Austrian Prince Alek is on the run from assassins. To save his life and his empire, he forms an alliance with Deryn, a member of the British War Service who just happens to be a girl disguised as a boy.
I’m a huge Scott Westerfeld fan and I must say that this is one of my favorite books by him. Leviathan has got it all–action, adventure, drama, and a tinge (very slight, mind you) of romance. Westerfeld’s masterful descriptions and brilliantly crafted action scenes really bring the story to life. This is one of those books I can totally imagine on the big screen! I would love to see if Hollywood work its magic on the heavy Clanker machinery and unique Darwinist creations.
I listened to this book on CD and I later found out that I was missing out on some gorgeous illustrations. If they can get the illustrator to work on the movie (listen to me acting like there’s already a movie in the works!) I will be the first person in line for tickets! You can view the illustrations as well as learn more about the book on Scott Westerfeld’s website. I can’t wait until Behemoth, the next book in the series comes out in October!