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Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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'Rad is a street lad who yearns to belong to the Thieves’ Guild. More than anything he would love to be a guide to heroes journeying to the rift caves—but he knows this is well beyond his capabilities.

'It’s while Rad is watching out for the infamous skycrawlers—raiders from the rift caves—that his chance to become anything he wants is offered to him. He steals aboard a skyship and finds a map pertaining to the rift caves.

'He escapes the craft and shows his ‘hard science’ map to a famous fence, who then dies mysteriously. Rad realises that the map is worth a lot more than he’d anticipated.

'With the stablemaster’s daughter, Tulcia, he sets off to explore the famous scar rift—a rift cave said to be an urban myth. Here he finds all the proof he needs that the ancient race called the Hamil actually existed.

'But before he can claim what is his by birthright, he must escape the Thieves’ Guild and the notorious Vindon Nibhelline.Only then will he be proclaimed the greatest guide since his ancestor, the famous Nathine.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2003 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 156p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0734404700 (pbk.)
      Series: y The Quentaris Chronicles Paul Collins (editor), Michael Pryor (editor), Lothian (publisher), 2003-2007 Z1038822 2003 series - publisher children's fiction children's fantasy

      The Quentaris Chronicles is a fantasy series set in the magical city of Quentaris. A thriving, bustling city at the mouth of the Great River where it runs into the Lonely Sea, Quentaris is nestled against the Rift Cliffs, the source of the city's wealth and the object of much envy from the neighbouring city states of Hadran, Simesian, Tolrush, and Brunt. The Rift Cliffs contain the rift caves, a network of unknown numbers of caves. Inside these caves are the myterious rifts, shifting gaps in the fabric of the world of Quentaris. These rifts lead to other worlds, and are eagerly explored by adventurers and merchants, eager for riches and trade. Too often, however, they find danger and peril, but to risk all is to win much!

      The series comprises individual, stand-alone books by different writers, with the overall concept managed by Michael Pryor and Paul Collins. Each of the stories tells of this city of infinite variety. Full of magic, mystery, and adventure, they explore Quentaris and its people and brings to you stories of peril and triumph, quests and discoveries, heroes and villains.

Works about this Work

Untitled Russ Merrin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 18 no. 2 2003; (p. 36)

— Review of Quentaris in Flames Michael Pryor 2003 single work children's fiction ; Swords of Quentaris Paul Collins 2003 single work children's fiction
A Quentaris Duo by Michael Pryor and Paul Collins Bill Wootton , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 11 no. 2 2003; (p. 36)
Untitled Fran Knight , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 17 no. 2 2003; (p. 42)

— Review of Quentaris in Flames Michael Pryor 2003 single work children's fiction ; Swords of Quentaris Paul Collins 2003 single work children's fiction
Science Fiction Colin Steele , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 5 October 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Mister Monday Garth Nix 2003 single work children's fiction ; Swords of Quentaris Paul Collins 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled John Nolan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 47 no. 2 2003; (p. 17)

— Review of Quentaris in Flames Michael Pryor 2003 single work children's fiction ; Swords of Quentaris Paul Collins 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Russ Merrin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 18 no. 2 2003; (p. 36)

— Review of Quentaris in Flames Michael Pryor 2003 single work children's fiction ; Swords of Quentaris Paul Collins 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Fran Knight , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 17 no. 2 2003; (p. 42)

— Review of Quentaris in Flames Michael Pryor 2003 single work children's fiction ; Swords of Quentaris Paul Collins 2003 single work children's fiction
Science Fiction Colin Steele , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 5 October 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Mister Monday Garth Nix 2003 single work children's fiction ; Swords of Quentaris Paul Collins 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled John Nolan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 47 no. 2 2003; (p. 17)

— Review of Quentaris in Flames Michael Pryor 2003 single work children's fiction ; Swords of Quentaris Paul Collins 2003 single work children's fiction
A Quentaris Duo by Michael Pryor and Paul Collins Bill Wootton , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 11 no. 2 2003; (p. 36)
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