Beyond the Deepwoods

Beyond the Deepwoods

Book - 1999
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Twig, who has been raised by Woodtrolls and warned never to go beyond his village, realises his destiny is elsewhere. His adventures lead him to join the crew of the feared skypirates, who may hold the answers to his past.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Corgi, 1999, c1998
Branch Call Number: FICTION STE
Characteristics: 282 p. : ill., map ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Riddell, Chris


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Jul 25, 2017

Quite enjoyable, or at least interesting enough to start after ten and finish that night. I really liked Twig as a character, and his backstory was nicely added. Additionally, the world building - especially the animals - was far better than most authors. Every creature fit into its surroundings, but was new and intriguing at the same time. For instance, even though I hated the wig-wigs, (reasons shall remain undisclosed, unless, of course, you've read the book) I didn't feel like they were forced into the story. Another great point was the technology of The Edge. The different kinds: floating wood, flight-rocks, and more traditional wagons, etc, fit SO well! I am in awe at the author's prowess. The last piece of the story I would like to praise isn't actually part of the story. It's the illustrations. They were in grey pencil, but wonderfully detailed and perfectly suited to the story itself. Illustrations either make or break the atmosphere of a book. I am glad to say that these improved and complemented the book nicely. I am looking foward eagerly to the next book, and I would certainly recommend this one in the meantime!

Apr 21, 2017

Cool beans

FindingJane Jan 11, 2015

From the subtle machinations of political intrigue to brutal skyfighting, the series now turns to melodrama as each chapter brings our hapless protagonist from one misadventure to another. See him outrun the malodorous halitoad! Witness him fight a poisonous hover worm! Watch as he barely escapes the flesh-eating maw of a bloodoak! Applaud when he breaks out from the bowels of the gluttonous Gyle Goblin Colony! Gasp while he tries to outpace the ravenous wig-wigs!

It’s just one thing after another for poor Twig. But he’s a likeable fellow. You can’t help but cheer him on as he wanders, eager to find his place in the world. The book also has a startling but familiar revelation and the reappearance of an old nemesis. Both give a purpose and meaning to Twig’s meandering and bring the novel to a satisfying close.

If you were ever a fan of old-time Saturday morning serials, complete with actions of derring-do and cliffhangers (or even if you’re not), this installment in the Edge Chronicles will more than satisfy.

alicat42 Jul 24, 2014

the cover is a lot cooler than the actual book (yes i judged a book by it's cover)

ChristchurchLib Jul 23, 2013

"Twig has never quite fit in among his family of woodtrolls, and when he's 13, he learns the reason why: he's actually a human who was abandoned in the woods as a baby. But to seek a new destiny, Twig will have to travel through the treacherous Deepwoods. Can he avoid the clutches of vicious, slimy, monsters like Banderbears, Wigwigs, and the Termagant Trog - not to mention the sky pirates that lurk beyond the woods - long enough to unearth the secrets of his past? Find out in this whimsical, fast-paced read (first in the 10-book Edge Chronicles) loaded with action and humour." Kids' Books July 2013 newsletter

May 03, 2013

Very weird but ingenious!

haywardfamily Jan 05, 2012

Too icky and gross for me. Couldn't finish it.

Dec 21, 2011


Aug 26, 2011

I really did enjoy this book. I found that is was quite choppy at times but I loved the twist at the end and found it a satisfying read.

Mar 19, 2011

The most unbelievably good series. Just thinking about it now gives me chills. The world of the Edge is so amazingly real. I feel the way I did when I read The Lord of the Rings; like you are reading history, not fiction. I definitely recommend reading the books in order, although it may seem strange initially. I know that in the back it shows you like 'Twig's story' and 'Quint's story' but read it in order. I feel it was meant for all the truths to be revealed in that order, otherwise the impact isn't as strong.

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