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Leviathan

Westerfeld, Scott (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Leviathan


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In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Authors: Westerfeld, Scott
Title: Leviathan
Publisher: New York :, Simon Pulse,, 2009
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed
Characteristics: 440 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm
Summary: In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Keith - 1982-
ISBN: 1416971734
9781416971733
Branch Call Number: YA WESTERF
Statement of Responsibility: written by Scott Westerfeld ; illustrated by Keith Thompson
Subject Headings: Genetic engineering Fiction War Fiction Princes Fiction Imaginary creatures Fiction Science fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Genetic engineering
War
Princes
Imaginary creatures
Science fiction
LCCN: 2009000881
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Report This Mar 12, 2014
  • qwertyuiop12 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If u liked this book I recomend half-made world & Ransom city as well as mortal engines p.s. I want a thylacine -_-

Report This Feb 20, 2014
  • Lightining_975 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

beuatiful

Report This Sep 30, 2013
  • Jenna_LIB rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An amazingly crafted alternative steampunk history of the World War. I loved the Clanker vs Darwinist theme as well as the innovative method of cursing. Strong protagonists that balance each other out well. Entertaining and gorgeously illustrated!

Report This Jun 05, 2013
  • origamicrane1000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I wish there were more books like this. It isn't a paranormal love triangle fantasy, like many books today are. It's more of an alternate history novel with creative technology. The story sticks to various parts of history but still has an unpredictable plot, and the characters are very fun to read about. Try it! :D

Report This Jun 04, 2013
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ienjoyed this book very much. It was a lot of things, and more.

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  • whdn rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

it was a really good series. highly recommended.

Report This Apr 22, 2013
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Leviathan is set in an alternate timeline during World War 1. This timeline has several differences from actual historical events, including that the first assassination attempt on Archduke Franz Ferdinand failed, but he was poisoned later that night. The most obvious difference between Leviathan and our timeline is the technology. The Allies (‘darwinists’) use genetically modified animals (the Leviathan is a flying whale, which sounds more ridiculous than it is), and the Central Powers (‘clankers’) use steampunk vehicles. Franz Ferdinand’s only son Aleksandar is one of the main characters. Alek spends most of the book on the run in his Stomwalker (a small steampunk walker). The other main character is Deryn/Dylan Sharp, a girl disguised as a boy in the Darwinist army, serving on the Leviathan. A really good book.

Report This Apr 11, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

okay look this book was interesting. But the issue was they are at war but there is no cussing and they dont describe violence what they need violence !!!!!!!!???????? this author is a bumb

Report This Apr 10, 2013
  • Blaziken749 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really good book. I love the humour that Dylan (Deryn) makes at Alek's expense later on in it.

Report This Mar 21, 2013
  • Majorhill rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book. Both points of view are strong and the plot great. It is a bit slow to start I guess. The other two books, "Behemoth" and "Goliath" both really add on to the story as well. Just read it already.

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  • orange_cat_517 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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  • Pauliovirus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Dec 24, 2011
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Alek and "Dylan" Sharp are thrown together in a race to keep their secrets--one hiding his heritage, the other his --or is it her?-- gender. Altogether a thrilling steampunk novel.

Report This May 04, 2011
  • shelby11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Prince Aleksander is on the run from the germans. With his parents dead, he flees to a secret safe house in Switzerland. Deryn Sharp is disguised as a boy named Dylan, so she can fly. When the ship she works on crashes on a Switzerland glacier, things don't look good. Until she meets a mysterious boy named Alek... Alek is a clanker; Deryn is a darwinist. But when they work together, they might just be able to find a way off of the glacier. A steampunk fantasy about World War one that never was...

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Report This Feb 19, 2014
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Other: stupid book

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  • 52107amb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is a lot of fighting in the book nothing to gorey or anything. But it's world war I what do you expect?

Report This Dec 24, 2011
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Nothing too bad, just Deryn's articulate speech. Alek swears at moments.

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Report This Apr 10, 2013
  • Blaziken749 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"No, but have you Clankers ever made a train that can hunt for its own food, or heal itself, or reproduce?"~Dylan (Deryn,) page 273

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  • 52107amb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

But I fell. And it's about time too young master- Alek and Klopp

Report This Jan 17, 2012
  • Pauliovirus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Welcome abored the LEVIATHAN, Mr. Sharp. ~message lizard

Report This Dec 25, 2011
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Oi, beastie!

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  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Oh, I'm always leaving my watch on the tennis courts. ~Deryn (Alek rolls his eyes)

Report This May 04, 2011
  • shelby11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The question is: Do you oil your war machines, or do you feed them?"

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Report This May 17, 2011
  • shelby11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'Leviathan' Book Trailer

World War One that never was: The Clankers, who fight with giant machines; The Darwinists, who fabricate animals to fight. Alek is the prince of Austria-Hungary. When his parents are killed, he runs, looking for safety; Deryn is a girl, disguised as a boy so she can live out her dream of flying. Alek is a clanker, Deryn a darwinist. But when there fates collide in Switzerland, they become friends. Great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check out book two, and on Sept. 20, 2011, book three!

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  • BiblioPhyle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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