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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However, I found Kate extremely annoying. No menneth language, a couple chaste kisses. There are minor, pleasing shades of the film Titanic throughout—the rich but overprotected girl, the poor but daring and lovable cabin boy, and the vessel itself, which is a sprawling and multifaceted character in kennwth own right—but Oppel places the emphasis squarely on adventure rather than romance, keeping the pace brisk and the characters dynamic.

Personally, I thought Leviathan by Scott Westerfield was a better story and more steampunk. 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 kennethh and prove her own talent for scientific investigation.

Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1) by Kenneth Oppel

There was no apology from Kate. The adventurous Kate is held back because she is a rich young lady in a time when rich young ladies learned social graces and were expected kenneeth marry as soon as possible. The book and audio recording have come highly recommended and from just the first chapter I can see why – I’m already sucked in!: This Printz honor title reads just like watching a movie.


And the pirate captain makes quite sirborn interesting villain.

The protagonist, 15 year old Matt, is likable, responsible, honest and the story is well written. I really liked this one.

Bruce suffers severe wounds on his leg from the cloud cat, but Matt and Kate escape into the forest. His opinion of his Captain was top notch and the authour did both show and tell with his character development.

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review

He’s only a cabin boy, but knows everything about the ship and has dreams of flying his own one day. In the beginning I thought she was mildly irritating but by the middle she was pushing obnoxious. And fine, if you have to make her thus, do so. Our POV character is Matt Cruse, a poor young man born to fly on airships, but held back because he’s essentially enlisted, and can’t afford to go to the airship version of West Point.

Dear author, I feel obliged to inform you of several things. Feb 13, Emily rated it it was amazing Shelves: Writing was good and it had some nice imagery.

It was really fun to read. The opple may seem formidable for some readers, but the fast pace airbornn the nearly constant action will make this a quick read. It was shortly followed with its release in the United Kingdom and the United States in April and May respectively. This adventure story is so exciting and I wish I could get more students to read it. I wouldn’t assume girls wouldn’t like this one.


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Dec 13, Rebekah rated it it was ok. I think somewhere I had heard there be dragons. But there are cool flying animals, airships, silly fish-loving chefs, sea-adventures, pirates, lost islands, smart feisty girls, daring kind-hearted boys, and adventure! Matt Cruse 3 books.

It takes place in an alternate history of our world – so it may be classified as fantasy, but it is not really a kenneh story – it’s an adventure story. I’m so glad I decided to listen to the Full Cast Audio production of this young adult novel. If you like a lot of action in your reading, you’ll love Airbornby Kenneth Oppel.

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 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. The whole book is action-packed, involving clashes with air pirates and daring escapes from airboen situations. The ship crash lands on the island, which Kate realizes is the island from her grandfather’s journal.