Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow’s nest, being the ship’s eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there’d been no weather to speak of . : Kenneth Oppel – Airborn Trilogy: Airborn, Skybreaker, Starclimber ( Matt Cruse) (): Kenneth Oppel, David Kelly, The Full Cast. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review. ‘The whole book is action-packed, involving clashes with air pirates and daring escapes from perilous.

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I really liked this one. And the pirate captain makes quite an interesting villain. I highly recommend this trilogy to people who enjoy reading fantasy and adventure. There is admittedly an odd subplot with mysterious creatures which is All of the food is this book made some hungry and I honestly want to hire Vlad so badly it’s not even funny.

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And yes, sometimes I do get overly passionate about characters and so hopefully this review isn’t too obnoxious, in and of itself. Among his papers he left descriptions of strange creatures he encountered on his attempt to circumnavigate the world in a hot air balloon and Kate, who idolized her adventurous grandfather, hopes to prove he was more than a crazy old man and prove her own talent for scientific investigation. In the first pages, you have a hot air balloon rescue, mysterious words from a dying man, a daring in-air landing, a strange journal, a pirate attack, a crash landing and the discovery of a mysterious skeleton.


Matt Cruse, a cabin boy on board a luxury airship, befriends Kate, a girl from a wealthy family. Kate begins crying in the forest, blaming herself for putting everyone else in danger.

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review

Well, in all honesty, it was good. It’s hard to believe that this came out over a decade ago I remember the first time I saw it on the new release shelf at Barnes and Noble and wondered if it was any good like it was just yesterdaybut it’s survived the test of time and each time I reread it I find myself drawn back into its world all over again.

Luckily, many opportunities arise for him to prove his mettle to the captain. View all 5 comments. Young Matt Cruse works aboard the elegant passenger airship Aurorawhere his late father also worked. It was really fun to read. The story itself is pure Verne: For starters, do you know what happens when you clog the barrel of a gun? They are able to undo the landing lines and cause oppwl ship to take kennetn. Very cool world building.

Sincerely, Someone who is probably not going to read one of your books again. Oppel didn’t solely focus on the romance between them which I loved because literally every YA book has romance. I recommend this to everyone, especially fans of the Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfield.

Young Adult Library Services Association. A few nights later, the ship is raided by a notorious criminal named Vikram Szpirglas.

Below is the release details for the first edition hardback and paperback copies in these three publication regions. Riveted while driving through whirling snow on a Chicago interstate is a little dangerous, but I survived.


By the eighth disk, I can honestly say I hated her. So yeah, Kate completely ruined the book for me. A girl who is a scientist. The fantasy elements are handled well and I think the interpersonal struggles of the main characters are not overly done.

I’ve never had this much fun writing a review. In an exciting opening sequence, Matt rescues an injured old man flying solo in a stranded hot air balloon; the man later dies, but not before telling Matt of “beautiful creatures” that he saw sailing through the air.

Hooray for her not. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This aside, the story is very sweet, very innocent, and, in my opinion, a wonderful, great, fantastic story! There was adventure and mishaps and of course pirates.

The pirate crew are a mixture of elegant and rough unsavory characters that feel particularly true-to-life from what I’ve read on the subject.

Overall, Airborn keenneth an original story with wonderful characters. He came across a A book op;el airships!

Refresh and try again. This was an audiobook that I picked up because I was looking for a fluffy young adult book. I realize I’m missing a very beautiful forest because of a tree, but she was a large tree who’s branches kept whacking me in the face.

As the repairs near completion, Kate drugs her and takes one last chance to photograph the island’s wildlife.