Synopses & Reviews
Set in a world where ships can fly, this breathtaking adventure features gorgeous illustrations from Series of Unfortunate Events artist Brett Helquist
Considering she's only twelve, Nadya Skylung has seen a whole lot of the world. But the only home she's ever known is the cloudship Orion, which ferries cargo between far-flung cities above the deadly waters of the Cloud Sea. Nadya cares for the ship's cloud garden, keeping the Orion afloat. But she dreams of more, and now her captain is picking a new first mate. If Nadya wins the job, she'll run her own ship one day. If she loses, she'll do the bidding of her arch-rival Tam Ban, as goody-goody a kid as you've ever met.
Nadya can hardly imagine a worse fate--until pirates kidnap Captain Nic and the other adults. Now Nadya must rally Tam and the Orion's other kids to rescue their mentors, even if it means breaking the ship's most important rules. And as they face off against storms and magic and monsters, they must decide how much they're willing to sacrifice to do it.
Together with illustrations from Brett Helquist (Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events), Jeff Seymour's richly-imagined debut will transport readers to a magical world where ships can fly, and where kids take fate into their own hands.
From debut author Jeff Seymour and bestselling illustrator Brett Helquist (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events) comes this breathtaking fantasy adventure, starring an extraordinary new heroine and set in an unforgettable world where ships can fly.
It takes a very special crew to keep the cloudship Orion running, and no one knows that better than Nadya Skylung, who tends the cloud garden that keeps the ship afloat. When the unthinkable happens and pirates attack, Nadya and the other children aboard--all orphans taken in by the kindhearted Captain Nic--narrowly escape, but the rest of the crew is captured. Alone and far from help, only Nadya and her four brave and loyal friends can take back the Orion and rescue the crew. And she'll risk life and limb to save the only family she's ever known. But . . . this attack was no accident. What exactly are the pirates looking for? Could it be Nadya they've been after all along?