: Leviathan: Leviathan; Behemoth; Goliath (The Leviathan Trilogy) ( ): Scott Westerfeld, Keith Thompson: Books. Behemoth is a steampunk novel written by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Keith Thompson, and the second book in the Leviathan trilogy. This novel is the. 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.

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The illustrations that just get better and better. Mar 08, Shannon Giraffe Days rated it it was amazing Shelves: Westerfeld’s creativity weaterfeld when it comes to fabricated creatures, and that’s a goodly part of why I devour these books as I do. Aug 29, K. The rebel walkers and Ottoman steam-elephants are all just marvellous!

You write in such a shallow way! Does he really wexterfeld who Deryn is? In his stateroom, Volger shows Alek Malone’s newspaper article and expresses his disappointment in some of Alek’s behavior in Istanbul.

It’s one of those fabulous novels in which it’s not just the characters who mature and grow as all cha This series Much like “Leviathan”, I raced through this.

I want to go sing its praises across campus, to haul people down to the library and shove copies of Leviathan into their hands, to wander the country like a modern-day Johnny Appleseed scattering lovely books wherever I go. As this is a YA and the readers targeted are young minds the author doesn’t spend much time to make it look realistic or even probable. I think Bovril counts as an excuse to add a book to my “talking cats” shelf.

Set during WWI, the world is a little askew. While much of this book is very “PG” it doesn’t exactly shy away from the destruction of war.


Barlow’s eggs when one egg hatches revealing a “perspicacious” lorisas identified later by Dr. Alek and Corporal Bauer leave the hotel after laying low for a while with Klopp, one of the masters of mechaniks.

Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld

There’s a few paragraphs that, while nothing gruesome, are enough to let you know that people die in war — and on both sides.

The story starts westerfdld the crew of the Leviathan sights two German ecott and decides to attack them, thinking that the sea ships are defenseless. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.

This is such a cool, different series and I’m really intrigued to see how it ends. Maybe I felt this way because I was too busy looking at the pictures, maybe not.

Behemoth (novel)

And bats who poop razors. Full review to come when I have time to write it, but for now, here’s More about Scott Westerfeld The best love triangle since Green Wing.

While in Alek’s old hotel room, Alek confesses to Deryn that he is really heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Good because he was taking charge of his life in a way that made me want to stand up and cheer, bad because I thought his snobbishness was super amusing. Although this book has a slightly more darker and sinister feel than Leviathan, there are several moments of levity and mirth to provide a nice overall balance and that prevents the story from becoming bleak.

The third novel, Goliathis set in motion when they find out they are going to the Far East. Peeps The Last Days Read L My wife and I are both massive bookworms at heart.

See more by Scott Westerfeld. Alek is so hopelessly oblivious. Deryn westerfels a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. I could enjoy the culture without it getting too cumbersome to the story. So in this a YA fanatics Bauer westetfeld up easily but Klopp seems to be badly injured. But on the whole, it’s an absolute blast and I love it. Alek and Dylan work well together and they have a great friendship.


While the revolt is successful, Zaven is killed destroying the Tesla cannon. I hope the reason is really awesome Long before the days of Mortal Engines, London is poised on the brink of apocalypse.

The plot, though interesting, is secondary to the great characters Westerfeld develops and the fascinating backdrop of alternate history he unfolds. Barlow, that seems to understand and repeat various sounds and words in seemingly useful ways. Retrieved from ” https: View all 3 comments. The climax is saved for the last few chapters, but even the rising action was intriguing.

I don’t have a really great mental westerffld of either of them, but you get the jist, right? Here, the Leviathan is arriving in Istanbul; Doctor Barlow’s secret mission is almost complete. Hirst shoots him with an air gun. People who think their library system wewterfeld complicated. Scott Westerfeld got it very, very right in this smart, slickly crafted re-imagining of World War I. It’s packed full of Bechdelicious goodness, from the main character a cross-dressing midship wo man for the Darwiniststo a Turkish anarchist revolutionary, to a rather splendid and dapper “lady boffin” and a Nene with an interesting mobility device.

I trust you, Westerfeld.