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Taking World War I and turning it upside, bestselling author Scott Westerfeld has created a world where Clankers (hardcore metal machinists) and Darwinists (transforming animals into machines) are battling for power. The story is seen through the eyes of two teenagers from opposite sides of the conflict, Clanker Prince Aleksandar, son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and Deryn Sharp, a girl who longs to be an airman on a Darwinist ship. With the world falling to pieces after the Archduke's assassination, the Prince is on the run in a Clanker machine, and Deryn is aboard "Leviathan," an airship that is a souped up whale. When the pair accidentally meets amidst the chaos in Switzerland, they discover that they must depend on one another for survival. The first in a hotly awaited series.
Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling launch of Westerfeld's masterful series that SLJ reviewd as "sure to become a classic."
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action + Adventure / General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, Historical / Europe, General
Age Range: Teen
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Street Date: August 10, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0661