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.
The review of this Book prepared by Robert