Leviathan

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 440 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - electrascaife - LibraryThing

Meh. I liked it okay, but it never grabbed me, and I don't feel a pressing need to know what happens in the rest of the series. Also, slightly annoyed at Deryn's need to 'curse' 'adorably' every other ... Read full review

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User Review  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

I was really looking forward to this, but I ended up thinking it was kind of a mess. It felt like a really, really, really long first chapter in a way--all setup and no payoff--and Alek and Deryn were ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
19
Section 4
28
Section 5
40
Section 6
50
Section 7
57
Section 8
65
Section 24
225
Section 25
238
Section 26
249
Section 27
258
Section 28
271
Section 29
282
Section 30
295
Section 31
309

Section 9
78
Section 10
90
Section 11
98
Section 12
104
Section 13
106
Section 14
117
Section 15
126
Section 16
140
Section 17
151
Section 18
163
Section 19
174
Section 20
187
Section 21
197
Section 22
215
Section 23
216
Section 32
320
Section 33
325
Section 34
334
Section 35
346
Section 36
355
Section 37
368
Section 38
376
Section 39
385
Section 40
393
Section 41
402
Section 42
410
Section 43
417
Section 44
429
Section 45
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About the author (2009)

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, the worldwide bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at ScottWesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.

Keith Thompson’s work has appeared in books, magazines, TV, video games, and films. See his work at KeithThompsonArt.com.