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Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel is the second of the Matt Cruse tween adventure stories. This time Matt and Kate team up with a fortune hunter and a Romani girl to track down the mysterious ghost ship, Hyperion.
In an alternate Earth where pressurized heavier than air flight doesn't exist, the types of altitudes today's passenger planes fly at are impossible. Yet, that is where Hyperion is spotted, floating near the Himalayas.
This book was a perfect combination for me: treasure hunting, haunted house (or air ship), weird dead millionaire, high seas (sky) adventure and kraken (or air jellyfish). Oh, and pirates. There's always pirates.
Comment #1: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 16:18:00
He is classic Canadiana! Glad to hear that you enjoyed this one so much :)
Comment #2: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 23:39:00
I didn't pick up on him being Canadian when I read Airborn. But the inclusion of Scotiabank in this book was a big clue.