The Edge Chronicles Twig Saga

The Edge Chronicles Twig Saga

Infobox VG| title = The Edge Chronicles Twig Saga
publisher = Random House
genre = Fantasy Adventure
ratings = Random House: Pre-Teen (PT)
There are nine books (but ten planned) in The Edge Chronicles that revolve around three central characters: Quintinius Verginix (also known as Cloud Wolf), his son Twig, and Twig's grandson, Rook Barkwater, all in the time when they are about 13-17 years old. There are three books for Twig; "Beyond the Deepwoods," "Stormchaser," and "Midnight over Sanctaphrax." The three books for Rook are "The Last of the Sky Pirates," "Vox," and "Freeglader." There are now 3 books in circulation for Quint: "The Curse of the Gloamgloazer," "The Winter Knights" and "Clash of the Sky Galleons," which was released on September 2006.

Twig Saga books

The first three books of the Edge Chronicles that were published make up the Twig Saga. They are:
* Beyond the Deepwoods
* Stormchaser
* Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

There is also one final book in the Twig saga: The Stone Pilot, a special book released in 2006 as an exclusive World Book Day book.


The Twig Saga's Main Characters


*Twig
*Cowlquape
*Professor of Light
*Professor of Darkness
*Rook Barkwater
*Xanth Filatine
*Roost-mother Muleclaw I (eaten by wig-wigs)
*Roost-mother Muleclaw II (blown up)
*Roost-mother Muleclaw III (kiled Xanth Filatine)
*Vilnix Pompolnius
*Spelda & Tuntum - Woodtrolls adults
*Caterbird - Caterbird(twig was at his hatching
*Banderbear - Banderbear(reason twig is friends with banderbears,eaten by wig-wigs)
*The Gloamglozer- Gloamglozer
*Stormchaser Crew
**Cloud Wolf (Twig's father [Quint] and captain)
**Slyvo Spleethe (Quartermaster)
**Tem Barkwater (Rook's great-grand father)
**Stope Boltjaw - Grey Goblin (This is Stope from the Winter knights)
**Maugin (Stone Pilot) - Termagant Trog (Maugin never became termagant, so she resembles a young girl)(let at riverrise,go read about it in midnight over sanctaphrax)
**Hubble - Albino banderbear
**Mugbutt - Flat head goblin
**Spiker (Lookout) - Oakelf
*Edgedancer Crew (Twig's ship)
**Wingnut Sleet (Quartermaster)
**Maugin (Stone Pilot) - Termagant Trog
**Goom - Banderbear
**Woodfish - Waterwaif (can read thoughts)
**Spooler (Lookout) - Oakelf
**Tarp Hammelherd - Slaughterer
**Bogwitt - Flat head goblin from sanctaphrax(former gaurd of the treasery)
*Skyraider crew (Twig's second ship, relieved from Thunderbolt Vulpoon)
**Wingnut Sleet (Quartermaster)
**Tarp Hammelherd - Slaughterer
**Bogwitt - Flat head goblin
**Grimlock - Brogtroll
**Teasel - Mobgnome
**Jervis - Gnokgoblin
**Stile - Goblin
**Maugin (Stone Pilot) - Termagant Trog
**Goom - Banderbear
**Woodfish - Waterwaif
*Fourthlings are the human equivalent on the Edge, Just read the books, and you'll find out properly.

Twig Saga Summary

Beyond The Deepwoods

Twig is a young lad, the hero of The Edge Chronicles' Twig Saga. He was brought up by Spelda, a woodtroll, who treated him as her own. His mother, Maris, took him there because she and her husband, Cloud Wolf, were on a crew which had to return to Undertown by foot. Twig, being only an infant, wouldn't have survived the journey. When Twig was close to his thirteenth birthday, Cloud Wolf returned to the woodtroll village. Spelda, afraid that Cloud Wolf would try to take Twig back, sent Twig to live with a cousin until Cloud Wolf had gone. Twig, however, strayed from the forest path and got lost. He had a great adventure in the Deepwoods until, finally, he was reunited with his father who had been stranded in the Deepwoods after his ship was struck by lightning.

tormchaser

Twig returns two years later in Stormchaser, now a crew member on his father's sky ship. The scholarly city of Sanctaphrax is perilously close to floating away, so Cloud Wolf agrees to an offer from his old friend, the Professor of Light; he must retrieve some stormphrax to weigh the floating rock down. When Slyvo Spleethe finds out that Twig is Cloud Wolf's son, he attempts to hold Twig to ransom. He causes Cloud Wolf's ship, the Stormchaser, to lose control and its crew are thrown into the Twilight Woods, except Slyvo and Mugbutt who are killed, and Cloud Wolf himself who is taken by the Great Storm into open sky. As Twig and the rest of the crew make their way through the Twilight Woods, one by one they are lost to the sinister trickery of the forest. Hubble and Spiker are killed on the Mire by the mysterious Screed Toetaker, formerly Screedius Tollinix, a knight academic (like Cloud Wolf). The three remaining crew (Twig, the Stone Pilot, and the Professor of Light) reach Screeds old sky ship, and get it working again despite the death of the Professor. At one point, Twig The stone pilot, revealed as "Maugin" are sitting together,watching the sky. Maugin tells Twig to make a wish. Twig looks at her and answers "I already have", which may imply that they share a kiss at that point. Finally, Twig and Maugin return to Sanctaphrax with the required stormphrax, and overthrow the tyrannical Most High Academe, Vilnix Pompolnius, and reinstates the Professor of Darkness.

Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

Twig, now the captain of his own sky ship, the Edgedancer, sets off with a new crew and the Caterbird to find his father. He finds himself in the Stone Gardens unable to remember if he found his father or not. He and his new friend Cowlquape set off to retrieve Twig's lost crew with the hopes that they will remember what happened. Twig and Cowlquape track down the missing crew members from all corners of the Edge, until they find the Stone Pilot, Maugin at riverrise. She tells Twig that the Mother Storm is approaching to revitalise the Edge, but Sanctaphrax is in her way. Twig and Cowlquape must get to Undertown before midnight to cut the anchor chain, sending Sanctaphrax(and the professer of darkness) hurtling away into open sky. Cowlquape becomes high acedeme.

The Stone Pilot

This is an exclusive story, tracing the history of Maugin, the Stone Pilot, who Twig meets in Stormchaser. Maugin is a termagant trog, destined to change from a beautiful delicate creature into the fearsomely impressive adult termagant at her first blooding, due very soon. But an ill-fated trip above ground to release her prowlgrin pet into the wild ends with her capture by mercenary Deepwoods slavers. Maugin's subsequent sale to a terrifying scientist - for use in some kind of macabre experiment - could be the end of her, but for the actions of a young sky pirate, Quint Verginix. When Quint takes her on board his father Wind Jackal's skyship, Maugin experiences a world a million miles away from her underground home and begins a new future as a Stone Pilot. Maugin reveals in this book that she and Twig were in love. Twig's caterbird can be seen at the end with the old Twig (continuing from Last of the Sky Pirates)which may indicate that they are about to reunite.

ee also

*Paul Stewart
*Chris Riddell

External links

* [http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/edgechronicles/ Official Random House site]

* [http://www.forumsvibe.com/edgechronicles/ Unofficial Edge Chronicles Fan-Forum]


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