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  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446498262
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560

The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader

Third Book of Rook

The seventh title in this spectacular fantasy series - and the triumphant conclusion of the Rook Barkwater sequence.

Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, Rook Barkwater and his colleagues - the librarian knights, Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends - must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd - not to mention some goblins with plans of their own- A dramatic and exciting conclusion to the Rook Barkwater sequence that takes the reader on a thrilling journey across the Edgeworld.

  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446498262
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560

About the authors

Paul Stewart

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

Chris Riddell is an acclaimed artist of children’s books and a political cartoonist for the Observer. Amongst other titles, Chris illustrates the Ottoline young fiction series and the Goth Girl series, as well as working closely with Paul Stewart on the Edge Chronicles and Wyrmeweald. Children's Laureate from 2015-2017, he has won many awards for his work, including the Nestlé Gold Award, the UNESCO Award for Something Else and the rare honour of three Kate Greenaway Medals.

Praise for The Edge Chronicles 9: Freeglader

An exciting story with a big battle at the end and great illustrations.

Irish Independent

The eagerly awaited conclusion to the Rook Barkwater stories . . . The Edge Chronicles go from strength to strength.

Junior News and Mail (Farnborough)

Four stars out of five! It's very readable.


The Edge series is mentioned in an article about essential books for all primary ages - These illustrated fantasy adventures appeal particularly to boys aged 7-10 and, because of their episodic structure, are marvellous for building reading stamina.


Interview with Paul and Chris featured in the BookMark section of the Funday Times.

The Sunday Times

Authorgraph focussing on Chris Riddell. Mentions the Edge Chronicles.

Books for Keeps

Two page interview with Chris Riddell, co-creator of The Edge Chronicles with Paul Stewart.


Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell attend the launch of The Reading Voyager; a mobile library set to travel around Manchester.

Manchester Evening News

Paul Stewart has woven an incredible story full of intricate details, larger then life characters, and extraordinary adventures...Chris Riddell has once again created detailed, sometimes disturbing, and always entertaining artwork which can be found throughout the book.

Through The Looking Glass

Entertaining fantasy at its finest and, costed out per exciting incident, would prove exceptionally good value for money.


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