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 ...more
"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...more
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 ...more
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. ...more