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Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel
Cover Artist: Shane Rebenschied
Review by Steve Sawicki
HarperTeen Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780060850579
Date: 01 March 2009 List Price $17.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

This is the third book in Oppel's series involving Matt Cruse and heiress/biologist Kate De Vries. The first two books, Airborn and Skybreaker, established the universe where lighter than air travel is the norm in a world close enough to our own to be familiar but different enough to be engaging. Matt Cruse, now a pilot in training, is invited to take part in a daring exercise to stretch the limits that airships can travel.

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"Mr. Cruse, how high would you like to fly?"
A smile soared across my face.
"As high as I possibly can."

Pilot-in-training Matt Cruse and Kate de Vries, expert on high-altitude life-forms, are invited aboard the Starclimber, a vessel that literally climbs its way into the cosmos. Before they even set foot aboard the ship, catastrophe strikes:

Kate announces she is engaged—and not to Matt.

Despite this bombshell, Matt and Kate embark on their journey into space, but soon the ship is surrounded by strange and unsettling life-forms, and the crew is forced to combat devastating mechanical failure. For Matt, Kate, and the entire crew of the Starclimber, what began as an exciting race to the stars has now turned into a battle to save their lives.

Award-winning and bestselling author Kenneth Oppel brings us back to a rich world of flight and fantasy in this breathtaking new sequel to Airborn and Skybreaker.

(Source: HarperTeen)

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