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Sky Run

(The Cloud Hunters #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  10 reviews
In a world where islands float above the sun and Cloud Hunters sail the skies for water, orphans Gemma and Martin live with their 120-year-old great, great, grand aunt Peggy and the sky-cat Botcher on a remote rock miles from civilisation. When Peggy decides they should visit City Island to register at school, the group embarks on a trip that will take them through unchart ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 3rd 2013 by Hot Key Books
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Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow. When I read The Cloud Hunters, I proclaimed it to be a perfect book. Sky Run returns us to the amazing world Shearer created in that book and this time we're following siblings Martin and Gemma as they make the long, hazardous journey from their home in the outskirts to City Island, where they plan to enrol in school.

The story-telling is again absolutely enchanting - Sky Run is narrated by Gemma and Martin, who alternate every few chapters. They both have distinct voices: Gemma's full of
Luca Frog
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Il libro è bellissimo, ma non capisco perché in italiano il titolo è stato tradotto "cacciatori di nuvole la grande avventura". ...more
Mavis Ros
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it

"The sky is a vast, nightless, dangerous place."

This was actually quite good. Turns out it's not just for kids to read but for teens and adults as well. But honestly if I were still a kid back then reading this thing, I would still marked this book as not understandable in terms of extensive word vocabulary and some adult jokes being applied.

Let's just say that the introductions to Peggy, Gemma, and Martin didn't come out strong ever since they first met. Peggy just explained their whole fla

Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5

I really, really loved the first book in this series, The Cloud Hunters, & I did enjoy Sky Run as well, however is was incredibly different to its prequel. Sky Run had a very odd feel to it; the plot was incredibly random & at times was just totally bonkers. I loved the characters though & I must admit that I did enjoy following them on their voyage across the sky. I’m sad this is the last book in this series - Sky Run wasn’t as good at The Cloud Hunters, but I still love the world th
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
A gentle, dreamy ride, quite unlike the plot-driven adventures or puzzle-filled whodunits I usually read. Both the world and aspects of the story have some logical holes. In another book, that would greatly annoy me but, in this one, it didn't really seem to matter too much. The world and the plot (what there is of it) are only a vehicle for the characters and their development, both of which are drawn superbly. Perhaps this quote from the book sums it up "In my opinion, that's about the best yo ...more
Yi Ning Tan
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think the great thing about this book is that it manages to communicate some things that usually take people a paragraph and a dictionary full of complicated words to say, all while using simple words that arguably make it better for what it says.
Ethan McGrath
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was a good book, not too long and very exciting.
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Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Here's the thing. Sometimes when an author creates an alternate world the lion's share of the book consists of the author huffing and puffing and straining to create and present his vision. There's a lot of exposition and explanation and description. The characters are just a marginal presence and the plot is just a device to move people around so the reader can experience more of this created world. I'm thinking variations on the "Avatar" experience.
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this journey, loved the way their world works
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Just couldn't seem to get into this one. I didn't finish it... ...more
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Alex Shearer started his writing career as a scriptwriter and has had great success in that field. His credits include The Two of Us, the 1990s sitcom starring Nicholas Lyndhurst. More recently he has started writing for children. His Wilmot stories have been adapted for TV by Yorkshire television, and his children's novel, The Greatest Store in the World, was screened as a feature length TV film ...more

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