Young Twig lives in the Deepwoods, among the Woodtrolls, but he isn’t one of them. In a brave attempt to find out where he belongs, Twig wanders into the mysterious, dangerous world beyond the Deepwoods. He meets a collection of odd companions, such as his wise guardian, the Caterbird; the... read more
The book tells the story of Twig Verginix, a forthling who has been raised by Woodtrolls. After he strays from the path and gets lost, he must journey through the perilous Deepwoods. He meets many dangerous creatures that live there, such as Halitoads, Rotsuckers and Hoverworms. He witnesses... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The book tells the story of Twig Verginix, a forthling who has been raised by Woodtrolls. After he strays from the path and gets lost, he must journey through the perilous Deepwoods. He meets many dangerous creatures that live there, such as Halitoads, Rotsuckers and Hoverworms. He witnesses the hatching of a Caterbird, who promises to watch over him. He journeys to a slaughterer village and a gyle goblin colony, but never feels as if he fits in anywhere. At long last, he meets some sky pirates who had been caught in a storm. He helps them find their ship and their giant rock that allows them to fly. He discovers that the captain is actually his father, and intends to stay with them, but they leave him behind. In the climax of the book, he stumbles across the Edgelands, a howling cliff that is inhabited by wraiths and ghosts. There he meets the Gloamglozer, a mythical creature that was accidentally released by his father years ago. The Gloamglozer tricks him into jumping off the cliff, but in a twist of fate the Caterbird carries him until he is above his father's sky ship, and he crashes into the deck. Once he has recovered, his father reveals his true identity and Twig joins his crew.
Chapter One. The Snatchwood Cabin
Chapter Two. The Hover Worm
Chapter Three. The Slaughterers
Chapter Four. The Skullpelt
Chapter Five. The Bloodoak
Chapter Six. The Gyle Goblin Colony
Chapter Seven. Spindlebugs and Milchgrubs
Chapter Eight. The Banderbear
Chapter Nine. The Rotsucker
Chapter Ten. The Termagant Trogs
Chapter Eleven. Garble, Gabtroll and Heartcharming
Chapter Twelve. The Sky Pirates
Chapter Thirteen. The Gloamglozer
Chapter Fourteen. Beyond the Deepwoods
Followed by Stormchaser.
Followed by Stormchaser.
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