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Airborn (Matt Cruse, Book 1) by Kenneth Oppel

By Kenneth Oppel

Sailing towards sunrise, and that i was once 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 up to now. i used to be retaining watch on a dismal stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest, yet we have been leaving it a ways in the back of, and it appeared to be delicate going the entire as far back as Lionsgate urban. Like driving a cloud. . . .
Matt Cruse is a cabin boy at the Aurora, a major airship that sails 1000's of ft above the sea, ferrying filthy rich passengers from urban to urban. it's the existence 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 death balloonist who speaks of gorgeous creatures drifting throughout the skies. it's only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings could, in truth, were precise, and that the creatures are thoroughly genuine and completely mysterious.
In a swashbuckling experience corresponding to Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, writer of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined international during 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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