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Leviathan (Compact Disc)
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October 2009 Indie Next List
“Leviathan is a fantastic and beautifully illustrated steampunk version of The Great War. In this alternate universe, the Clankers put their faith in elaborate steam-powered machines and the Darwinists manage huge living airships that are whole ecosystems. But this is mostly the story of two 15-year-olds who are both hiding secrets. Prepare yourself for an adventurous ride.”
— Joanne R. Fritz, Chester County Book & Music Company, West Chester, PA
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. The "Leviathan" is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe.
Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.
Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.
With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected wayEtaking them both aboard the "Leviathan" on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.
About the Author
Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at ScottWesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.
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Alan Cumming won the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for his role as the emcee in the Broadway revival of Cabaret. He has appeared in many films including "Emma, The Anniversary Party" (which he also co-wrote and co-directed), "Son of the Mask, Spy Kids, X2, The Tempest", and "GoldenEye". He also provided voice work for "The Smurfs Movie". On television, Alan has appeared in "The Good Wife, Riverworld, Web Therapy, "and "The L Word". His audiobook credits include reading "Anil's Ghost", "The Conch Bearer", "Specimen Days", and "Vittorio, The Vampire".