Wednesday, 14 October 2009


Not Leviathan Rising but simply Leviathan, as in the new book by Scott Westerfeld. This one is a must for all fans of steampunk that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, 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 World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.

What makes the world of Leviathan so different is that fact that (similar to the Pax Britannia series) conventional history has been given a whole new, imaginative spin.

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.

Written by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Keith Thompson, it looks like a belter!

Now enjoy the awesome trailer that had been created for the book...

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