Young Twig lives in the Deepwoods, among the woodtrolls, but he
isn't one of them. In a brave attempt to find out where he
truly belongs, Twig wanders into the mysterious, fascinating and
sometimes hazardous world beyond the Deepwoods. In his travels he
encounters myriad peculiar creatures, like his wise guardian, the
caterbird; the slaughterers, a peaceful race who butcher animals
for their livelihood; and the vicious, bile-swilling rotsucker.
Always mindful of the Gloamglozer, whose presence haunts the
thoughts of all the inhabitants of the Edge, Twig pursues his quest
until he discovers his roots, not among the trees, but in the
skies. With his new allies, the sky pirates, Twig prepares to
embark on his next adventure.
Fabulously illustrated ... And written with more than usual elegance The Sunday Times A richly inventive fantasy Literary Review At the sharp end of today's fantasy novels The Times For readers who love fantasy -- Kate Scarbourgh Independent 20060726 Packed with action and adventure. There is a touch of the Lewis Carrolls to its authors' enthusiastic and uninhibited inventiveness and to the illustrations Starburst