In Scott Westerfeld's well-built steampunk universe, it's the eve of World War I between the Darwinists and the Clankers. Deryn and her friend Alek have gotten work aboard the tremendous airship Leviathan. Still posing as a boy, Deryn longs for adventure and wants to be part of the forces that end the war. Alek is also hiding his true identity, one of royalty, and discovery means death. When they find themselves in the middle of a catastrophe, the pair makes a daring team bent on saving the world. This is the second book in the bestselling Leviathan trilogy. With lovely, detailed illustrations.
The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker Powers.
Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan's peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.
Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what’s ahead.
Number of Pages: 485
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Historical / Europe, General, Action + Adventure / General
Series Title: Leviathan
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Range: Teen
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Street Date: August 9, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-1034