His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men.
Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service.
She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.
With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever
This is my second try with a book by Scott Westerfeld, and I should say it was so much better then Uglies, which is a good book, just not as good as Leviathan!
Leviathan is a mix between fact and fiction. Starting with the very fact that started World War I, Westerfeld tells the tale of a world where the conflicts were between Clankers and Darwinistis, machines versus beasts.
After surviving other attemps against their lifes, Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, Sofia, failed this time. Now their son, Alek, seems to be all alone in a world that doesn’t resemble one bit the one we know! Divided in two ideas, one that supports machines, the Clankers, and one that support beasts and genectics, the Darwinist, this world could not end up without conflicts.
In the middle of this, we met another young person. This time, a girl, and she has a dream: she wants to pilot, but she can’t, exactly because she is a she. Determined to overcome the odds, she goes undercover as a boy, and end up in the Leviathan: a big Beast who fly on the sky!
What made me amazed by Leviathan was how strongly Westerfeld build this world. It all seemed so real to me that, in the end, I was believing that it happened! The experience was amazing, and the facts and fiction mixed together made a wonderful story. I also loved the way Westerfeld found to make little critics about the world as it is, building not just a book, but an idea.
Can’t wait to see the next one.