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Behemoth

by Scott Westerfeld
Illustrator Keith Thompson

Simon Pulse | August 9, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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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 they are at war with the Clanker Powers.

Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan''s peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.

Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what's ahead.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: August 9, 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416971769

ISBN - 13: 9781416971764

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Behemoth

Behemoth

by Scott Westerfeld
Illustrator Keith Thompson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: August 9, 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416971769

ISBN - 13: 9781416971764

About the Book

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 they are at war with the Clanker Powers.

Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan's peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.

Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what's ahead.

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ONE Alek raised his sword. “On guard, sir!” Deryn hefted her own weapon, studying Alek’s pose. His feet were splayed at right angles, his left arm sticking out behind like the handle of a teacup. His fencing armor made him look like a walking quilt. Even with his sword pointed straight at her, he looked barking silly. “Do I have to stand like that ?” she asked. “If you want to be a proper fencer, yes.” “A proper idiot, more like,” Deryn muttered, wishing again that her first lesson were someplace less public. A dozen crewmen were watching, along with a pair of curious hydrogen sniffers. But Mr. Rigby, the bosun, had forbidden swordplay inside the airship. She sighed, raised her saber, and tried to imitate Alek’s pose. It was a fine day on the Leviathan ’s topside, at least. The airship had left the Italian peninsula behind last night, and the flat sea stretched in all directions, the afternoon sun scattering diamonds across its surface. Seagulls wheeled overhead, carried by the cool ocean breeze. Best of all, there were no officers up here to remind Deryn that she was on duty. Two German ironclad warships were rumored to be skulking nearby, and Deryn was meant to be watching for signals from Midshipman Newkirk, who was dangling from a Huxley ascender two thousand feet above them. But she wasn’t really dawdling. Only two days before, Captain Hobbes had ordered her to keep an eye on Alek, to learn what she
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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 they are at war with the Clanker Powers.

Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan''s peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.

Alek and Deryn will need great skill, new allies, and brave hearts to face what's ahead.

About the Author

Scott Westerfeld was born in Dallas, Texas on May 5, 1963. He received a degree in philosophy from Vassar in 1985. Before becoming a full time writer, he held several jobs including factory worker, software designer, editor, and substitute teacher. His works for young adults include the Uglies series, the Midnighters series, and The Last Days, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He also writes science fiction novels for adults. He has won numerous awards including a Special Citation for the 2000 Philip K. Dick Award for Evolution's Darling, a Victorian Premier's Award for So Yesterday, and an Aurealis Award for The Secret Hour.

Keith Thompson was born in England but grew up in Canada. He works as an artist specializing in fantasy art and illustration. He has illustrated 2 books with young adult author Scott Westerfeld, Behemoth and Leviathan.

Appropriate for ages: 12

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