Author(s): Eoin Colfer
'A fast-moving, action-packed read'- Sunday Express'Wonderfully inventive . . . great stuff'- Mail on SundayOne dark night on the island of Great Saltee, fourteen-year-old Conor is framed for a terrible crime he didn't commit. Thrown into prison by the dastardly Hugo Bonvilain, Conor is trapped in a seaswept dungeon and branded a traitor. He must escape and clear his name; he wants his old life back - his family, his friends . . . and his princess.
Conor knows there is only one way out. It's an impossible task, which has never been done before. But Conor is determined to do it. He'll have to fly.
'A swashbuckling adventure full of excitement, betrayal . . . it has a dashing young hero, a dastardly villain . . . explosions and a princess'- Irish Independent'Better fun than this will be hard to come by . . . enjoy it while it lasts'- The Times
Shortlisted for Bisto Book of the Year Award 2009 and Carnegie Medal 2009.
Praise for Airman: 'Swashbuckling high adventure ... His strongest work yet' -- Guardian 'Better fun than this will be hard to come by' -- The Times 'A classic swashbuckling adventure' -- Irish Independent Review Praise for other books by Eoin Colfer: 'Wickedly brilliant' -- Independent (on Artemis Fowl) 'As ever, Colfer's story rattles along at a tremendous pace with a cast of eccentric and explosive characters' -- Guardian (on The Supernaturalist) 'Unputdownable' -- Irish Times (on Half Moon Investigations)
EOIN (pronounced 'Owen', by the way) COLFER was born and raised in Wexford, Ireland. He began writing plays at an early age, forcing his unfortunate classmates to dress up as marauding Vikings when they would have preferred to be outdoors doing some marauding of their own. As an adult Eoin continued to write and he is now the international bestselling author of the incredible Artemis Fowl series. He has also written the brilliant Half Moon Investigations, several Legend Of ... stories, The Supernaturalist and The Wish List. Airman is his first historical-fiction novel, in which his hero Conor takes to the skies. Eoin lives in Ireland with his wife, two sons and an overactive imagination.