Publish date: 2008
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Reflection: A book that had me constantly going to the internet to see what was historical and what was fiction. An interesting introduction to early ballooning, regardless. Action and adventure abound. There is a truly evil character, fortunately he is surrounded by many less blood-thirsty men...
My cousin gifted me this today. :D
After his dramatic birth in a hot air balloon, Conor Broekhart dreams of building a flying machine. Growing up on the small island of Saltee off the coast of Ireland, all Conor can think about is flying machines. Conor gets caught trying to stop a coup attempt against King Nicholas. His punishme...
Much of Airman is very enjoyable. Set when mechanical flight is on the verge of becoming a reality, it's both a Count of Monte Cristo-esque revenge tale and a fictional origin of manned flight. As historical fiction, Colfer does a good job of getting the flavor of the period. As a revenge story, he ...
I feel like this story had way more potential than it actually achieved. For the most part, I enjoyed it, but it was definitely lacking. Especially in the writing. Colfer really likes to tell the emotions and backstory immediately after meeting a character, and he shoves characterization down the...
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