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Goliath by Scott Westerfield

Goliath (edition 2011)

by Scott Westerfield

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Authors:Scott Westerfield
Info:Simon & Schuster Canada (2011), Hardcover, 560 pages
Collections:Public Library, Read 2012, Completed, Read but unowned
Tags:YA, steampunk, last in series, WWII, New York, United States, Siberia, Germany, alliances, war, machines, beasties, creatures, heir, Tesla, weapon, romance, love, disguise, truth identity, lies, honesty, friendship, allies

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Goliath was a satisfying conclusion to the fantasy alternate timeline trilogy which features two teenagers taking a role in trying to head off World War 1 between the machine-loving Clankers and bioengineering Darwinists (aka the Germans and British and their allies). Deryn, who poses as a boy (Dylan) to serve as a midshipman on the giant British biological airship, carries out numerous feats of heroism on her beloved airship, as it wends its way around the world from Istanbul. Alek, the son of the assassinated Serbian archduke, draws his friend,Dylan, into his ambitions to support the scientist Tesla in forcing an end to the war through the threat of a powerful death ray weapon. Alex discovers that Dylan is a girl,Deryn and that perhaps a potential throne in Austria isn't what he wants in his future.
I enjoyed this audio book, Goliath and would certainly recommend the entire series.
Jack Murphy ( )
  urph818 | Mar 9, 2017 |
Ugh, that was amazing. Simply bloody amazing. But - wait, that's the last one? FFFFFFF- dang it, Westerfield! Barking spiders man, I need more! Excuse me, I must fill the Darwinist beastie-shaped hole in my heart with fan creations, especially those of the Alek/Deryn variety. ( )
  SarahHayes | Feb 20, 2017 |
What started as an exceptionally promising series, quickly proved to be a trudging slog in the second novel and confirmed itself as irredeemable in the third. The mystery and political intrigue of the first novel gives way to journalistic BS and happily ever after nonsense in this one. It draws on tired tropes ("Oh my god, why didn't you trust ME with your extreme secret that could have easily gotten you killed even if *I* wasn't the squealer??? Now I must hate you forever!") and just never reaches the satisfaction I got from reading the first novel in the series. I honestly couldn't bring myself to *care* how this finished, I'm just an insufferable completionist. ( )
  benuathanasia | Jul 30, 2016 |
This is book 2 of a trilogy. It has the same great characters and adds a few new ones. This book got really exciting toward the end and I can't wait to get number 3 and finish this series. ( )
  ddbrown201 | Jan 23, 2016 |
Last of trilogy that began with Leviathan. A steampunk alternative history of World War I, Alex discovers that his best friend, midshipman Dylan Sharp, is really a girl. Amid this revelation comes the scientist Nikolai Tesla and his purported weapon of mass destruction, Goliath, capable of destroying an entire city. ( )
  lillibrary | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Scott Westerfeldprimary authorall editionscalculated
Thompson, KeithIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cumming, AlanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosamilia, MikeDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sammy Yuen, Jr.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To everyone who loves a long-secret romance, revealed at last.
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"Siberia," Alek said. The word slipped cold and hard from his tongue, as forbidding as the landscape passing below.
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Alek and Deryn encounter obstacles on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek's throne as prince of Austria, and finally fall in love.

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