Stig is eager to test out his Spiral Drive, a power unit built for his clockwork plane He s so eager that he ignores his fellow inventor s words of warning It s a decision that changes his life and tests whether he has enough fortitude and skill to survive.Stephan von Clinkerhoffen s City of Chelldrah ham Stig s Flight of Encounters takes readers on a journey to ChelldrStig is eager to test out his Spiral Drive, a power unit built for his clockwork plane He s so eager that he ignores his fellow inventor s words of warning It s a decision that changes his life and tests whether he has enough fortitude and skill to survive.Stephan von Clinkerhoffen s City of Chelldrah ham Stig s Flight of Encounters takes readers on a journey to Chelldrah ham, the city of riches Stig calls home They travel with him to strange and beautiful lands as his test flight goes astray and crashes into a wooden pod on a mission.Stig s trip back home isn t going to be that easy Soon he discovers bat like creatures called the Bach that threaten the pod s homeland He escapes the encounter but will have plenty to face.Stig must rely on what he finds in nature and the help of new friends like Meg, whom he meets on his trek He s got his clockwork skills and a map that his father had given him But is that enough to help him get back home
Author: Stephan Vin Clinkerhoffen Published: 25/11/2014I finally got to read this book thanks to the author and I just couldn't wait to dive straight into the book. I thought that this was a really great book that was beautifully written, accompanied with brilliant artwork. The characters that feature in the novel are all very well described which means that the reader can close their eyes and picture the characters for themselves.The characters each bring their own unique personality into the n [...]
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review in any way and the thoughts expressed are my own.I found this book confusing at times. In places it changed character's Point of View from one paragraph to another. Basically, it's about a young boy, Stig, who goes on a flight in his plane and crashes hundreds of miles from home then finding his way back. I liked the Bach, the evil creatures, they looked unique while t [...]
ForeWord Clarion Reviews 4 stars (out 0f 5) —"Strange creatures, exotic landscapes, and an innocent inventor make this story a welcome addition to the genre." Read full review at forewordreviews/revieReaders Favorite (5 stars out of 5) —"There is a lovely magical feel to the story - everything seems to have a purpose: even pockets in special clothing will decide whether or not to open! A great story for YA fantasy fans and I sincerely recommend it.” Read full review at readersfavorite/book [...]
Very well written and beautifully illustrated.Written for young adults but also enjoyed by those of a more mature age. You really become immersed in Stig's story - what is going on with the Bach? how do you make Figur Wine (I want some!)? what will Arn and Stig build next and how much trouble will they get in?When is the next one coming out?!
Loved Stig's adventure. Although set in a fantasy world, it makes you think about how wonderful nature really is. The characters were really brought to life, each with their own distinct personalities. A great first novel Stephan, can we have more please
This was an enthralling epic fantasy with a touch of science fiction thrown in. The young boy named Stig is a genius creating gadgets, especially out of clockworks. But his invention of an airplane takes him to lands unknown with creatures both frightful and friendly. Young adult and adult readers will love this book.
In a land of great riches, with inhabitants who live to be centuries old, lives a boy, Stig. Stig is quite good at inventing tools and gadgets with the use of clockwork mechanisms. One fateful day though, his inventive tinkering leads him to a life-altering discovery. While taking a test-run in his new flying machine, he experiences a crash-landing. His accident, however, may prove to be a blessing in disguise as he soon learns his beloved city of Chelldrah-ham is in danger. But returning home t [...]
By combining mechanicals, nature, and total fantasy, von Clinkerhoffen has created a world to get lost in - literally. In Stig's Flight of Encounters, A boy, Stig becomes lost in a world containing evil and new friends while trying to return to the lost city of Chelldrah-ham, his home. His encounters with evil are heartbreaking and overwhelming, yet he succeeds in finding friends, learning to trust, and seeing the world for what it is. While I have not read all of the series, I am sure children [...]
I received this book from for an honest review. I just didn't get into it sorry.
REVIEW:THE HIDDEN CITY OF CHELLDRAH-HAM Stig's Flight of Encounters5 STARSThe Hidden City of Chelldrah-Ham: Stig's Flight of Encounters, by Stephan von Clinkerhoffen, is a delightful and whimsical fantasy about adventure and doing the right thing in difficult situations. It was a pleasure to read and to experience the journey of a young boy into a fantasy world.
Really good loved the story the whole way through the book
SummaryFast paced, action packed story, tempered with plausible inventions and imaginary creatures. Exquisitely detailed fantasy lands that make you think you can touch the forests. Totally recommend this book.I felt drawn in to the story alongside the main characters with a sense of comradery. Action right from the start!Stig, the main character, loves inventing and experimenting, especially when it comes to machines he can ride on. I know some people like this, which make it seem even more bel [...]