By Kenneth Oppel
Sailing towards sunrise, and that i used to be perched atop the crow's nest, being the ship's eyes. We have been nights out of Sydney, and there'd been no climate to talk of to date. i used to be holding watch on a depressing stack of nimbus clouds off to the northwest, yet we have been leaving it a long way in the back of, and it appeared to be delicate going the entire as far back as Lionsgate urban. Like driving a cloud. . . .
Matt Cruse is a cabin boy at the Aurora, a major airship that sails 1000's of toes above the sea, ferrying prosperous passengers from urban to urban. it's the lifestyles Matt's consistently sought after; confident he is lighter than air, he imagines himself as buoyant because the hydrium fuel that powers his send. One evening he meets a death balloonist who speaks of lovely creatures drifting during the skies. it's only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings may possibly, in truth, were actual, and that the creatures are thoroughly genuine and totally mysterious.
In a swashbuckling experience akin to Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, writer of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined global during which the air is populated by means of transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings by no means sooner than dreamed of by means of the people who sail the skies.
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