Saturday, June 14, 2008

105.Skybreaker

Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel
Airborn Series Book 2

Pages: 340
Finished: June 13, 2008
First Published: 2005
Genre: fantasy, science fiction, adventure,
Rating: 4/5

Reason for Reading: next in the series.

First sentence:


The storm boiled above the Indian Ocean, a dark, bristling wall of cloud,
blocking our passage west.


Comments: Matt and Kate hire an airship to help them find the legendary lost ship the Hyperion. Along with them on the journey are a crew of Sherpas, a debonair captain with designs on Kate, her prim chaperon and a feisty gypsy girl. They encounter all sorts of dangers as they fly into the uncharted heights of the sky.

I think I enjoyed Skybreaker even more than the first in this series, Airborn. Even though this series is classified as Fantasy, this volume definitely breaks into the science fiction genre and is very reminiscent of Verne's 20,000 Leagues. Lots of fun characters, excitement and adventure. I'm looking forward to the third book in the series which comes out this fall.

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