It was a wonderful series and we were confident it was going to go on for quite a while. Children were discovering the wonderful world of heroic fantasy through a quirky city on the edge of a set of caves leading to other universes. Some of our top writers had great fun writing the stories and the covers were gorgeous. The students at my school were borrowing them like hotcakes.
Alas, the "new broom" of Hachette has decided to sweep clean, even a series they described as "gold". Three cheers for Paul Collins and Michael Pryor, who kept it going for so long and did such a great job. I hope they can find another market for it.