Leviathan (Leviathan, Book #1)
Bohemoth (Leviathan, Book #2)
Goliath (Leviathan, Book #3)
By: Scott Westerfeld
My Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars
Best for: 10 and up
I liked the Leviathan trilogy so much it made me wonder why I didn’t know about it before…and what else am I missing out on?!
WWI alternative history, written for upper middle grade. A girl who pretends to be a boy to join the British air force. The son of murdered Archduke Ferdinand on the run from the Serbs and Germans until he can reveal himself as the heir to the Empire. One side uses Darwin-invented, DNA-spliced, weaponized animals as war machines–Leviathan is a flying whale. (Yep, you read that right. Trust me, it’s really cool.) The other side uses kerosene fueled, mechanized walkers and other machines–think AT-AT’s or Imperial Walkers, but steampunked.
Great battles on land and air, cool steampunk, secrets, trust, friendship, unlikely allies, a bit of romance, with just enough actual history to keep you sharp. Great illustrations, too.
I enjoyed the Leviathan A LOT. I highly recommend!
Content appropriate for all ages.
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