Leviathan

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Leviathan by Scott Westerfield

Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. 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.

Leviathan was my first intro to the steampunk genre, though I suspect it’s a-typical.

I enjoyed the re-write of world war I and the division of the Allied and Central Powers into Darwinists (basically people who have mastered genetics and gene splicing) and Clankers (people who use great machines).

Westerfield is an imaginative…

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