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Free Lance and the Lake Of Skulls

(2003)
(Lake of Skulls)
(The first book in the Knight's Story series)
A novel by

 
 
The first in a series of stories about the fantastical adventures of a mercenary knight by the best-selling creators of THE EDGE CHRONICLES Free Lance is down on his luck and stuck in the Badlands. And as usual there is an oaf who wants to take him on. But that fight leads to a job offer which has enough gold attached to it to get him out of this hole: the local lord wants him to recover an enchanted crown from the middle of the lake of skulls. Of course he omits to tell Free Lance of the terrors that await. Full of drama and humour, this swashbuckling fantasy adventure introduces a marvellous new hero by two of the leading exponents of the genre with an action hero who is both charismatic and mysterious, and told in a laconic, Marlowesque first person narrative. Certain to be enjoyed by all readers of THE EDGE CHRONICLES and Terry Pratchett, and those aspiring to read them. Part of a unique range of books aimed at 11+s that through innovative integration of text and illustration are also accessible to those with reading abilities of as young as 7.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Used availability for Chris Riddell's Free Lance and the Lake Of Skulls

Hardback Editions

August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lake of Skulls (Knight's Story)
Author(s): Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
ISBN: 0-689-87239-9 / 978-0-689-87239-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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July 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls
Author(s): Paul Stewart
ISBN: 0-340-87409-0 / 978-0-340-87409-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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June 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls (Knight's Story)
Author(s): Paul Stewart
ISBN: 0-340-87408-2 / 978-0-340-87408-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls (Free Lance Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
ISBN: 1-78112-714-X / 978-1-78112-714-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lake of Skulls (1) (A Knight's Story)
Author(s): Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
ISBN: 1-4814-2888-8 / 978-1-4814-2888-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lake of Skulls (Knight's Story, A)
Author(s): Paul;, Stewart, Chris Riddell
ISBN: 0-439-80291-1 / 978-0-439-80291-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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