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 f... Silverwing
Shade Silverwing is the runt of the colony, and he lives a life of darkness, as bats were not allowed to see the sun due to an ancient battle. Shade takes a dare from another young Silverwing bat, and takes a peek at the sun. Unfortunately, he is spotted by a deadly owl, and barely escapes with his life.
Enraged, the owl colonies burn his haven with hidden fire. Forced to migrate early for hibernation, Shade's colony flies a million wingbeats... Skybreaker
Matt and his friends must track down an abandoned old airship and retrieve its treasure before a sinister villain manages to do, and Matt and Kate's romance must survive their adventures and challenges. It has been a long time since I read the Matt Cruse series but re-reading this book makes me remember why I like Kenneth Oppel. If you've read Airborn, the first book in this series, you will like this sequel. In Skybreaker we return to the alternative ea... Starclimber
Matt and Kate come of age as a pilot/astralnaut and suffragette/scientist respectively, and must overcome societal barriers if they want to marry, but first they must use their wits and courage to survive a space disaster on the maiden voyage of the Starclimber into the Earth's orbit. In Starclimber we return for a final time to Matt and Kate. But this time we see a more mature, young adult Matt and Kate, now grown-up and working in the roles they have b...