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  • Leviathan and Behemoth

    Thu, 21 Oct 2010 09:50

    The action is nonstop in Westerfelds thrilling sequel to last years Leviathan, fans of that book wont be disappointed. Its 1914 in the authors alternate world, the great powers are moving toward full scale war, and Deryn, still posing as a boy, has found a place as a midshipman aboard the gigantic, living British airship Leviathan as it sails east on its secret mission to Istanbul. When Austria Hungary enters the conflict, her friend Alek, the runaway heir to that empire, realizes that he must escape from the airship to avoid imprisonment, giving Deryn a chance not just to help Alek but to change the course of the whole barking war. Battles abound between eccentric fighting machines and even stranger fabricated beasties as Deryn and Alek prove their courage and ingenuity while putting themselves in harms way. This exciting and inventive tale of military conflict and wildly reimagined history should captivate a wide range of readers. Thompsons evocative and detailed spot art only sweetens the deal.

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