Knife's Edge

Knife's Edge

Aboard the Almira... Twelve-year-old twin adventurers Cleopatra and Alexander Dodge are reunited with their father and realize that two family heirlooms reveal the location of a treasure that is their birthright. When they set sail with Captain Tarboro on the Almira, they know they're heading into danger--the ocean is filled with new and old enemies, including their nemesis Aboard the Almira... Twelve-year-old twin adventurers Cleopatra and Alexander Dodge are reunited with their father...

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Title:Knife's Edge
Author:Hope Larson
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:0374300445
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Knife's Edge Reviews

  • Dolly
    Mar 04, 2017
    This is the second book in the Four Points series by Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock. We really enjoyed readingCompass South, and were eager for this book to be released. The narrative continues just where the first book left off and it's just as dramatic and engaging. The illustr...
  • Barbara
    Jul 30, 2017
    Picking up right where its predecessor, Compass Point, left off, this graphic novel follows twelve-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra Dodge as they search for the treasure they are sure has been left for them. Not only do they hire Captain Tarboro to sail to the location, but they ...
  • Erica
    Mar 12, 2018
    It seems this volume wraps-up the story. I could be wrong, there may be more to come, but this is a great place to end. Alex and Pat have lost their traveling companions but they've found their father. Backstories are told, mysteries are solved, and surprises pop up here and there....
  • Vince
    Aug 03, 2017
    Just a delightful conclusion to this story, absolutely loved it. ...
  • Amber
    Aug 10, 2017
    This was a lot better than the first volume. Here we are definitely into the meat of the story, so we get a lot more actual sailing and treasure hunting this time around. The captain, Tarboro, continues to be the coolest person in this series, and he gets even more page time. We get ba...
  • Denise
    Sep 16, 2017
    I liked this one better than book one of this series! ...
  • Bookphile
    Nov 04, 2018
    In general, I like this series. I like that Cleo and Alex don't always get along. I like that Cleo is frustrated and feels her ambitions are being thwarted because she's a girl. I like that she's feisty and has a mind of her own and won't sit down and be meek and gentle. But I reall...
  • Diana
    Jun 18, 2017
    So good! I love the art style and colors and the characters are done very well. It's a great conclusion, but I hope there might be more adventures for the twins! ...
  • Melki
    Aug 12, 2017
    More fun and adventure with my two favorite red-headed twins as the search for treasure . . . and, their mom. ...
  • Andrew Wolgemuth
    Apr 27, 2018
    As with Compass South, the first book in this series, I read Knife's Edge with our 5yo, and we both enjoyed it. The storyline stretched her (it's a visual-centric tale about nearly identical twins after all...and there are some ship names and a variety of geographic settings - details ...
  • Valerie
    Feb 27, 2018
    I loved the art and I loved the premise. I did not like the execution. I really didn't like Luther and it really annoys me that Cleo had a forced romance with him. It was completely unnecessary, and it's very ironic to me that in the rest of the book Cleo's fighting against expectation...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Aug 15, 2018
    The adventure continues as Alex and Cleo nurse their father to health about the Almira. While Alex is determined to learn enough to become a ship's captain one day, Cleo tries to convince Tarboro to teach her to fight, but her father quashes her attempts to learn. As she grows increasi...
  • Nancy Kotkin
    Jul 21, 2017
    Story: 5 stars Art: 5 stars Full-color children's graphic novel. Sequel to Compass South, by these same creators. I'm really enjoying the swashbuckling adventures of these twelve-year-old twins. The historical time period (mid 1800s) adds to the interest. All the characters, even t...
  • Becky B
    Feb 19, 2019
    Reunited with their father, Alex and Cleo are off to find the treasure that their compass and knife clues point them to. But Worley doesn't give up that easily and he's still on their tail. While they sail Alex is focuses on learning skills so he can have his own ship some day. Cleo wa...
  • Shayla
    Dec 29, 2018
    I'm glad to have finally gotten around to reading this series. It's pretty excellent, and I love that it features characters of color and women doing things that were more "manly" back then. Reminds me so much of Temeraire! Will definitely start recommending it to kids/parents at work ...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Dec 15, 2017
    Larson, Hope Knife?s Edge (Sequel to Compass South) by Hope Larson, 50 pgs. Penguin Random House, 2017. $20. Language: G (1 swear: 1C); Mature Content: G (kissing); Violence: PG (bar scenes, whipping). The twins Cleo and Alexander have found a ship and captain to help them seek ou...
  • Travis
    Oct 23, 2017
    This was an enjoyable continuation of the series. I appreciate how its structure parallels the first volume, including a flashback that helps explain more backstory, and also seamlessly picks up from where the first volume left off, and ending with a happy family reunion. Though I am l...
  • Rod Brown
    Jan 31, 2018
    The second volume of the series is as fun and adventure-filled as the first. I'd like to see another volume in the future, but this one ties up a lot of the loose ends in a satisfying manner. ...
  • Anne
    Jul 03, 2017
    "Stories are precious. They contain our past and our future?our memories, secrets, and dreams. We do not give them to just anyone." This installment picks up right where the first left off, with the twins on their way to find and claim the lost treasure. It's just as engaging and ...
  • Krista
    May 01, 2019
    I enjoyed the two books of this series, very fun and swash buckling, beautiful art. I gave this book three stars (l gave the first 4 stars) b/c of the romance aspect of it. I felt it was inappropriate to these characters (they are only 12 and the male romantic lead is a horrible charac...
  • Veronica
    Oct 11, 2017
    Ehhhhhh. It?s been a while since I read Compass South, but I was able to follow the plot without too much trouble. It just wasn?t all that enjoyable. This book mainly focuses on Cleo, who at age twelve is already experiencing tons of sexism and is mad about it ? but the narrative...
  • Laura
    Jul 29, 2017
    I was excited when it came out so I got it. I loved the mystery, action, and the ending. ...
  • Gulshan Naqvee
    Jan 20, 2018
    The best ever. Hope Larson Knows her STUFF! ...
  • Kelly Gunderman
    Jun 27, 2017
    Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings! I read Compass South right before I read this one, and I'm glad that I did. While I've seen it said that this book can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the first book of the two...
  • Kate Atherton
    Jun 09, 2019
    Even having not read the first installment of this series I ADORED this book. A perfect YA graphic novel, this book is a graphic novel reincarnation of such 90s kid classic reads as 'The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle' and Tamora Pierce books combined! This series (so far of two) ...
  • Emielia Put
    Feb 25, 2019
    This is more like a 3.75, but I rounded up. I loved the first book so much despite a few nitpicks, and still enjoyed this one all the same, but I didn?t feel as if it was as strong as the first one. I wish there was more books in the series (it doesn?t seem like there will be...
  • Lara
    Dec 05, 2017
    I actually like the second book more than the first. Maybe because all the two-sets-of-twins nonsense was sorted and it was more the adventures of just Cleo and Alex. The story itself was a lot of fun. Pirates and treasure and a bit of mystery - always a good combination for an adven...
  • Kitkat
    Sep 10, 2018
    I loved everything about this book. I have no idea what else to say. I'll make a review soon! ...
  • George
    May 28, 2019
    I'm used to stories like this never having conclusions, so it was nice that all the threads got tied in only the second comic. The author could write more, but it was satisfying how everything tied itself up. The art is nice and adds to the story, it seems like a regular book even thou...
  • Bookish
    Jul 07, 2017
    Alex and Cleo?s adventure continues in this thrilling sequel to Compass South. I loved the focus on Cleo in this book as she pushes back against sexist attitudes of the time and goes after what she wants. This is the kind of series that leaves you wanting more, and I was ecstatic to ...