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.
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.
This report prepared by Matthew van Voorthuizen