I was out of things to read over spring break, so I thought I'd try this series. I had read another series by the same author/illustrator team, the Far-Flung Adventures, which I had loved, so I thought I would see if this one was just as good. It was better. The story is set in a world called the Edge, where many different creatures and beings dwell along-side each other, though not always peacefully. There are ten books in this series, but they are not in chronological order. To get the most out of the series, I recommend you read them in this order: 4, 8, 9, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10. The reason for this is that the books cover different time frames, focusing on different people. Installments 4, 8, and 9 are about Quint, son of a sky-pirate. Books 1, 2, and 3 tell the tale of Twig, an orphaned boy who was brought up by wood trolls. Rook is a brave librarian knight whose adventures are recorded in books 5, 6, and 7. Book 10 stands by itself, set years into the future. This series was wonderful, and I particularly enjoyed the rich vocabulary and the amazing illustrations. This is a series well worth your time. I recommend this series for ages 10 and up. Author: Paul Stewart. Illustrator: Chris Riddell. Release date: 1998 On a scale of 1 being not so good, and 10 being the very best series I've ever read, I rate this series a 6. Check out the website at: www.randomhouse.com/kids/edgechronicles/ Don't stray from the path!