Sky Thieves

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Jupiter and Dominika's legendary airship Dragonfly once robbed the rich to help the poor, helped by lieutenants Carlos Vaspine and Lendon Kane.  But Kane grew greedy: he mutinied, murdered Jupiter and Dominika and now terrorises the skies in Shadow. 

Miraculously, Jupiter and Dominika's baby, Zoya, was rescued by Vaspine and placed in orphanage.  She finally learns her origins when she’s brutally kidnapped: she wakes aboard Dragonfly, rescued again by Vaspine.  Her beloved pendant is key to her parent’s lost wealth; Kane desperately wants it, and Dragonfly can’t out-run Shadow. Can they hatch a plan to outwit him?

This is the stuff of classic swashbuckling fast-moving adventure, complete with a wonderful cast of gloriously named characters, a deliciously evil baddie and a feisty heroine coming into her own. 

More books like this

Mortal Engines

Author: Philip Reeve

London is on the move again: the traction city trawls the world on wheels, capturing and eating smaller towns.

Read more about Mortal Engines

The Edge Chronicles: Beyond the Deepwoods

Author: Paul Stewart Illustrator: Chris Riddell

The first book of The Edge Chronicles which sees Twig start his quest to find out who he really is.

Read more about The Edge Chronicles: Beyond the Deepwoods

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...