Airman, by Eoin Colfer

Airman, by Eoin Colfer

Reason for Reading: Seemed like a good idea

Genre: YA Steampunk

Conor Broekhart has grown up as the best friend of the princess of the Saltee kingdom (an imaginary kingdom off of Ireland). But when he discovers a conspiracy to kill the king, the real traitor captures him and sends him to a prison camp to mine diamonds in obscurity. Conor must use his genius for flight to escape the prison and rescue the princess. Conor is much like a 19th century steampunk Artemis Fowl. Colfer delivers his usual book – fun, delightful, and humorous. Definitely a treat for fans of non-dystopia non-paranormal-romance YA. (YAY! for something different!) I’d say this book is appropriate for 5th – 8th graders. 

6 thoughts on “Airman, by Eoin Colfer

  1. Though I have not read any Steampunk some of my friends and family are really into it. When I get a chance a really want to try a good example of it. This one, as does the entire genre, looks good.

    I also really like the cover art.


  2. “fun, delightful, and humorous” that's a perfect description of this book. I really enjoyed it, for what it is, back when I read it a few years ago.
    There was talk of it being turned into a film, but I don't think that looks too likely anymore.


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