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Leviathan ebook

by Scott Westerfeld


Leviathan is a 2009 novel written by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Keith Thompson.

Leviathan is a 2009 novel written by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Keith Thompson. First of a trilogy set in alternative version of World War I, it has Central Powers (known in-universe as "Clankers") using mechanized war machines opposed by Entente Powers (as "Darwinists") who fabricate living creatures genetically. The central protagonists are Aleksander, son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; and Deryn, a Scottish girl with dreams of joining the British Air Service with her brother

Afterword, read by Scott Westerfeld (Spoiler Alert!) And here’s Alan reading the first chapter of the the second book . Here are a couple of interviews I did with Alan while making the audiobooks. Free Leviathan downloadables.

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Part of Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld. She didn't understand that military exercises had more to teach him than musty old tutors and their books. One day soon Alek might be piloting one of those machines. War was coming, after all.

Scott Westerfeld (born May 5, 1963) is the author of the Leviathan series. Born in Texas, he now lives in New York, New York, . and Sydney, Australia. His wife is the young adult author Justine Larbalestier. Westerfeld has also written numerous other young adult novels, including the Uglies series, Midnighters series, Peeps, The Last Days and So Yesterday. He has also written the adult series the Risen Empire.

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. Start reading Goliath (Leviathan Book 3) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

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Author: Scott Westerfeld, Illustrations by Keith Thompson. Genre: YA (Steampunk).

Posted on September 30, 2009. Author: Scott Westerfeld, Illustrations by Keith Thompson. Publisher:Simon and Schuster’s Children/Simon Pulse Publishing Date: 1 Oct 2009/ 6 Oct 2009 Hardcover: 448 pages.

All the European powers are arming up for World War I. 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 is an Austro-Hungarian prince on the run. Deryn Sharp is a commoner. Their paths cross in the most unexpected way.

Sharpbrew
This novel is a unique spin on YA historical fiction! The story is set during WWI with some incredible machines and creatures. First, we have the Darwinist Powers. They have been able to create unique animals in light of using machines. The Clanker Powers rely heavily on machines for everyday use. In typical historical fashion, both powers don't like each other. The endpapers in this book are so awesome. The papers are illustrated with a map that outlines that powers and gives the reader a glimpse at what beasts and machines do the humans bidding.

In short, this was a wonderful read. The novel follows two teens from both Powers who struggle to keep their identities a secret while the world goes to war. While there was lots of action and plot, the end of the book was totally left open for a sequel. Fortunately, the trilogy is all published and I even made sure my local library had the next two books! The writing is really cheeky. The dialogue matched each character beautifully. Alek, our Austrian prince, is such a strong character. He suffers great loss and doesn't get time to deal with his grief. Deryn, our British main character, is just as strong. Her strength and determination is different from Alek. She is determined to be the best air serviceman, she can be.

If you enjoy crazy technology, hydrogen sniffing dogs with two snouts, and a great story about finding yourself, Leviathan is a wonderful choice. Oh! that reminds me! Interspersed throughout this whole novel are wonderful illustrations done by Keith Thompson. The illustrations are so detailed and bring the novel to life!
Marilbine
This book is an alterverse (-partially fictionalized) adventure set in 1914 that follows two protagonists in alternating third-person. Alek is the son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, a Clanker, and is forced to flee Austria after his parents' assassination. Deryn is a young woman who hides her real identity in order to join the Darwinist air corp. Alek and his people, the Clankers, set out in "Walker" a bi-pedal war machine. Deryn takes to the air in a biological airship called the _Leviathan_. When the two parties' paths collide, they are forced to work together to get out of their respective predicament, despite their opposing political and technological views.

For the most part, I listened to the audio book, even though I happen to have picked up both the audio and Kindle editions during two different promotions. I really enjoyed this book a lot. Despite the war-time and technological advancement politics, the book kept a nice pace. I did get really tired of Deryn's favorite insult, "bumrag," very quickly. Most of the other "cursing" consists of phrases like, "barking spiders!" which I found whimsical and refreshing. I liked this book well enough that I will probably listen to or read book two (once I pick it some time after I've cleared up more of my Audible-Kindle slush pile).

The book contains illustrations that were very nice. I flipped through the Kindle edition at some point and looked at all of them. Early on in listening to this book on the Amazon Echo, the Echo activated itself when Cumming would read the phrase, "Alek said." I found it amusing,,but others may not. I didn't notice do so a lot as the book progressed, though. Alan Cumming was a really fine narrator for this story and really enjoyed his performance very much. There were a couple of times I had to adjust the audio level because he would drop his voice a bit, but that's my only quibble.

Overall, I recommend this book--and audio book--quite highly. This could open up some great familial or classroom discussions about history and the opposing technology (machines or engineered creatures). The authors' afterword (which is in both the the Audible edition and Kindle edition) is really interesting and covers the historical events vs. his fictional ones a bit and could lead to further exploration.
Samugul
This is probably the most creative steampunk book I have ever read. Whereas it is typical to place this genre in the Victorian England of the Industrial Revolution with amazing mechanical advances, the genius of this book is to add Darwinian genetic engineering. The book tells the stories of the first week after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand that started the first World War with half of Europe consisting of Clank (mechanical steampunk) countries and the other half Darwinists (genetic engineering steampunk).

The book follows a young girl who sneaks into the Royal Navy as a boy and ends up serving on a living airship engineered from whale “heredity strings” and the son of the slain Archduke. The action is steady, the characters three-dimensional, the dialog (and terminology) interesting, and the plot plausible. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Westerfeld’s world, and I am very much looking forward to starting the second book in the series tomorrow. If you are at all interested in Steampunk, I highly recommend this book. You won’t be disappointed.
Leviathan ebook
Author:
Scott Westerfeld
Category:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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EPUB size:
1118 kb
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1213 kb
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1252 kb
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Publisher:
Thorndike Press; Large Print edition (May 5, 2010)
Pages:
526 pages
Rating:
4.8
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