“…that was what kept the world interesting…reality had no gears, and you never knew what surprises would come spinning out of its chaos.”
(The Leviathan Trilogy #3)
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publication: September 20th, 2011 by Simon Pulse
Format, pages: Hardcover, 543
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Alek and Deryn are 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. 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 weren’t 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.
As this final book in the trilogy concluded, I was left with a loss of words. What more do I say that I haven’t already said before in my reviews for Leviathan and Behemoth? Scott Westerfeld is a genius at what he does, casting you off on a worldly adventure amidst an alternate World War I. This historical platform had given Scott Westerfeld’s imagination endless room to soar with the help of his endearing characters and the spectacularly masked plot. These books will give you a new appreciation for world history and the genre of alternate/speculative fiction such as Steampunk, as it did for me. This is one trilogy you have got to read! You would be barking daft to not at least try.