Saturday, March 12, 2011

Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel (Book 2)

In this exciting sequel to Airborn, Matt Cruse is finally at the Airship Academy. He accidently is in the right place on a training excersize and gets to see the 40 yr. old ghost ship. He is the only one that remembers the co-ordinates after the navigator passes away. Everyone wants this information because the great airship lost for years, the Hyperion, is thought to have a great amount of wealth aboard.

Matt is being chased by pirates and who knows who else. He and his sweetheart Kate set off on a treasure hunt like I have never imagined! While reading the book I became very cold and had to breath deeply as most of it takes place at an altitude higher then then Mt. Everest.

The imagination really takes you to a new place as sky cities are described and inventions using a gas lighter then helium discovered. There are creatures at high altitudes we never knew existed, like great whales in the ocean feeding on tiy kreel only high above. Some new charactors are intruduced in the book and Matt has to learn to deal with jealousy and suspision. He tries to find a purpose in his life and decide if money is more important then his friends. I can't wait to read the third book!

Whole Book

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