver Nestle Prize Winners, and the Barnaby Grimes Series.
CHRIS RIDDELL is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. He has won the UNESCO Award for Something Else, has twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal, and was shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award. He is also the acclaimed political cartoonist for the Observer.
"The most entertaining young adult fantasy series since the Chronicles of Narnia" The Last Word Books "Fantastically illustrated" Sunday Times
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