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Chris Riddell is the co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, with Paul Stewart. He has illustrated many children’s books including the award-winning Pirate Diary. He is also the political cartoonist for the Guardian and Observer newspapers.

Talking to Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell about the Edge Chronicles

Q. What was your inspiration for The Edge Chronicles?
Paul:
The Edge Chronicles started off with the map. Chris drew it and gave it to me saying, 'here is the world, tell me what happens there.'
Chris: I drew a map that looked like the edge of a map because I’ve always been fascinated by the edges of... Read More


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Barnaby Grimes: Phantom of Blood Alley
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, high-stacking his way across the rooftops of his city in search of adventure and mystery. In each tale, he encounters a supernatural force and must battle the horrors that await him.

In this new adventure, Barnaby finds himself in the fiercely competitive world of early photography... Read More
 





Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

BARNABY GRIMES IS a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and “highstacking” around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. In this first adventure, Barnaby is attacked one night by an enormous dog and soon finds himself swept up in a world of crooked doctors... Read More
 





Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Hardcover

BARNABY GRIMES IS a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and “highstacking” around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. In this first adventure, Barnaby is attacked one night by an enormous dog and soon finds himself swept up in a world of crooked doctors... Read More
 





Barnaby Grimes: Return of the Emerald Skull
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

Barnaby Grimes isa tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and high-stacking around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. This is a fantastic romp through a Dickensian-style city, with a wonderful new hero in the guise of Barnaby.

After collecting a strange parcel from a deserted... Read More
 





Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

“The corpses swayed where they stood, their bony arms outstretched before them and tattered sleeves hanging limply in the foggy air. I smelled the sourness of the sewers about them; that, and the sweet whiff of death. Their sunken eyes bored into mine. I was surrounded. . . .”

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Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Trade Paperback

BARNABY GRIMES IS a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and “highstacking” around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. In this first adventure, Barnaby is attacked one night by an enormous dog and soon finds himself swept up in a world of crooked doctors... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: Clash of the Sky Galleons
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

THE QUINT TRILOGY, Book III

Quint is traveling 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 what it... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: The Immortals
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

Nate Quarter is a lowly lamplighter in the phraxmines of the Eastern Woods, until treachery forces him to flee for his life to the mighty city of Great Glade.

But these are turbulent times. In far-off Hive, the spectacular city founded by the goblin tribes, the clan leaders are preparing for war... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles 10: The Immortals
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Trade Paperback

Nate Quarter is a lowly lamplighter in the phraxmines of the Eastern Woods, until treachery forces him to flee for his life to the mighty city of Great Glade.

But these are turbulent times. In far-off Hive, the spectacular city founded by the goblin tribes, the clan leaders are preparing for war... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: Beyond the Deepwoods
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

THE TWIG TRILOGY, Book I

When thirteen-year-old Twig discovers that he was abandoned at birth by an unknown outsider, he leaves his woodtroll family behind and sets off on a journey through and beyond the dangerous Deepwoods. As he makes his way through a nightmarish world of goblins and trogs, bloodthirsty beasts... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: Stormchaser
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

THE TWIG TRILOGY, Book II

Sixteen-year-old Twig is eager to begin his new life as a sky pirate on board the famous Stormchaser. The crew's quest: to collect stormphrax—the precious, magical substance formed at the heart of a storm—in order to save the floating city of Sanctaphrax. Only a sky ship as... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: Stormchaser
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Trade Paperback

Since his childhood in the DeepWoods, young Twig has always longed to soar above the forest canopy and explore the sky. Now a crew member on his father’s sky pirate ship, the Stormchaser, his dream seems fulfilled. But a much higher destiny awaits Twig. The lofty city of Sanctaphrax—built on a... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: Midnight Over Sanctaphrax
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

THE TWIG TRILOGY, Book III

Out in the open sky, a ferocious storm threatens the magnificent floating city of Sanctaphrax. Only Twig, who has dared to sail over the Edge, knows of the approaching danger. But before he can return home, his sky ship is destroyed, scattering his crew across the world... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: Midnight Over Sanctaphrax
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Trade Paperback

SANCTAPHRAX WILL BE destroyed by the energy of the Mother Storm. . . .

Far over the Edge, the Mother Storm is brewing—a storm more terrifying than any seen in the lifetime of any Edgelander. Sweeping in from the open sky, it must strike the source of the Edgewater River to... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: The Curse of the Gloamglozer
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

THE QUINT TRILOGY, Book I

Quint, the son of a sky pirate captain and new apprentice to Linius Pallitax, the Most High Academe, has been given some highly important tasks. Just how important, Quint is about to find out as he and Linius's only daughter, Maris, are plunged into a terrifying adventure... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: The Curse of the Gloamglozer
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Trade Paperback

In the floating city of Sanctaphrax, fusty old professors scheme and bicker with each other as they study the weather in minute detail—mistsifting, fogprobing, researching the air blowing in from beyond the Edge. But some experiments are best left alone. . . .

Quint is the son of a sky pirate captain... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles 5: The Last of the Sky Pirates
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Hardcover

A dramatic and exuberant fantasy adventure filled with colourful and imaginative characters and illustrated with exquisite detail.

Fifty years after the floating city of Sanctaphrax was swept away, the Edgeworld has changed for the worse. Cruel shrykes control the great Mire Road, while slave labour is endemic.

When... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: The Winter Knights
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

THE QUINT TRILOGY, Book II

In the great floating city of Sanctaphrax, blizzards howl through the streets as the Edgeworld descends into an endless winter. Quint, the son of a sky pirate, has just begun his training at the Knights Academy—training that involves heading out over the Edge on tethers to develop...

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Edge Chronicles: The Last of the Sky Pirates
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Trade Paperback

The newest paperback installment in the exciting Edge Chronicles!

Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer-chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight—one of those sent out to explore the mysteries of their world. When his chance comes, Rook grabs it! Breaking... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

THE ROOK TRILOGY, Book I

Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight—one of those sent out to explore the mysteries of their world. Somewhere out there lie the secrets of the past—including the lost... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: Vox
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

THE ROOK TRILOGY, Book II

High in the crumbling Palace of Statues, oily Vox Verlix—the Most High Academe in name, but really no more than a lowly prisoner—is brewing a terrible plot to take over power in Edgeworld once again. Rook stumbles upon the truth when he is taken captive and forced... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: Freeglader
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
eBook

THE ROOK TRILOGY, Book III

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...

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Edge Chronicles: Freeglader
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Trade Paperback

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... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: Clash of the Sky Galleons
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Trade Paperback

Quint is traveling 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 what it
really means to be a... Read More
 





Edge Chronicles: Vox
Written by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Trade Paperback

The newest paperback installment in the exciting Edge Chronicles!

In the second novel in the Rook Barkwater sequence, the young knight librarian attempts to stop the dark might of the Most High Academe. High in the crumbling Palace of Statues, oily Vox Verlix—the Most High Academe in name, but really no more... Read More
 

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