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Midnight Over Sanctathrax

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  • The Edge Chronicles: Midnight Over Sanctaphrax. The reader knows from the beginning that Sanctaphrax must be unchained to let the mother storm through, but it wasn't until years later when I flicked through the book again that I picked up on what the scroll Cowlquape kept reading from was saying. Basically, that when the mother storm first came, it sowed the seeds for life, and when it returns, it reaps what it has sown; ie what the life it created the potential for has achieved. And what is the Edge's greatest achievement at this time? Sanctaphrax! When Cowlquape unchains it, it floats into the sky, and is "reaped" by the storm. The scrolls also foreshadow the world as it is in the Rook trilogy. The scrolls say the world "returned to darkness" last time the storm came, and the world at this time is a far more bleak place than it was in the Quint and Twig books. -Arla Grey