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Matt Cruse works as cabin boy in the Aurora: a luxury passenger ship in an alternative Victorian time where airships roll across the skies. Six months ago Matt rescued a dying man from a drifting air balloon who claimed to have seen something of great beauty. But it isn't until six months later when he meets the man's granddaughter, Kate de Vries when he is reminded of this incindent. After showing him her father's logbook Matt is dubious but intent on finding what he acutally saw.
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Plunging into action, the Aurora is attacked by pirates and the legend himself: Kikram Szpirglas. After looting the ship, shooting a crew member the renowned pirates leave into their own ship to face a storm. The ships come into contact ripping the Aurora's Hydirum gas bags sending it into an inevitable crash.... onto an unexplored island.

The mystery heightens with the finding of a suspicious 'cloud cat' matching the descriptions found in Kate's grandfather's log book.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   pilot, civilian Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Jungle Earth setting:    -   19th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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