Kenneth Oppel Airborn Series has 82 ratings and 5 reviews. Dennis said: Kenneth Oppel’s Airborn Series are probably the best Young Adult books I’ve rea. . Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow’s nest, being the ship’s eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there’d been no weather to speak of . : Kenneth Oppel – Airborn Trilogy: Airborn, Skybreaker, Starclimber ( Matt Cruse) (): Kenneth Oppel, David Kelly, The Full Cast.

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Characters very rarely provide info-dumps unless they fit into what’s occurring on the page at that moment, which makes the characters feel more real and makes the gradual understanding of their motivations all the more interesting. Matt is a great main character as he reacts to situations in reasonable and believable ways, making the story that much easier and enjoyable to read.

The more so because they feel authentic to the world of the story. It’s hard to believe that this came out over a decade ago I remember the first time I saw airbirn on the new release shelf at Barnes and Noble and wondered if it was any good like it was just yesterdaybut it’s survived the test of time and each time I reread it I find myself drawn back into its world all over again.

Miss Simpkins tries to lock Kate in her room for associating with Matt. Oct 24, Susan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Szpirglas’ crew murders Bruce in the engine room and chases Matt onto the hull of the Aurora in open air.

If you do so and pull the trigger, it does not make an anti-climatic little click that allows your hero to get away from the villain pointing the gun at him. The title should be at least 4 characters long. There was no apology from Kate. Oppel was the focus of the piece it was for a Canadian site, he is I found out about Airborn while surfing around looking for contemporaries of Harry Potter to see if any books had sold anywhere near the same number. It felt like every time I tuned in I was visiting with friends.


I started out writing sci-fi epics my Star Wars phase then went on to swords I was born in in Port Alberni, a mill town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia but spent the bulk of my childhood in Victoria, B.

Reluctant readers might be thrown by the length and the formality in the speech of the characters who are after kehneth, from another time. Does this end in the main characters dying in an exploding airship?

And will airborh figure it out before pirates and shipwreck end their voyage forever? Ladies and gentlemen, this is YA. A page book without padding! Feb 13, Emily rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book. I hesitate to bring out any sort of “Harry Potter comparison” but really this is the closest to an HP “feel” of any novel I’ve read One word review: But, there are obvious deaths, some of which might be unnerving for young, sensitive readers.

I found out about Airborn while surfing around looking for contemporaries of Harry Potter to see if any books had sold anywhere near the same number. I’m the one who “found” the book in the first place while I worked in the school library last summer and I remember liking the few chapters I’d been able to read. Airborn is, to me, a perfect book. In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined kenneeth in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.

Aug 20, Alanna G. One day into the voyage, an ornithopter delivers two passengers to the ship: It takes place in an alternate history of our world – so it may be classified as fantasy, but it is not really a fantasy story – it’s an adventure story. We had a family friend who knew Roald Dahl – one of my favourite authors – and this friend offered to show Dahl my story. airbodn

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He narrowly survives a deadly attack by the fanatical Babelites, who are opposed to humans reaching the heavens. The plot moves along at a good pace. His gang of pirates plunder the ship of all valuables and kill the chief wireless officer.


A small warning and minimal spoiler: Lost is a about survivors of a plane crash who get stranded on a mysterious island.

I would have liked to see a bit more of this, which is why I mark it down a bit, but perhaps this comes in a sequel. I was paralysed with excitement. Jonathan Vanderpol rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Maybe she’ll mature in the later books.

Kenneth Oppel Airborn Series

Of course, being a Verne-style adventure, there are sky pirates, tempestuous weather, dangerous beasts, and a desert island. Kate is smart, bold, and courageous — but she can be overzealous in pursuit of her goals. It might appear to be more of a “boy book”, but there is a main character who is a girl, so there’s someone girls can relate to, and a kenbeth of wholesome romance.

I’m sorry, but to speak plainly; he’s in love with the airship, with the idea of flying, aaaand The airships, the characters, pirates, mythical beasts come to life, skeptical scientists, daring girls, snooty chaperones, brave captains, vivacious cooks, and a airbprn, brave, excelling cabin boy.

She’s incredibly reckless and thoughtless, and not just with her own safety. I did love the adventure part and it would be great for a boy!

The Globe and Mail. I think somewhere I had heard there be dragons. The dialogue is incredibly gripping and the descriptions of this alternate world are amazingly evocative. I think this would be a great book to read to kids that were not old enough to read it themselves.

I’ve never shipped characters in a book for school this much before. Kenneth Oppel Airborn Series Embed. I believe had this book been told in another way it wouldn’t have been so repetative. But despite the pirates and the very real danger presented to themselves and others they care about, our heroes never resort to violent solutions.

Lists with This Book. Kenneth Oppel was unknown to me, although he has been writing for some time, partly because his kenneh books seem to have been aimed at a younger audience. They prefer to think their way out of their problems.