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The Edge Chronicles: Beyond the Deepwoods Book Review Summary

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Far away, a vast land called the Edge juts out into the emptiness, suspended amid the empty sky, a waterfall pouring over its edge into the emptiness. This unusual land is home to many peoples and creatures, strange and often frightening. While one make a fortune here in many ways, one can also meet one's doom in an equally diverse number of ways. The most terrifying creature is the Gloamglozer, a mythical being which can lure beings to the edge of their world. Aimed at young readers, older readers can still enjoy the series' fantastic imagination and unusual sytle.

In the Deepwoods, far in the interior of this land, a human boy named Twig lives with a woodtroll tribe, adopted by a woodtroll family as a baby. Needless to say, he never quite fits in with the other woodtrolls. When he turns thirteen, his mother admits that she adopted him, and tearfully sends him off to meet a mysterious relative who can help him find his destiny. Instead, he violates the dictum that the woodtrolls live by: never stray from the path. When he does, things go haywire.

Vaguely promised a great destiny, he heads through the Deepwoods, meeting a wide variety of strange creatures and sometimes nearly getting eaten by them. He meets and befriends a huge but timid banderbear, nearly gets eaten by a carnivorous tree and meets a tribe of red-faced slaughterers. The storytelling is episodic, with Twig coming across one odd group of creatures after another, but still very imaginative.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen

Setting

Terrain    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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