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Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld


by Scott Westerfeld

Other authors: Keith Thompson (Illustrator)

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Series: Leviathan Trilogy (2)

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Good steampunk adventure with lots of action, but I didn't like it as much as Leviathan because there were fewer cool Darwinist creatures. I also had a lot of trouble with a major plot point. If you release incredibly toxic metal dissolving barnacles into the ocean, a species that breeds rapidly with the regular barnacles to make even more metal dissolving barnacles, shouldn't you be just a tad concerned about world wide ecological collapse? As well the the destruction of all shipping? Yes, yes you should. ( )
  JanetNoRules | Sep 17, 2018 |
3.5 stars ( )
  captainbooknerd | Jan 11, 2018 |
Not as engaging as the first book. The first book was a constant assortment of wonders and details whereas this one takes it too much for granted that the reader gets the jist of Clunkers v Darwinists by now and strictly wants story instead of atmosphere and setting. There were far less of those "Willy Wonka opening the doors to the candy room" moments. I would have adored more exploration of the societies Westerfeld has created in this series - instead I got a fairly run-of-the-mill heir-to-the-throne running for his life story.

Don't get me wrong, I still greatly enjoyed it - it just wasn't as much of what I was hoping for. ( )
  benuathanasia | Dec 14, 2017 |
3.5 stars. This is really my fault. It took me a long time to read this book and due to that, I didn't enjoy it as much. I got into a reading slump shortly after starting it and had to put it down...for more than 6 months. I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the first. I still enjoyed the world though. There are new characters in the sequel that I really like and hope to learn more about in the third book. ( )
  BefuddledPanda | Dec 4, 2017 |
[review written 2011]

I have just finished Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld, the second book in the Leviathan trilogy. The book was amazing, as the trilogy is. There’s a fair amount of action and adventure. There were hints of a romance, and it was quite amusing when Lilit kissed Deryn. Alek and Deryn were split up for a bit in the book, which I didn’t like, but they got back together after a while and continued their bad-assery.

Count Volger and Lilit found out Deryn’s secret, but did not reveal it to anyone else. Honestly, I can’t wait until Alek finds out she is a girl. I’m waiting on the next book. I just hope he’s not disappointed, because I do count myself a Dalek shipper at the moment. I also liked how Deryn used snatches of German, like Dummkopf (probably spelled wrong) in the book. ( )
  jwmchen | Nov 4, 2017 |
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Scott Westerfeldprimary authorall editionscalculated
Thompson, KeithIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cumming, AlanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Yuen, SammyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Justine: nine years, seventeen novels, and counting
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Alek raised his sword.
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Continues the story of Austrian Prince Alek who, in an alternate 1914 Europe, eludes the Germans by traveling in the Leviathan to Constantinople, where he faces a whole new kind of genetically-engineered warships.

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0670073040, 0143565591

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