Enter a past in which airplanes have never been invented, giant
airships rule the skies and the glittering skyscrapers of Lionsgate
City, Canada''s greatest metropolis, rise near the Pacificus Ocean.
When Matt Cruse, cabin boy on the luxury airship Aurora, fearlessly
performs a dramatic rescue to save an old man from his damaged hot
air balloon, he doesn''t know what events he''s setting in motion.
Will he and the balloonist''s fiery granddaughter, Kate de Vries,
be able to solve the mystery of impossible flying creatures seen
among the clouds? And will they figure it out before pirates and
shipwreck end their voyage forever?
Winner of the Governor General''s Award for
Children''s Literature and many other national and international
honours, Kenneth Oppel''s tale of aerial adventure has fired the
imaginations of readers around the world. An instant classic!