Airman Author:Eoin Colfer Author of the popular Artemis Fowl series, Colfer ventures into slightly different territory in this fantasy, which has the heft of historical fiction; a subset of characters whose physical attributes reflect their evil natures; dry humor; visceral horror; and swashbuckling action that keeps the story from becoming overly dark. — Born in the bask... more »et of an air balloon, Conor Broekhart is sure he is destined to fly. But at 14, he accidentally witnesses the murder of his tutor and the sovereign of the tiny Saltee Islands where he lives, and everything changes.Villainous Marshall Bonvilain throws him into prison, convincing him that his family believes him guilty of the crime. Thus begins his new life as inmate Conor “Finn,” who devotes his considerable abilities to breaking out of prison.« less
I was pleasantly surprised by this book, which is quite a departure from Eoin Colfer's usual style of book. The story was really good, in my opinion, and the subject fascinating. I don't generally read historical fiction, but when it is presented so well, one can hardly help but enjoy it. I'd give this book 4 stars, if not five. Recommended!