Skybreaker (Matt Cruse #2)
Former cabin boy Matt Cruse, now a student at the prestigious Airship Academy, is first to identify the Hyperion, the private airship of a reclusive and fabulously wealthy inventor that disappeared forty years ago with its owner. Armed with the Hyperion's coordinates, which only he possesses, Matt, heiress Kate de Vries, and a mysterious young gypsy board the Sagarmatha, a...more
This book continues Matt Cruses saga. When it starts, he is serving as an intern on the airship Flotsam. The Flotsam gets blown off course and as it rises to heights untraveled, it discovers a 40-yr-old mystery: the location of the Hyperion, a ghost ship legend to have riches upon riches on board. Because of some complications, the Flotsam must end it's journe ...more
Matt is just how I remembered him though he gets a bit obsessive about money, being good enough and all that. Kate is true to her character as well. Things get complicated between them, the captain, and the gypsy. I g ...more
It really was all that and more. For a long book, it reads fast fast fast. You can't quit turning the pages. Plots twist, not in an unbelievable way but more in a slight-jaw-dropping, actually gasping/saying things out loud way.
This would be a perfect book for boys who like Alex Rider - different but the same sort of plot plot plot action action action.
Assistant to the Navigator, he’s learning things he never really took the time to notice board the Aurora. He was always more concerned with the flying than the routes. And while he appreciates hi ...more
It was also good to get some new characters. Hal was complex. I had trouble figuring out what to make of him, and whethere to trust him or not, which was fine. Same goes for Nadira, who I ...more
Oppel has created a new cast of supporting characters for Skybreaker and they are just as detailed and intriguing as the cast of Airborn (first book in the series). Returning to Skybreaker are certain other favorite ...more
(SPOILERS FOR ANYONE WHO HAS NOT READ AIRBORN. And, if you don't want to know a thing about what happens in "Skybreaker" stop reading now and just go read the book!! It's awesome!!!)
The story begins with a bang as Matt Cruse finds himself in the midst of a storm while on board an airship. It was strange at first that he wasn't on the Aurora but, of course, he has joined the ...more
And I mean breathtaking.
They join a mysterious gypsy named Nadria and a rich, important man named Slater to seek a 40-year-old ghost ship called the Hyperion; and a chance to discover it's riches, they are the first humans to set eyes on it besides the now dead captain of the ship, Grunel. The altidude is a deadly 20,000 feet and they only have a few hours to search the ship before evil sky pirates f ...more
The Protagonist, Matt Cruse, is a 16 year old going through the Airship Academy, and the book is about an adventu ...more
Oppel's writing is as fluid as ever. The Earth of the story is related to our world, but with several changes, and the mix of f ...more
Matt can hardly believe his luck when he is allowed to go on a quest for the legendary Hyperion; a strange craft that an eccentric inventor left floating in the stratosphere ages ago. With Matt as one of the crew on an immense airship bound for the airborn treasure, and Kate hoping to discover new species high above the clouds, this is yet another amazing adventure of the skies that does not disappoint.
No. This "couple" does not get to use that. NO.
I liked this one a fair bit more than Airborn. The love triangle/quadrangle wasn't the worst I've read but unnecessary and frustrating. The plot was a bit better and not nearly so, for lack of a better word, worthless. Characters still annoying or, in Matt's case, blah.
First, the story is not too cheesy. Its predictable enough that I know what is going on, but not so revealing that I know how the story will end. It starts off with Matt Cruse, the main protagonist, aboard the ship Flotsam. After finally achieving his dream of attending the Academy, he is sent on this ship to gain field experience. They run into a huge storm, and in the eye of it spot the ship ...more
Sheez--it's like Twilight with airships!
And that's a shame, because the action is superb and the imaginary world is mind-blowing. I really liked this book--I just wished the main ch ...more
Despite its being dismissed as "too kissy face" by a certain colleague, I enjoyed this sequel. Wasn't quite as fun as the first, and I thought he stuck to the same formula just a little too much (like, the SAME formula), but it was still a good adventure and I would recommend it to folks who liked the first one. Still digging the full cast audio.
This book was just as amazing as the first in the series. It had all of the great aspects of the first book, but added to them with a mysterious fabled ghost ship, an eccentric inventor, and an amazing crew of characters that all together made this book just spectacular. I love the scientific aspects of the story as well. The new air s ...more
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