The eighth spectacular title in this amazing series, stepping back in time to follow The Curse of the Gloamglozer.
Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell are the creators of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles, which have sold over two million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Their other collaborations include the Barnaby Grimes series and the Far Flung Adventures, the first of which, Fergus Crane, won the 2004 Gold Smarties Prize. Paul Stewart is the author of a number of previous titles for children including The Midnight Hand and The Wakening (a Federation of Children's Book Groups Pick of the Year) for the Yearling list. Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. Winner of many prestigious awards including the UNESCO Prize (for Something Else), the Kate Greenaway Medal (in 2001 and 2004 for Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver') and the Gold Nestle Prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, he is also the political cartoonist for the Observer.
"Stunningly original" Guardian "Fabulously illustrated" The Sunday Times "Packed with action and adventure. There is a touch of the Lewis Carrolls to its authors' enthusiastic and uninhibited inventiveness and to the illustrations" Starburst "This series is so exceptional ... I'd bet good money on it still being in print a century from now" Interzone "Paul Stewart has created a world which in many ways is not unlike our own ... both fascinating and thought provoking ... a story which cannot be set aside once it has begun" Through the Looking Glass 20060801