SKU: 9780060531829
“Ken Oppel takes his readers even higher in the skies. Heart-stopping, lively, and convincing.” —Quill & Quire (starred review) From the author of the internationally best-selling Silverwing trilogy comes a swashbuckling new fantasy set in an era of great airships, glamorous and bloodthirsty pirates, and mysterious winged creatures. Matt Cruse is a cabin boy aboard the luxury passenger airship Aurora when he encounters a dying balloonist who claims to have seen beautiful creatures flying in the air. In a cinematic, rousing adventure across the skies, Matt solves the mystery surrounding these creatures, faces a band of pirates, and survives a shipwreck hundreds of feet above the ocean.

The Story House is an independent, bookstore for children and young adults.  We are located within Dawson's Market in Rockville Town Center and in our renovated trolley bus.  The Story House trolley travels throughout the DC area, partnering with schools, faith groups and organizations on book fairs and other customized book events.

We are affiliated with  If you can not find what you are looking for on our site, please visit for a larger selection including books for adults.


225 N. Washington Street, Rockville, MD

(inside Dawson's Market)


Mobile in our Trolley Bookstore


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