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Scott Westerfeld
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carolynlovestoread27 said:
I love the way it is placed in ww1 with some real perople mentioned. Overall this is one of my favorite books.
posted Apr 22, 2012 at 3:00PM
carolynlovestoread27 said:
could there be a better seris? I doubt it this is the best!!
posted Jan 28, 2012 at 4:10PM
carolynlovestoread27 said:
could there be a better seris? I doubt it this is the best!!
posted Dec 4, 2011 at 4:06PM
carolynlovestoread27 said:
could there be a better seris? I doubt it this is the boom!!
posted Nov 20, 2011 at 3:43PM
Avatar for Grandma Barbara Grandma Barbara said:
Very good. Two factions – the mechanical and the biological – battle in a steampunk version of WWI. Excellent illustrations by Keith Thompson. Great plot, great characterization, great sequel (Behemoth, out now) and a third volume on the way. Teen fiction.
posted Sep 10, 2011 at 11:18AM
jazzy2 said:
Really good! Recommend it if you like fantasy.
posted Jul 29, 2011 at 10:50AM
Mangacat said:
This. Book. Is. So. Good. Read it ASAP!!!!! I can’t wait for the next book to come out this fall!
posted Jun 10, 2011 at 8:12PM
amoeba said:
steampunk adventure
posted Aug 23, 2010 at 11:43PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were assassinated, setting in motion a chain of alliances that sparks an international war. World War I, right? Well, kind of. The alliances of Leviathan’s alter-Europe are divided into the Germanic “Clankers” who build wonderfully complex and sophisticated machines, and the British “Darwinists” who genetically engineer astonishing animal crossbreeds. Prince Aleksander is a proud Austrian, but when his country turns against him after the murder of his parents, Alek is forced into exile with a small crew of loyalists and a steam-powered Stormwalker. Half a continent away, Deryn Sharp is an intelligent and skilled girl determined to make her way—disguised as a boy—asa British Air Service midshipman on board the living airship Leviathan, a massive hydrogen-breathing beastie. The fates of Clanker-born Alek and firm Darwinist Deryn seem unlikely to combine, but that’s exactly what happens when the Leviathan crashes near Alek’s Swiss mountain hideout. The only way for Alek (under the guise of a commoner) and Deryn (still dressed as a boy) to escape the approaching German army is to work together—even if that means overcoming a lifetime of suspicion about the other’s way of life and revealing their own true identities. Author Scott Westerfeld stays true to the shifting alliances that caused the Great War while inventing not one, but two, advanced new technologies. His description of the Clanker’s mechanical prowess is matched only by the complex symbiotic animal relationships that keep the Leviathan airborne. Westerfeld’s creations are visualized by illustrator Keith Thompson in inked drawings that breathe even more life into the fabulous construct that is Leviathan. The adventure continues in the upcoming sequel, Behemoth, due in October 2010.
posted Jun 8, 2010 at 11:41AM
Neutrino said:
This is one of the best books I have ever read.
posted Jan 20, 2010 at 10:51AM
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main characters Aleksandar Ferdinand
Age: 15
Austrian Hungarian
Parents were assassinated; fled Austria as his people turn on him.

Deryn Sharp
Trains to be an airman with the British Air Service; prays that no one will discover she is a girl; serves on a massive biological airship.

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