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...?his attack was no accident. What exactly are the pirates looking for? Could it be Nadya they've been after all along? "Nadya Skylung is one smart, sassy, spitfire heroine with gills. I love her!"-Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump "A stunningly imaginative world unlike anything I've seen before. It is thrilling, it is emotional, and it is wholly original."-M. A. Larson, author of Pennyroyal Academy "A stunning debut filled with derring-do, surprises, and truly original world building."-J. A. White, author of The Thickety
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by Seymour Simon
by Jeff Abbott
by Jeff Kinney
by Jeff Guinn
by Jeff Madrick
by Wendy Corsi Staub
by William Kent Krueger
"Hannah Jay narrates this skyborne adventure with a steampunk twist. The titular character has a fascination with creative writing; she employs poetic language to describe her life aboard the ORION, a cloudship populated by orphaned youth who round out the crew with their variety of magical powers. Jay's honeyed voice is well suited to Nadya's first-person storytelling, particularly her bouts of lyricism. When pirates attack the ship and kidnap the adult crewmembers, the story becomes increasingly tense, and Jay follows suit, narrating with near panic in her voice. The story does not end cleanly. Instead, the listener is left wondering what will happen next, keeping the potential open for a sequel. S.P. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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