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Book Title: The Edge Chronicles 11: The Nameless One: First Book of Cade|
The author of the book: Paul Stewart
ISBN 13: 9780857532343
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 7.2
Date of issue: January 30th 2014
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A couple of years ago, I read The Immortals. It was the last book in The Edge Chronicles, after three sagas, a book of interconnecting short-ish stories, that book wrapped up ~600 years of The Edge, so many threads, in a magnificent and moving way. I never wrote a review for that book, as it was hard to express how wonderful it was and what a perfect finish to the series.
Then this comes along...
A new saga. A saga set around the nephew, Cade, of the primary protagonist of the last book, Nate Quarter.
Sometimes excitement and fear come together and you're never quite sure which one is winning. This is the mix I've experienced since I first heard it was going to be published, and I pre-ordered the book the day it was made available to do so. After The Immortals, they could not really help but ruin it after all - but still, The Edge is back!
So how did they do? Well... it's pretty good, not up to the peak of the previous book, but then it is starting a saga, not ending three. This book feels a lot like Beyond The Deepwoods to me, introducing The Edge again, at least in part, and particularly introducing the new characters, getting them bonded and setting the scene. Whilst the book has it's share of adventures and scrapes, it is totally preparing the ground for the next novel. Indeed I'm positive the next novel will start within a few minutes of the end of this book given the last few lines. I expect the next book will be a substantial improvement.
One criticism is the quantity and accuracy of the pictures. These books have always been the peak of the collaboration between Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, and it seems to me that integration is not as entwined in recent years. The illustration style in this book is much more like it is in the Wyrmeweald series; occasional side panels on pages, or rare whole page illustrations - not the constant smattering of illustrations weaved through the text that the Edge Chronicles usually have. There are some, but mostly it is the panel variety - which are not as engaging. Perhaps it is lazy publishing, and people cannot be bothered with the effort of laying out pages more intricately; or Riddell might just prefer producing the panels. I note also that the text descriptions did not on occasion match the illustration, an outfit described but something else worn in the picture, etc. It's a shame they are finding that tricky now, as it used to be flawless. Hopefully they can improve in that regard.
I've read pretty much all of these authors' extensive works together and this series remains my favourite, as it is with millions of other people. Overall, I'm pleased that it has arisen from the dead.
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Read information about the authorPaul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers – from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. Together with Chris Riddell he is co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles, which has sold more than three million copies and is available in over twenty languages. They have also collaborated together on lots of other exciting books for children of all ages. The Far-Flung Adventure series includes the Gold Smarties Prize Winner Fergus Crane, and Corby Flood and Hugo Pepper, both Silver Nestle Prize Winners. Then there are the Barnaby Grimes books, two Muddle Earth adventures, and the sci-fi Scavenger and fantasy Wyrmeweald trilogies. For younger readers there is the Blobheads series, while for the very young, Paul has written several picture books, including the Rabbit and Hedgehog series, In the Dark of the Night and, his latest, Wings.
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