Free Lance enlists in a tournament and cleans up in the jousting and broadsword fighting. That knight he is approached by none other than the King's daughter. She is being blackmailed and needs Free Lance's help. But the blackmailing knight is just a pawn in the dastardly archbishops' plans. Free Lance sets a trap, but captures more tan one treacherous rat. Has he at last bitten off more than he can chew? Full of drama and humour, this swashbuckling fantasy adventure by two of the leading exponents of the genre, sees the return of an action hero who is both charismatic and mysterious, and told in a laconic, Marlowesque first person narrative. Certain to be enjoyed by all readers of The Edge Chronicles and Terry Pratchett, and those aspiring to read them. Part of a unique range of books aimed at 11+s that through integration of text and illustration are also accessible to those with reading abilities of as young as 8, produced
PAUL STEWART is the author of many books for children and with Chris Riddell is the creator of the hugely successful EDGE CHRONICLES series. He lives in Brighton with his wife and two children. CHRIS RIDDELL is the Kate Greenaway Medal winning illustrator of a broad range of highly successful books for children. With author Paul Stewart he is the creator of the best-selling fantasy series THE EDGE CHRONICLES. He has been the political cartoonist for THE OBSERVER newspaper since 1995. He also lives in Brighton with his wife and three children.