Kenneth Oppel Airborn Series has 82 ratings and 5 reviews. Dennis said: Kenneth Oppel’s Airborn Series are probably the best Young Adult books I’ve rea. . 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.

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Riveted while driving through whirling snow on a Chicago interstate is a little dangerous, but I survived.

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It is this purpose which brings Matt Cruse directly into her sights. Thankfully, Matt and Kate do not require a ton kennehh romance to keep the relationship interesting and enjoyable to read.

I’m the one who “found” the book in the first place while I worked in the school library last summer and I remember liking the few chapters I’d been able to read.

After all, Bruce doesn’t even really want to serve on airships, but he has to give it a shot if he wants to keep his access kennerh daddy’s money. Not too long ago, back when YA lit was still being called “Juvenile Fiction,” most of the books featured a main male character and a secondary usually very secondary female character. I will be reading those later books, bricks that they are.

Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy passengers from city to city.

Sep 04, Allison Tebo rated it it was ok Shelves: Does this end in the main characters dying in an exploding airship? When Matt Cruse, the cabin boy on the luxury airship Aurora, fearlessly performs a dramatic rescue to save an old man from his damaged hot air balloon, he doesn’t know what events he’s setting in motion.

View all 5 comments. There are enough similarities that I couldn’t help it and I did try to be objective. Matt Cruse is a cabin oppsl on board the majestic airship Aurora. Characters very rarely provide info-dumps unless they fit into what’s occurring on the page at that moment, which makes the characters kennneth more real and makes the gradual understanding of their motivations all the more interesting.


I think this would be a great book to kenndth to kids that were not old enough to read it themselves.

Kenneth Oppel Author Kenneth Oppel is the author of Skybreaker and Airborn winner of the Governor General’s Awardas well as the Silverwing Saga Silverwing, Sunwing and Firewingwhich has sold over one million copies worldwide and has won numerous prizes, includ Second thing was that he kept going on and on about how at home he felt, it was like “okay I got it the first times you told me”. Unlike many modern YA books, it also manages to capture the feel not only of a bygone and highly fictionalized era but of the attitudes of people who live in that era.

Overall, Airborn is an original story with wonderful characters. In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.

I think somewhere I had heard there be dragons.

As the sailmakers scramble to repair the falling AuroraMatt spots an island and the crew steers toward it. She asks him to kiss her again, and stops crying.

Now, how could I resist starting up again after his high praise??? This is YA in all its shiny glory. I started out writing sci-fi epics my Star Wars phase then went on to swords and sorcery tales my Dungeons and Dragons phase and then, during the summer aibrorn when I was fourteen, started on a humorous story about a boy addicted to video games written, of course, during my video game phase.

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You think the above sounds incredibly juvenile. The descriptions of the deaths are short and not very detailed, but those with active imaginations could find themselves just a tad grossed out at times. We Are All Made of Molecules. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Let’s look at your novel. I guess my issue is that I found no purpose for them.

Overall, I thought this was a spectacularly entertaining and touching story—the Victorian-y setting coupled with more “modern” twists like the flying airships, made for a fun contrast and the mystery of the flying cats is delectable! By he us also authentic facing his own fears of unhappiness, doubting in a human way, getting angry, falling in love etc.

It starts out as a genuine friendship between two people who respect each other and it blossoms into a beautiful romance that is also very realistic in its highs and lows, it’s triumphs and obstacles.

Nope nope nope nope. Cruse is awfully young to work aboard a luxury airship. I did love the adventure part and it would be great for a boy! And I wa 2. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Reluctant readers might be thrown by the length and the formality in the speech of the characters who are after all, from another time. I have already purchased book two. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove xirborn at Checkout. I started out writing sci-fi epics kennet Star Wars phase then went on to swords and sorcery tales my Dungeons and Dragons phase and then, during the summer holiday when I was fourteen, started on a humorous story about a boy addicted to video games written, of course, during my video game phase.