By Eoin Colfer
Conor Broekhart used to be born to fly. it's the Eighteen Nineties, and Conor and his kin survive the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days learning the technology of flight along with his teach and exploring the fort with the king's daughter, Princess Isabella. however the boy's idyllic existence alterations endlessly the day he discovers a perilous conspiracy opposed to the king. whilst Conor intervenes, he's branded a traitor and thrown into prison at the criminal island of Little Saltee. There, he has to struggle for his existence, as he and the opposite prisoners are compelled to mine for diamonds in inhumane stipulations. there's just one solution to break out Little Saltee, and that's to fly. So Conor passes the solitary months by means of scratching drawings of flying machines into the felony partitions. The months become years, yet ultimately the day comes while Conor needs to locate the braveness to belief his innovative designs and take to the skies.
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