Do you live on the Edge? If you’ve been engrossed in The Edge Chronicles, the captivating, fabulously illustrated fantasy series from Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, you would have to say yes. In the Edge, a vast cliff with no apparent bottom, strange creatures and dangerous adventures await. These landmark books introduce a motley crew of loveable heroes as they search for their true identities, battle formidable—often supernatural—foes, travel with Sky Pirates, and brave perilous landscapes and deadly vegetation.

We are delighted to welcome Paul and Chris to this year’s festival as they launch The Descenders, the final book in The Cade Trilogy and the latest in the Edge series. Don’t miss your chance to meet the creators of one of the best-loved fantasy series of the day, which now spans three trilogies and many standalone stories, and has captured the imaginations of generations of eager readers.

About The Authors

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children’s Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. Chris has been honoured with an OBE in recognition of his illustration and charity work. He lives in Brighton with his family. 

Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart is a highly regarded author of books for young readers, from picture books to football stories, fantasy and horror. Together with Chris Riddell he is co-creator of the bestselling Edge Chronicles, which has sold more than 3 million copies and is available in over 20 languages.