Clash of the Sky Galleons (Edge Chronicles)

ISBN: 0385607210
ISBN 13: 9780385607216
By: Paul Stewart Chris Riddell

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In the penultimate book in the Edge Chronicles series, Quint is travelling with his father, Wind Jackal, on a mission to track down and bring to justice Turbot Smeal, the man who started the fire that killed their family. Having left behind his studies at the Knights Academy, Quint is now eager to learn from his father what it really means to be a sky pirate. But, consumed by his desire to capture Smeal, Wind Jackal’ s judgment is flawed, and his actions endanger the lives of his crew — and his son. As they travel from the taverns and backstreets of Undertown and the wonders of the shipbuilders’ yards, to the dark dangers of the Deepwoods, Quint and Maris become separated from the rest of the crew. Finally, at the mysterious, ghostly sky-wreck in Open Sky, they discover the truth about Smeal.

Reader's Thoughts


This is a great series for anyone who enjoys the LoTR or Lemony Snickett type books. In this book, you find out the story of how Quint came into becoming a Sky Pirate. It involves the Deepwoods again which is always my favorite local in this series. A big Sky ship battle climaxes the book with a nice clean ending. Not my favorite in the series but still a good read. I love the illustrations in this series.



An Odd1 hero is newest Galerider crew member: young Quint Verginix, son of sky pirate Wind Jackal, sweet on pretty high-born Maris with dark braids and expertise in healing salves and bandages, but villain and massacres overpower; He luckily heard and remembers Deepwoods survival skills: eat only pine nuts, drink only mushroom nectar, light a pine pitch smoke signal; she ignores and nearly dies. The only humor not inherent in this odd Edge universe (poisonous halitoad breath), is when she does obey warning, hesitates to eat safe morsel "Like" applies to imaginative setting drawn details, not horror, death, destruction. Disaster memorable(view spoiler)[ over final "happy" couple pairing (hide spoiler)]. Prefacing portraits are preferable, like Hugo Pepper and Lake of Skulls - large cast confuses - Spillins, Ratbit, Steg, Tem, Queep p102-5. (view spoiler)[ All die anyway. (hide spoiler)] But cover picture is hollow-eyed fanged mask on Turbot Smeal, former quartermaster who burned down their house and rest of their family a dozen years before in revenge for slave deal gone awry. Now, messages in his name lure the two survivors into traps. Edge wraiths ambush them: swivelling "massive watery eyes too big for shrunken skull-like head, long spidery legs glinting with long needle-like talons, thin spittle-like drool dripping from jaws that dislocate to a gaping maw .. wide enough to swallow a full-grown hammelhorn whole" p35. Everything is exaggerated to excess in this world: plump is elephantine obese, thin is gaunt flat, wrinkled is continuous deep folds, small miniscule, big ginormous. In the Deepwoods, human Maris figure is infinitesimal speck below tall column of beautiful dangers "sleek silvery bark, velvety golden bark, banks of moonbells and dewdorps, tumbledown-furze and com-bushes chirus delicate chimes and plangent humming " p219 (loud, reverberating, often melancholy). Creatures "small translucent cray-spinners with diaphanous wings ..armor-plated hoglets, sharp-tusked and quick .. whooping silver-backed quarms" p223-5. Galerider finds bloodoak to ship, at terrible cost.Enemies come from single and crowd. Handsome blond Thaw Daggerslaw has a "kind noble face" p43, public air of friendly bonhomie to all, privately sells and beats his scrawny young albino banderbear Humble, and aura of deceptive purple heats to angry boiling red. (view spoiler)[From first sight, he wanted Galerider ship, and posed as Smeal to end Verginix line. (hide spoiler)] Multi-pointed two-stride high hatted, Ruptus Pentephraxis large strong High Leaguesmaster of Undertown, seconded by puny Imbix Hoth High Master of the entire Leagues of Flight, noted for his finger spikes p92 unite Undertown Leagues against the sky pirates, and burn out the taverns they favor. Armada of 120 sky pirates vanquished by gargantuan League Bringer of Doom (view spoiler)[ exploded by stormphrax fragment left in place after weighted down over-sized flight rock (hide spoiler)]. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>


This was the best in the series not including the Twig trilogy it is a continuation of Quint and Maris so if you liked those you better read this.Quint was took by his dad onto the skypirate ship to find that the person who killed his family is still alive theyre are Exiting plot twist.


this book was a little more scattered than the other- but that did not take away from its greatness. especially the ending with quint and maris ;D


Slow start, but once the action picked up I couldn't put it down.


I love love LOVE this series!!

Donny G

It was a good book full of details and suspense. I would definatly recommend this bok to a friend but they would fave to read all of the other books in the series starting with the book The Edge.

Nat Howler

Quint has rescues Maris and has left Sanctaphrax, both of them joining Quint's father, Wind Jackal, on his sky-ship. Then Wind Jackal gets the news that Turbot Smeal, his former quartermaster, a man responsible for the deaths of Wind Jackal's family minus Quint, and a man long presumed dead, is still alive. Wind Jackal is prepared to risk everything in his desire to catch the filthy murderer and exact revenge. This leads to a wild-goose chase, which results in hair-raising adventures, with Quint and Maris at one point separated from the sky ship, and lost in the dangerous Deepwoods. A dashing young sky pirate named Thaw Daggerslash joins in the quest for revenge--he too, wants revenge on Smeal, but it seems that Daggerslash has a dark side.During the course of the journey, Quint discovers a plot by the greedy merchants' leagues to put an end to the sky pirates once and for all. It may be up to Quint to save the skies from their tyranny.As always in the Edge Chronicles, this is a gripping tale, characterized by showcasing the characters' strengths and weaknesses, with rich descriptions and illustrations. In particular, this book describes what a sky ship is actually like, and what takes place on one. Join the adventure and sail the skies above The Edge, with Quint, Maris, and Wind Jackal.


I really enjoyed this book because of the adventure shared between father and son. I was a bit sad about the ending though when Wing Jackal died. But was even more shocked when I found out he was betrayed. I would say this book was the best Quint book out of all the other three. It had the best action and exciting moments.

Matthew Young

this is great turmol smeat is back the man that murderoud quints mother and brothers.wind jackel and quint set out a quest for revenge against the sick quartermaster

Emma Elizabeth




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Stephanie Allen

Great climactic end to the best trilogy in the Edge Chronicles.

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