It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and... show more
It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.
Publish date: October 6th 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 440
Edition language: English
Series: Leviathan (#1)
I've been wanting to read more Steampunk so since I heard some good things about Leviathian and the airships in it intrigued me, I decided to give it a try. I didn't particularly enjoy it though like I thought I would, for a couple of reasons. One, I thought it was suppose to be a YA book but its si...
The Archduke of Austria-Hungary and his wife are assassinated and their son, Alek, flees into the night with trusted advisors. Deryn Sharp disguises herself as a boy to gain a post on a Darwinist airship. With a Great War brewing, how will their paths intersect?I had Leviathan on my kindle for so lo...
Maybe this was how you stayed sane in wartime: a handful of noble deeds amid the chaos. When I first got the entire Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld, I expected to completely devour this up. I wasn’t expecting to be so busy I barely had time to read. I feel like knowing I had so many things to...
So, Leviathan is a steampunk historical fiction young adult series involving two main characters with double perspective narration. Sounds exciting as soon as I picked it up. Alek is a prince from Austria-Hungary on the run while Deryn is a girl in hiding in the British Air Service. Both have their ...
In Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld introduces us to an alternative version of Europe during World War I. At first it is complicated to understand the jargon used in the book, but after the reader becomes familiar with terms like Clankers and Darwinists it becomes much easier to follow the plot of the st...