PAUL STEWART is the author of many books for children and with Chris Riddell is the creator of the hugely successful EDGE CHRONICLES series. He lives in Brighton with his wife and two children. CHRIS RIDDELL is the Kate Greenaway Medal winning illustrator of a broad range of highly successful books for children. With author Paul Stewart he is the creator of the best-selling fantasy series THE EDGE CHRONICLES. He has been the political cartoonist for THE OBSERVER newspaper since 1995. He also lives in Brighton with his wife and three children.
The Free Lance books are a smashing mix of modern, wry humour and lots of manly fighting ... This new format ... will fit easily into blazer or coat pockets, so there's no embarrassment about being seen with a book in hand ... The book has a dynamic cover, all grit and grunt and comic line drawing illustrations. The language has a comic-book style narrative which is balanced with delightfully gross descriptions. There are plenty of short sentences to make the text accessible to the weaker reader, while there's enough humour and plot to keep better readers interested. There's even a teasing wench to add sex-appeal. If you're looking for a book to catch reluctant young teenage boy readers, this is for them. - The School LibrarianOffers nail-biting excitement ... Beautiful production and superb integration of illustration and story make this a very attractive book. - Times Educational SupplementThrill-a-minute quests that are fraught with danger. They may be short on words but these great little books are jam-packed with excitement and double-dealing thrills. - Sunday Times