A second title to feature young librarian knight Rook as he and his corebels combine forces to challenge the dark might of the Guardians of the Night who are taking more and more of the power in the Edgeworld. The oily Vox, once Most High Academe and now a puppet ruler in New Sanctaphrax, becomes the focus in this new dramatic and thrilling adventure, illustrated throughout with marvellously imaginative black and white illustrations.
Paul Stewart is the author of a number of previous titles for children including The Midnight Hand and The Wakening (a Federation of Children's Book Groups Pick of the Year) for the Yearling list. Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children and has won the Unesco Award for Something Else, and the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2002 for Pirate Diary. He is also the acclaimed political cartoonist for the Guardian and the Observer. Together they create a marvellous writing team.