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At the end of Leviathan, our heroes Alek and Deryn were aboard a mighty air ship heading toward Constantinople to deliver a secret package. But their secrets — Alek’s family is responsible for starting World War I, and Deryn is a girl passing as a guy in the British Air Service — are jeopardized when their mission goes awry. The only way to save themselves in a hostile, politically charged city is to offer up the thing that matters most — their airship, The Leviathan.

In this striking futuristic rendition of an alternate past where machines are pitted against genetically modified beasts in the first world war, lines between allies and enemies blur, and the consequences are Behemoth.

Review:

"The action is nonstop in Westerfeld's thrilling sequel to last year's Leviathan — fans of that book won't be disappointed. It's 1914 in the author's alternate world, the great powers are moving toward full-scale war, and Deryn, still posing as a boy, has found a place as a midshipman aboard the gigantic, living British airship Leviathan as it sails east on its secret mission to Istanbul. When Austria-Hungary enters the conflict, her friend Alek, the runaway heir to that empire, realizes that he must escape from the airship to avoid imprisonment, giving Deryn 'a chance not just to help Alek but to change the course of the whole barking war.' Battles abound between eccentric fighting machines and even stranger fabricated 'beasties' as Deryn and Alek prove their courage and ingenuity while putting themselves in harm's way. This exciting and inventive tale of military conflict and wildly reimagined history should captivate a wide range of readers. Thompson's evocative and detailed spot art (as well as the luridly gorgeous endpapers) only sweetens the deal. Ages 12 – up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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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.

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The second book in Westerfeld's masterful series that SLJ reviewed as “sure to become a classic.”

About the Author

Scott Westerfeld’s first book in the Leviathan trilogy was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Scott’s newest book, Uglies: Shay’s Story, is a graphic novel told from Tally’s friend Shay’s perspective. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between New York and Sydney, Australia. Visit him on the Web at scottwesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.

Keith Thompson's work has appeared in books, magazines, TV, video games and films. Upcoming games that include conceptual design by Keith are Borderlands and Aliens: Colonial Marines. Keith has also written several books on concept art techniques, the latest being How to Draw and Paint the Undead. See his work on the Web at keiththompsonart.com.

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Andy from A2, January 13, 2011 (view all comments by Andy from A2)
Very entertaining steam punk novel. Following Leviathan with a good story which doesn't suffer the sequel letdown so many sequels have. The steam punk devices are imaginative and surprising at times. The characters are engaging and true to their age they have foibles and develop wonderfully. A great edition for someone with poor eyesight because the font is clear and the typeface is large enough to reduce the strain even in a non-large print edition. I highly recommend this book and am anxiously awaiting the last book Goliath. I will have to find some more steam punk to tide me over until next fall.
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i just read the first book Leviathan and i love it it's so cool i can't wait to read the second one
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416971757
Author:
Westerfeld, Scott
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Illustrator:
Thompson, Keith
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Leviathan
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 496 pages Simon Pulse - English 9781416971757 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The action is nonstop in Westerfeld's thrilling sequel to last year's Leviathan — fans of that book won't be disappointed. It's 1914 in the author's alternate world, the great powers are moving toward full-scale war, and Deryn, still posing as a boy, has found a place as a midshipman aboard the gigantic, living British airship Leviathan as it sails east on its secret mission to Istanbul. When Austria-Hungary enters the conflict, her friend Alek, the runaway heir to that empire, realizes that he must escape from the airship to avoid imprisonment, giving Deryn 'a chance not just to help Alek but to change the course of the whole barking war.' Battles abound between eccentric fighting machines and even stranger fabricated 'beasties' as Deryn and Alek prove their courage and ingenuity while putting themselves in harm's way. This exciting and inventive tale of military conflict and wildly reimagined history should captivate a wide range of readers. Thompson's evocative and detailed spot art (as well as the luridly gorgeous endpapers) only sweetens the deal. Ages 12 – up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , The second book in Westerfeld's masterful series that SLJ reviewed as “sure to become a classic.”
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