Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell - Author

About the Author

Paul Stewart was born in London. He is a graduate of Lancaster University and of the University of East Anglia's creative writing course. For several years he taught English as a foreign language in Sri Lanka. Returning to England, he continued teaching before becoming a full-time writer.

He is a highly regarded author of books for young readers - everything from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. His first book was published in 1988 and he has since worked for a number of publishers and had over fifty titles published.

Together with Chris Riddell, he is co-creator of the Far-Flung Adventures series, which includes Fergus Crane, Gold Smarties Prize Winner, Corby Flood and Hugo Pepper, both Silver Nestle Prize Winners and the Muddle Earth series.

They are of course also co-creators of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series, which has sold over two million books and is now available in over thirty languages.

Paul lives in Brighton with his wife and children.

 

Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist whose distinctive line drawings, with their clever caricature, fascinating detail and often enchanting fantasy elements are familiar to both children and adults.

He studied illustration at Brighton Polytechnic and has illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including the Ottoline series, Pirate Diary by Richard Platt, and Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver, which both won the Kate Greenaway Medal.  Chris has also won the Costa Children’s Book Award 2013 for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.

In addition to his childrens book work, Chris is a renowned political cartoonist, whose work appears regularly in UK newspapers the Observer and the Guardian, as well as The Literary Review and The New Statesman.

Chris lives in Brighton with his wife and children.
www.chrisriddell.co.uk

Featured books by Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

The Nameless One The First Book of Cade

The Nameless One The First Book of Cade

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

If he didn't get out of the city now, he was as good as dead. Cade has never met his uncle, the infamous 'descender' Nate Quarter, who years ago committed heresy by lowering himself over the cliff-face of the Edge. But Nate has returned, and the Academy of Flight are looking for revenge against all of his supporters - including Cade. So now he has to run. With no money and nowhere else to go, Cade's only option is to stow away aboard the Xanth Filatine - a mighty sky-ship bound for the city of Hive. But getting onto the ship is only the beginning of his troubles as he runs afoul of thieving goblins, brutal skymarshals, and the unpleasant-sounding threat of 'skyfiring'...Stewart and Riddell return to the world of the Edge Chronicles with the first in a brand new series of adventures starring Cade Quarter. Welcome to a world like no other. Welcome to the Edge.

Other books by Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell

Bumper Blobheads

Bumper Blobheads

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

From the pair behind Muddle Earth and The Edge Chronicles, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's Bumper Blobheads contains four illustrated Blobheads books with a brand new cover look to celebrate the 20th Anniversary: 'Invasion of the Blobs', 'Talking Toasters', 'School Stinks!' and 'Beware of the Babysitter'. Are there blobheads in your toilet? Billy Barnes has found Blobheads in his bathroom. Blobheads are weird purple aliens from the planet Blob. They arrived in Billy's toilet through an alpha-gamma space-time wormhole. And they're on a very important mission. Kerek and Zerek are highly intelligent intergalactic beings. Their companion Derek is . . . um . . . an intergalactic being. They're trying to find the Most High Emperor of the universe. And they think they're going to discover him in Billy's bathroom . . .

Wyrmeweald: Returner's Wealth

Wyrmeweald: Returner's Wealth

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

Seventeen-year-old Micah, enters the wyrmeweald full of hope to return home having made his fortune. But this is a land where wyrmes, fabulous dragon-like beasts, roam wild and reign supreme. In Wyrmeweald man is both hunter and hunted - and Micah may never return alive, let alone a hero... He soon finds a chance to prove his worth when he meets with Eli, a veteran tracker, and together they defend a rare whitewyrme egg and its precious hatchling. But the fledgling wyrme has its own guardian in the shape of the beautiful, brave and dangerous Thrace. Thrace and Micah should never mix - but the magnetism between them is strong. Together they join forces on a mission to rescue the hatchling - and seek vengenace for lost loved-ones. A truly immersive fantasy epic: full of thrilling, high octane action; powerful romance and a cast of credible, colourful characters.

Scavenger: Mind Warp

Scavenger: Mind Warp

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

My name is York. I'm a scavenger. I'm fourteen years old . . . I am on a mission to save mankind. The zoids have taken over the Biosphere and it is up to York to journey back into the memory banks of the central computer to discover the glitch that first corrupted the zoids and threatened humanity. In danger of losing himself in this warped world, York must battle his own mind to find the answers he needs. With the fate of mankind in his hands, is York strong enough to hold on to himself? The final book in this exciting series, Scavenger: Mind Warp is a gripping futuristic adventure from the award-winning Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.

Scavenger: Chaos Zone

Scavenger: Chaos Zone

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

After their fierce battle with the zoids, York and Belle must journey down to the next level of the Biosphere, where all the plants and animals for the journey from Earth were kept. Since the zoid uprising this level has become a deadly mix of enormous carnivorous plants, mutated insects and animals that have evolved in terrifying ways. York and Belle have no choice but to fight their way through this dangerous landscape to reach the centre of the ship, where they will finally solve the mystery of the zoids.

Scavenger: Zoid

Scavenger: Zoid

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Scavenger: Zoid is the first in a brilliant sci-fi adventure series from the team behind The Edge Chronicles - Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. A spaceship the size of a city drifts through space on its century-long journey to find a new Earth. When it launched it was populated by thousands of hopeful passengers and the most technologically advanced Zoids in the world, ready to serve the crew's every need. But that was then, and this is now. The Zoids rebelled against their masters, wiping out most of the crew in one bloody uprising. Now the few remaining humans are hunted by the Zoids like vermin. Fourteen-year-old York is a Scavenger - he hunts Zoids and kills them by any means he can, bringing back their parts to mend the technology on which the few remaining humans rely. York has always battled to survive, but now the fate of his people is in his hands . . .

Barnaby Grimes: Phantom of Blood Alley

Barnaby Grimes: Phantom of Blood Alley

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2014

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, high-stacking his way across the rooftops of his city in search of adventure and mystery. In each tale, he encounters a supernatural force and must battle the horrors that await him. In the fiercely competitive world of early photography, the rewards are immense but so are the risks. After an experiment goes disastrously wrong, Barnaby finds himself on the trail of a mad chemist with a talent for disappearing into thin air . . .

The Nameless One The First Book of Cade

The Nameless One The First Book of Cade

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

If he didn't get out of the city now, he was as good as dead. Cade has never met his uncle, the infamous 'descender' Nate Quarter, who years ago committed heresy by lowering himself over the cliff-face of the Edge. But Nate has returned, and the Academy of Flight are looking for revenge against all of his supporters - including Cade. So now he has to run. With no money and nowhere else to go, Cade's only option is to stow away aboard the Xanth Filatine - a mighty sky-ship bound for the city of Hive. But getting onto the ship is only the beginning of his troubles as he runs afoul of thieving goblins, brutal skymarshals, and the unpleasant-sounding threat of 'skyfiring'...Stewart and Riddell return to the world of the Edge Chronicles with the first in a brand new series of adventures starring Cade Quarter. Welcome to a world like no other. Welcome to the Edge.

Bumper Blobheads Four books in one!

Bumper Blobheads Four books in one!

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Are there blobheads in your toilet? Billy Barnes has found Blobheads in his bathroom. Blobheads are weird purple aliens from the planet Blob. They arrived in Billy's toilet through an alpha-gamma space-time wormhole. And they're on a very important mission. Kerek and Zerek are highly intelligent intergalactic beings. Their companion Derek is . . . um . . . an intergalactic being. They're trying to find the Most High Emperor of the universe. And they think they're going to discover him in Billy's bathroom . . . From the pair behind Muddle Earth and The Edge Chronicles, Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's Bumper Blobheads contains four illustrated Blobheads books: Invasion of the Blobs, Talking Toasters, School Stinks! and Beware of the Babysitter.

The Edge Chronicles 6: Midnight Over Sanctaphrax Third Book of Twig

The Edge Chronicles 6: Midnight Over Sanctaphrax Third Book of Twig

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Twig Verginix has gained a formidable reputation as the young sky pirate captain who dared to sail over the Edge. But far out in open sky a storm is brewing. In its path lies Sanctaphrax - the great floating city tethered to the land by a massive chain. Twig has learned of the approaching danger, but a perilous voyage destroys his sky ship, hurling his crew into and beyond the Deepwoods and robbing Twig of his memories. The race against the storm begins, as Twig struggles to reach Sanctaphrax and save its inhabitants before it is too late . . . Midnight Over Sanctaphrax is the third book of the Twig Saga - second trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

Edge Chronicles: The Sky Chart

Edge Chronicles: The Sky Chart

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2014

A digital exclusive short story starring Quint, from Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's bestselling Edge Chronicles.Quint is in urgent need to money to repair his skyship, the Stormchaser. So when Multinius Gobtrax offers him a job creating a sky chart of the Deepwoods, he eagerly accepts - on the condition that his wife Maris can go with him. But Maris has a secret that she must keep hidden from their superstitious new captain at any cost. After all, it is considered very bad luck to give birth onboard a skyship . . .

The Edge Chronicles 2: The Winter Knights Second Book of Quint

The Edge Chronicles 2: The Winter Knights Second Book of Quint

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Quint Verginix has enrolled as a squire in the Knight's Academy. After his training, he will be able to pilot stormchaser sky-ships into the heart of Great Storms, and retrieve the solidified lightning - stormphrax - to weigh down the floating rock on which Sanctaphrax is built. But as a freezing winter takes hold, and the city strains to break free of its tether, ancient feuds threaten to tear its people apart. On his own, Quint can do nothing to help avert the impending doom. But with the help of a band of loyal friends he might just be able to avert disaster. The Winter Knights is the second book of the Quint Saga - first trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

The Edge Chronicles 1: The Curse of the Gloamglozer First Book of Quint

The Edge Chronicles 1: The Curse of the Gloamglozer First Book of Quint

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Fourteen-year-old Quint Verginix is the only remaining son of famous sky-pirate Wind Jackal. He and his father have journeyed to the city of Sanctaphrax - a great floating rock, bound to the ground below by a chain, its inhabitants living with their heads literally in the clouds. But the city hides a dangerous secret: deep inside the great rock, something horrible lurks. With his father away, Quint may be the only one who can save Sanctaphrax from the dreaded curse of the gloamglozer . . . The Curse of the Gloamglozer is the first book of the Quint Saga - first trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

Fergus Crane

Fergus Crane

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2011

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox Second Book of Rook

The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox Second Book of Rook

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/10/2009

High in the crumbling Palace of Statues, oily Vox Verlix - nominally the Most High Academe but no more than a prisoner in reality - is brewing a terrible plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, leaving him free to take over once again. Rook Barkwater, a young librarian knight, stumbles upon the truth when he is taken captive and forced to work for Vox. But can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian colleagues? Part of the Rook trilogy set fifty years later than the events of the Twig sequence - and filled with fascinating new characters and settings that will enthral fans of the series.

Barnaby Grimes

Barnaby Grimes

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2009

"e;One moment I was standing there, sword raised, knees trembling. The next, in a blur of fur and fury, the hellish creature was flying towards me, its huge front paws extended and savage claws aiming straight at my hammering heart..."e; Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock ladhell deliver any message anywhere anytime. As fast as possible. Tick-tocktime is money! But strange things are afoot. One moonlit night, as Barnaby highstacks above the city, leaping from roof to roof, gutter to gable, pillar to pediment, a huge beast attacks. He barely escapes with his life. And now his friend Old Benjamin has disappeared...

Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead

Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, high-stacking his way across the rooftops of his city in search of adventure and mystery. In each tale, he encounters a supernatural force and must battle the horrors that await him. In LEGION OF THE DEAD, Barnaby finds himself embroiled in a plot that includes a legion of zombies raised from the dead. In Dickensian times, people were terrified of being buried alive, and so were left in their coffin with a wire, attached to a bell, running from above the ground, down through the earth and the lid of the coffin, and tied to the little finger of the buried body. Those who found themselves awake in the darkness of their coffin could wiggle their finger and summon help. And so one night, Barnaby makes a shortcut through a graveyard and is horrified to hear the tinkling of dozens of little bells...

Barnaby Grimes: Return of the Emerald Skull

Barnaby Grimes: Return of the Emerald Skull

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2008

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and high-stacking around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. A fantastic romp through a Dickensian-style city, with a wonderful new hero in the guise of Barnaby. After collecting a strange parcel from a deserted ship in the fog of the docks, and delivering it to the local schoolmaster, Barnaby thinks he's earned a moment to sit on the rooftops and eat his favourite pasty. But soon he realises that all is not well at the school - but is the problem quite as he expects it? A gruesome tale of a school overrun by a terrible curse - who will survive?

Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf

Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2008

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and 'high-stacking' around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. In this first adventure, Barnaby is attacked one night by an enormous dog. He kills it - but that's not the end of this particular mystery . . . as Barnaby finds himself swept up in a world of crooked doctors, poor and ill-advised patients, strange tonics and very expensive furs... Could there be more to the seemingly respectable Dr Cadwallader and the tonics he doles out to the poor? Is there a link between the tonic and the huge dogs - or possibly wolves - that are roaming the city at night? When Barnaby's old acquaintance Benjamin goes missing, Barnaby fears the worst for him, and decides to dig deeper... A fantastic romp through a Dickensian-style city, with a wonderful new hero in the guise of Barnaby. This new series from the bestselling dream team of Stewart and Riddell is a must for all fans of the Edge Chronicles - but also for fans of Horowitz and Shan, as they move into new territory and deliver a brilliantly exciting thriller-horror for boys.

Stormchaser: The Edge Chronicles Book 2

Stormchaser: The Edge Chronicles Book 2

Author: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

Step to the Edge and enter a thrilling new fantasy series filled with amazing characters and unimaginable adventuresand see for yourself what lies beyond!Far, far away, jutting out into the emptiness beyond, lies the Edge. Both the land and the air are filled with strange peoples and terrifying creatures; actionand dangerawait at every turn. On board the famous sky ship Stormchaser, Twig eagerly looks forward to the adventure and excitement that lie ahead in his new life as a sky pirate. The crews quest: to collect stormphraxthe precious substance created at the heart of a Storm the very moment it unleashes its most intense power. Only a sky ship as powerful as the Stormchaser, piloted by a man as brave and fearless as Cloud Wolf, could risk entering such a storm. . . .

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