The Last of the Sky Pirates Characters

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Rook Barkwater

Rook Barkwater is the protagonist of "The Last of the Sky Pirates". He is a 13-year-old under-librarian who lives in the Undertown sewers with the Librarian Academics. A foundling, Rook was rescued by Varis Lodd when he was three years old after slave-traders captured his parents. While living in the Undertown sewers with the Librarian Academics, Rook dreams of becoming a librarian knight, chosen to continue his education at Lake Landing and search for the cure to stone-sickness, a mysterious ailment that ruins rocks' buoyancy and makes skysailing impossible. Rook is shocked when he is chosen, along with Stob and Magda. Disguised as merchants, Rook, Stob and Magda travel along the Great Mire Road where Rook helps free an imprisoned sky pirate, Deadbolt Vulpoon. They continue on through the Twilight Woods to the Eastern Roost where Hekkle disguises them as shrykes and leads them through the perilous...

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