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author: Eoin Colfer (2008)
date read: 8 August 2020
rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Historical fiction about a young boy living in the Saltee Islands, off the coast of Ireland. He’s born in a hot air balloon, but he gets banished to a prison island after a coup – the king and his mentor both murdered, and his family and lover told he is dead. His obsession with flying leads him to build a plane that lets him escape the prison and kill the marshal responsible for the coup.

Easy read, fun story. Finished in a single morning.

(I don’t remember when or how I got this – it’s been on the shelf in my bedroom for years, possibly over a decade.)

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