Title: The Immortals (The Edge Chronicles # 10)
Author: Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Published: March 16 2009 by Doubleday
For readers who love fantasy, the most spectacular Edge story yet!
Nate Quarter, a young Lamplighter from the mines of the eastern woods, is propelled on an epic journey of self-discovery that encompasses tournaments, battles, revolutions and a final encounter with the Immortals themselves.
This is the final tale in the Edge Chronicles sequence and it is a fabulous climax to the most original and dramatic fantasy series being written today. Set years into the future, this book is ideal for new readers to discover the series before going back to read the “history” of Twig, Rook and Quint.
Packed with incredible illustrations from Chris Riddell, this is a wonderfully funny, moving and utterly inventive book
Book Hoarder here. Sorry for the lack of review. It's been 1 week since my last review and finally here's a new one.
Its the last book for the Edge Chronicles. If you don't know this book then where were you all this time? nah just joking. The Edge Chonicles is very unique story which transcends time and connects the faith of 4 young lads. The Immortals is the last book for the Edge and the story revolves around young Nate Quarter and his adventure on the Third Age of Flight.
The book is a bit lengthy compared to the books before it and it is divided mainly into 4 parts. This four parts are situated towards the main places in the land of Edge, The Great Glade, The Hive, The Riverrise and The Edge. If I have not said it in my previous reviews this genre of "Other World" is my favorite type of story and Edge is one of the best. One thing that might get you into reading this series is that it has very high quality illustrations made my Chris Riddell.
Above is one of the maps for The Immortals
Now for the review part of the book.
Honestly for a long time I really wanted to read this last part but due to it being released in my busiest time when I was in college it is only now that I managed to grab a copy. (i think it is rare now?) So for 1 week this was the book I was reading and it did not disappoint me.
It was still well written. It still gives you the time to imagine this fantastic land with rich details and description of the places, animals, people that exists within the story. And with illustrations placed on a regular basis you will never get lost in imagining the story.
Nate Quarter's personality still has the same "heroic but innocent" quality as Rook, Twig, and Quint had in the previous books (they were the main protagonists in the previous 9 books) You will easily like him as a person and as the story goes you will sympathize with him with every emotion that he feels. Its as if you are an additional companion to his group.
The art is still superb as always. Very detailed. It is like the mangas I am reading so no disappointment for that area.
If you know Kamen Rider Decade and also Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, in some way this book is similar to that. you get the feeling of nostalgia since a lot of past characters are mentioned.
Storywise, I really prefer the last 2 parts. My big problem with the 1st part is that it focuses too much on the politics of the land. And also the air of mystery and adventure is somewhat lost in the pages. But Im really glad when they finally got to the Riverrise Part. It feels like they are back on track.
So with that slight problem of the first part, I might have given it a perfect score but...
I give this book 4 whales.