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Leviathan
Scott Westerfeld
Teen Fiction WESTERF

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Summary: It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl 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 the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.


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main characters Aleksandar Ferdinand
Male
Age: 15
Austrian Hungarian
Parents were assassinated; fled Austria as his people turn on him.

Deryn Sharp
Female
British
Trains to be an airman with the British Air Service; prays that no one will discover she is a girl; serves on a massive biological airship.
Airman



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