By Kenneth Oppel
Sailing towards sunrise, and that i used to be perched atop the crow's nest, being the ship's eyes. We have been nights out of Sydney, and there'd been no climate to talk of thus far. i used to be protecting watch on a gloomy stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest, yet we have been leaving it a ways at the back of, and it delicate going all of the as far back as Lionsgate urban. Like using a cloud. . . .
Matt Cruse is a cabin boy at the Aurora, an immense airship that sails enormous quantities of ft above the sea, ferrying prosperous passengers from urban to urban. it's the lifestyles Matt's consistently sought after; confident he's lighter than air, he imagines himself as buoyant because the hydrium fuel that powers his send. One evening he meets a loss of life balloonist who speaks of gorgeous creatures drifting during the skies. it is just after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings may possibly, in truth, were real, and that the creatures are thoroughly actual and totally mysterious.
In a swashbuckling event resembling Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, writer of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined international within which the air is populated via transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings by no means sooner than dreamed of by means of the people who sail the skies.
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Airborn (Matt Cruse, Book 1) by Kenneth Oppel