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The control car of the giant airship is almost entirely encasedin ice, the ship's name barely visible on her tattered skin: Hyperion.Matt Cruse can't believe his eyes. Can this really be the legendary lostcraft, now a frozen coffin to a ghostly crew and a vast treasure? At 20,000feet, aboard a decrepit training ship, Matt is almost unconscious from the highaltitude, but of all the oxygen-starved crew, he alone remembers the Hyperion'scoordinates. Suddenly it seems that everyone is after those coordinates. Kate deVries, Matt's rich, young lady friend, has her reasons. But what about thestrange gypsy girl and the handsome captain who's going to pilot them back tothe Hyperion? In an adventure that will test his courage, his skill andhis heart, Matt is about to take off on the ride of his life.

Dazzling in every way, Skybreaker is as wonderful asequel to Airborn as Sunwing and Firewing were to Silverwing.From the very first page, readers are propelled back into the Edwardian fantasyworld of hydrium-powered airships and wondrous personal flying machines. Thereare air pirates and aerozoans--deadly jellyfish-like creatures--not to mentiondaring rooftop chases and awe-inspiring feats of flight. Buoyed by Kenneth Oppel'sstunning imagination and a high-powered marketing campaign, Skybreaker isa surefire blockbuster.

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Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780002006996
Branch Call Number: YA OPP
Characteristics: 340 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm


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Oct 09, 2018

This series started giving me Uncharted vibes in this book. I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it as much as the first when it began, but the story quickly grabbed me. In the end, I think it's even stronger than Airborn.

Aug 21, 2015

SKybreker is a great book.It takes readers even higher in the sky with danger and adventure on evry page

Mar 16, 2013

not as good as the first book but still great
i beleive the third book destroys the meaning of airborn and the trilogy

Aug 26, 2012

Better than the second in the setting and action. However, I miss the sky pirates (they're always brilliant) and was irked at the romance. I'm a hardcore non-romantic action fan. But, frozen airships, goggles, and flying machines? Pretty impressive overall.

candy642 Jul 09, 2012

It's a bit like the first, but still a good book.

stevenzagada Jun 10, 2012

Really escapes from the book prior and begins a new gripping story

Jun 09, 2012

Instead of reading Airborn, read this one first!

samsterc Apr 04, 2012

This book kept me reading it without being able to put it down, but I did prefer the first over this one, for, it was less creepy (in certain parts I found it weird).
Overall it was a good book though. I wonder what Starclimber will be like...

Feb 04, 2011

Great book! It is super hard to put down---before you know it you're done with it! It is full of wierd surprises that you wouldn't expect! This is such a great book, I like this author! :)

Jan 28, 2011

is this the second book in the series or the third???

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lms May 30, 2008

"Matt Cruse a student at the Airship Acadamy, finds himself training as a navigator aboard a worn out, tumbling cargo airship piloted by a reckless captain." (Novelist Review)


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Fatima Almalki
May 07, 2010

In this breathtaking sequel to the Governor General's Award-winning fantasy novel Airborn, 16-year-old Matt Cruse flies higher than he ever dreamed.


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