Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Aleks throne as prince of Austria, and finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl. (She has to pose as a boy in order to serve in the British Air Service.) And if they werent technically enemies.
The tension thickens as the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic on board: secrets suddenly unravel, characters reappear, and nothing is at it seems in this thunderous conclusion to Scott Westerfeld's brilliant trilogy.
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"Secondary characters remain vivid, and the real stars of this entry may be lorises Bovril and Tazza. Once again, Thompsons evocative art enlivens the narrative. Grades 7-10." - Booklist
"Madcap adventure ends much too quickly." - Kirkus
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Scott Westerfeld is the author of eighteen novels. Five are for adults, and the other thirteen for young adults. He is best known for his four sets of books for young adults. The most recent is the Leviathan trilogy. It's a steampunk retelling of World War I, illustrated by the incomparable Keith Thompson.
Scott was born in Texas, and divides his time between New York City and Sydney, Australia.
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