Rufus Filatine

The Blooding of Rufus Filantine was a short story about Rufus Filatine, Xanth's son and the invention that led to the Third Age of Flight.


It was first published as the fourth barkscroll of The Lost Barkscrolls. In the Jeff Nentrup editions of the Edge Chronicles, The Lost Barkscrolls was no longer included as a standalone book but rather split on multiple books. The Blooding of Rufus Filatine is now at the end of Freeglader, where it fits chronologically.


It was a story about Rufus Filatine, the son of Xanth Filatine, and his adventures as a Freeglade Lancer. It described how his adventures culminated in a great battle against the Phrax Glade, and how the Phraxfire Globes ultimately inspired Xanth to invent Phraxflight.

Books in the Edge Chronicles series, by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Quint Trilogy: The Curse of the GloamglozerThe Winter KnightsClash of the Sky Galleons

Twig Trilogy: Beyond the DeepwoodsStormchaserMidnight Over Sanctaphrax

Rook Trilogy: The Last of the Sky PiratesVoxFreeglader

The Lost Barkscrolls: Cloud WolfThe Stone PilotThe Slaughterer's QuestThe Blooding of Rufus Filatine

Nate Book: The Immortals

Cade Trilogy: The Nameless OneDoombringerThe Descenders

Other Books: The Edge Chronicles MapsThe Sky Chart

Blogs: Weird New Worlds