Join us for an afternoon signing with Scott Westerfeld who is visiting Octavia Books to read from and sign BEHEMOTH , this is the sequel to the wildly popular LEVIATHAN (and the 2 second book in what will ultimately be a triology).
At the end of book 1, heroes Alek and Deryn were on the air ship Leviathan, heading towards Constantinople to deliver a secret package. Of course, there’s much much more to remember. Alek is the would be-heir to the Austrian throne, only World War I has thrown him in hiding from everyone, including Deryn. Deryn is hiding a secret of her own. She’s a girl passing as a guy in the British air service.
As their assignment heats up, so does the growing tension in their friendship….or is it romance…..? A secret mission lands Deryn in some serious danger…and leads both of them to reevaluate their precarious situations in the world.
When a book pursues you into your dreams, you can’t ignore it.
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Scott Westerfeld most recent novels are Leviathan and Behemoth, the first two books in a new trilogy. His other novels include the Uglies series, the Midnighters trilogy, The Last Days, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and the sequel to Peeps. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City.
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.
It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.