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By Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

Unique e-book: 2004 in nice Britian by means of Doubleday

THE ROOK TRILOGY, ebook III

Fleeing from the ruins of recent Undertown, Rook Barkwater and his colleagues—the librarian knights, Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends—must lead the escaping inhabitants to a brand new lifestyles within the unfastened Glades. yet perils aplenty are forward for the crowd—not to say a few goblins with plans in their personal. this is often the dramatic and fascinating end to the Rook Barkwater trilogy that takes the reader on a exciting trip around the Edgeworld.

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Via bartering-halls and merchant-towers, galleries, taverns, hostels and retailers; market-stands, stables and stalls, the amazing glade-eaters smashed an unstoppable direction. forward, North Lake unfolded like an excellent, glittering circle of burnished silver. at the back of them, from alleyways and rubble-strewn passages, sky pirates seemed with cutlasses and pikestaffs, a sky pirate captain at their head. ‘Take out the flat-head overseers! ’ he roared. The symbite goblins grew to become and stampeded again the best way they might come because the sky pirates fell upon the snarling flat-heads. In entrance of them, at Lakeside, the glade-eaters roared on in the direction of the water's part, with the goblins at the furnace- and weapons-platforms throwing themselves from them with yelps of terror. Twenty flat-heads lay at Deadbolt Vulpoon's ft as, round him, the sky pirates bellowed on the backs in their fleeing flat-head comrades. ‘Come again and struggle! ’ ‘Not so courageous now, with no your machines, are you? ’ ‘Freeglader! ’ ‘Freeglader! Freeglader! Freeglader! ’ unexpectedly, a huge explosion sounded from Lakeside because the first powerful glade-eater plunged into the lake, its furnace rupturing because it hit the chilly water and spewing burning and hissing lufwood logs excessive within the air. A second later there has been one other explosion, then one other, and one other, as glade-eater after glade-eater dropped down into North Lake and blew up. quickly a thick steamy fog mingled with the airborne dirt and dust within the rubble-strewn streets of recent Undertown, and as each one explosion sounded, it used to be greeted through a roar of approval from the ghosts, librarian knights and sky pirates clustered on the lake's shore. within the jap farmlands, the goblin military were ready. underneath the ornate cover, Hemtuft struggled to concentration the captured sky pirate telescope at the hazy outlines of ruined constructions. Then the explosions all started. Meegmewl the gray spat noisily. ‘I don't love the sound of that,’ he acknowledged grimly. Rootrott Underbiter nodded. ‘Not solid, no longer good,’ he growled. simply then, out of the thickening cloud of dirt, burst the symbite goblins in a disorganized stampede, with the Freeglade Lancers snapping at their heels. because the terrified symbites ran in the direction of them, the lancers fell again in a line of defense. mom Nectarsweet gave a high-pitched scream. ‘Look! ’ she screeched. ‘Look what they have performed to my darlings! ’ because the final glade-eater plunged into the waters of the North Lake and exploded, a major column of water burst forth into the air like a strong geyser. larger and better it climbed prior to falling unexpectedly away. And there, the place it have been simply moments ahead of, floating head-down at the floor of the water, used to be the physique of the previous Foundry grasp, Hemuel Spume, his boiled dermis having a look pinker in loss of life than ever it had in lifestyles. The waters stilled, and the haunting sound of chanting voices echoed out around the floor of the lake from Lullabee Island at its centre. ‘Ooh-maah, oomalaah. Ooh-maah, oomalaah. Ooh-maah, oomalaah…’ iii The conflict of the Barley Fields Lob hitched up his belly-sling and driven again his straw bonnet.

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