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 Cruise made a name and some money for himself after the fateful trip that brought Kate de Vries into his life. Now studying at the Airship Academy Matt feels like his future is in sight. During one of the training missions however, the ship Matt is on, the Flotsam rises thousands of feet into the air by mishap, reaching above the clouds and showing him a glimpse of the Hyperion a ship of legend missing for forty years.
Matt returns back to the Academy to ...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.
Dabei ist die Idee, den Himmel als ähnlich unerforschte Domäne wie den Ozean darzustellen genial und die Suche nach dem Schatz eines ...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
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
Such a piece of work warrants a sequel and with “Skybreaker”, Oppel brings back all the familiar goodies.
This time Matt Cruse, the enigmatic dreamer, teams up onc ...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
In terms of a book, it followed quite a linear model, with a great mysterious plot, developing characters, clever plot-comebacks, and of course, romantic subplots (because who doesn't like those ...more
I thought this book was really good because it has a lot of action, suspense, and the slightest touch of romance. This series has to be the best series that i have ever read because of its contents.
This book is about a boy named Matt Cruse who has seen a ship that was supposed to be destroyed but turns out to be just floating around above the clouds at 20,000 feet aimlessly and he is the only one who knows of its whereabouts. As soon as the world hears about him ...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
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
It's still great rollicking adventure, but it feels a bit to formulaic, especially the romance part. It seems the relationship between Matt and Kate is reset, and goes through the same motions as in the first book.
I will definitely pick up the 3rd and final part of the series, as it still was a page turner, but I hope it will focus more on the adventure and less on the 'does she like me or not?' romance parts ...more
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.
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.
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