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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Book Review: The Immortals by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell

The Immortals by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
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The Immortals
by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
Edge Chronicles

David Fickling Books
ISBN-10: 0-375-83743-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-375-83743-2
Publication Date: September, 2010
List Price: $19.99

Review: It all begins in the city of Great Glade, and the story takes place on The Edge {A chunk of land flying in mid-air}. There is dust everywhere and the rock in the mines are so strange because the darkness makes the rocks shatter to the ground because of its weight. If the rock gets too bright, it will make the rocks explode! This is the setting of The Immortals (the final book in the Edge Chronicles) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, Nathaniel {or as he liked to be called, Nate} is a normal, wimpy, thirteen-year-old kid who's job is to keep the rocks dimly lit so they can be easily cut. He works in the mine to help his family. Rudd, his friend, is a fourteen-year-old muscle man who cuts the rocks in the mine. He gets the most pay because he does a lot of work. He started working in the mine at the age of eleven. Together, these two can practically do anything.

Another character is Commander Copperwood, and Nate and Rudd will stop at nothing to destroy him. Commander Copperwood is an evil character who kidnaps Rudd's parents! So, Nate and Rudd go around the world sailing on flying ships {Yes, flying ships} and run around the planet to hunt down Commander Copperwood. They experience crazy encounters like giant goblins and game shows that involve five ten-thounsand men phalanxes to hunt the people down. Will they ever catch onto Commander Copperwood? Will Rudd ever get his parents back?

Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart are the authors of this book who have a creative mind for the entire book. I loved this book. I liked how in a way, the characters were peers to me, so I can better understand how the character feels during various times in the story. I give this book a five out of five stars for all of the action going on throughout the story. The book is fully loaded with detailed photos so you can get an image of the characters looks.

Review written by Max (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of The Immortals for this review.

Have you read The Immortals? How would you rate it?

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