: Leviathan: Leviathan; Behemoth; Goliath (The Leviathan Trilogy) ( ): Scott Westerfeld, Keith Thompson: Books. Behemoth is a steampunk novel written by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Keith Thompson, and the second book in the Leviathan trilogy. This novel is the. The behemoth is the fiercest creature in the British navy. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that.

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Bovril kind of completes me. Deryn reluctantly brings him to the count’s room. Product details Age Range: The character development was stellar throughout the series. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The plotting isn’t going to spin anyone’s head-out, but there’s enough shimmys I wouldn’t call them twists to avoid them ever becoming predictable.

See more by Scott Westerfeld. Let’s just say that that was different. Set during WWI, the world is a little askew.

Behemoth (Leviathan, #2) by Scott Westerfeld

One person found this helpful. Deryn manages to evade capture and enters Ottoman territory, deciding to find Alek. Can you imagine how much fun Pan and Bovril would have together, too?! I understand her reluctance to share her true identity with him, but I feel confident that when the time finally comes Alek will be a splendid little chap and go “girl it ain’t no thang!

I listened to the audio well, it reminded me of the movie Maleficent.

See all 4 questions about Behemoth…. This was a leap of faith for me as I had not had any prior familiarity with Scott Westerfeld, nor any of his work.


This story line deals more with the politics of the war than with Walkers and the Leviathan itself. The Sultan has an enormous automaton built and controlled by German engineers, which follows his every move. The night of the escape, Alek is taking watch over Dr.

It comes out September 11, Barlow offers her gift of one of the loris eggs, the Sultan’s automaton crushes the behfmoth. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Return to Book Page. After Alek accidentally leaves his papal scroll in his hotel room, he, Deryn and Lilit return aesterfeld night to find it.

Oh my sweet Bovril. The story centers in Istanbul, which is not yet part of the war, but desired by both sides, and full of its own unrest. You can read this review and lots of other exciting things on my blog here.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Behemoth begins more-or-less straight after Leviathan ended, with the air ship and its heroes, Deryn still disguised as a boy called Dylan and Alek Without a doubt, Westerfeld’s Leviathan was one of my favourite books from last year, so when the second book came out I ordered it straight away – I just had to get it in my hands.

Behemoth (novel)

Once again, it was probably my extreme love of the characters that kept me reading. Deryn referred to as Dylan for the rest of this review is a young girl who masquerades as a boy to obtain a position as midshipman on board the Leviathan. It is the summer of and Professor Langdon St. Get to Know Us. OH, we need to talk about the Behemoth of the title. Annoyance level was high with this book guys.


Later, as Deryn delivers a message to Count Volger, who learns that Alek had told her of his identity as a prince. Start reading Scott Westerfeld on your Kindle in under a minute. Alek and Deryn and most of the other characters were living, breathing literary “fabs” with distinctive personalities, weaknesses, and strengths. Also, we’re seeing behind some of her swagger here, even in Alek’s chapters, and she’s a more interesting character for it. The Leviathan world seems to have diverged from our own when Charles Darwin was able to figure out how to create new living “fabrications” by bio-engineering the life threads of existing beings.

Read more Read less. There is a lot of care taken in explaining the underlying tensions that would erupt into the Great War, using simple enough terms to illustrate the political nuances in a way that will probably send a kid or two into a lifelong career in political science. Alek is an archduke and the rightful heir to the throne of Austria.

Alek and Dylan work well together and they have a great friendship. And Bovril does not disappoint! Westerfield takes good care in developing his characters and their surroundings, really placing the reader at the centre of the action.