Starclimber (Matt Cruse)
Kenneth Oppel
"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.

Book Details


  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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This book is about Matt Cruise and his adventures. It is hard to place in a single genre, but I would say it is an Adventure/Action/Romance novel. Mr. Cruise starts out building a huge tower in Paris. He leaves his job in Paris after a mishap, and then is drafted by the Canadian government to become a space flyer. After a series of rigorous tests, he is then told he is not allowed on the Starclimber, a ship that literally climbs its way into space.

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