Goliath (Leviathan #3)
Update 12/20/11 - Bonus chapter to Goliath posted on Scott Westerfeld's blog. Here's the link.
Barking spiders! What a great way to end a series! I want more!
The third and final book in Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan series did not disappoint. Set during WWI, our heroes Dylan (actually Deryn, a young woman) and Alek are on board the living airship the Leviathan (a giant floating whale!) as it flies eastward towards the orient and beyond. Goliath is an alternative hist...more
I know in my review for Behemoth I told you that I was going to dedicate this final review to you and I would think of a theme tune for you.
Well, I haven’t.
I thought that, instead of writing a proper review that will help readers decide whether to read this book or not (you’d think this was a review site or something), I’d write you a letter.
It’s not going to be a fancy one (or one with para...more
Oh, what a beautiful dedication. Just reading it made me more hopeful about the conclusion of the romantic plot, even before reading the first chapter.
This was a great book. I'm unsure how to compare it to its predecessors, but rest assured that it's just as good, if not better. According to me.
So, it has come as a bit of a surprise to me that I've enjoyed the Leviathan trilogy so much. At first glance it doesn't seem like my kind of...more
The course of the Levianth : New York.
The mission : stop WWI.
It was good to see Alec and Deryn again; above all I think they are great friends though Deryn likes Alec more than that. Alec is a character who gives it all he's got....more
I don't think I've ever been disappointed by a Scott Westerfeld book. Sure, some are better than others, but they always have such awesome world-building, they're always exciting, and they're always a ton of fun to read. It's hard to beat his previous series like Uglies and Midnighters, but I think he just may have done it with the Leviathan trilogy.
First of all, the premise is so freaking awesome I want to explode when I think...more
Deryn and Alek are once again aboard the giant l...more
I do still agree that this cover doesn't hold a candle to the first book (before they put on the face) But this book in almost every other way is just as good, better in a few respects. Actually, it's been quite some time since I nearly cried at the end of a book simply because it was over. I was very excited to read this but I didn't realize until halfway through (as the book seemed to simply...more
Scott Westerfeld is the king of YA, and he shows us why with the conclusion to his newest series, Leviathan.
Goliath roars with a strong momentum from the previous installment, offering some of the best creative world-building I've ever seen, mixed in with strong male and female characters, intense action, a believable romance, and an unpredictable story. And, as always, Keith Thompson's highly detailed artwork accompanying this novel is simply gorgeous, making this series not only wor...more
And HOLY CRAP THEY WERE SO AMAZING. Seriously, if you haven't read these books, go out and do it now...more
Over all, the story was creative and the artwork was inspiring, and as unenthusiastic I seem about the ending, it wasn't all that bad. It was actually really good. I love how close readers can feel to the two protagonists, and we get to...more
I was underwhelmed by this series, but I'd still be hard pressed to write something better. Westerfeld is a master of world buil...more
Set shortly after Behemoth, the British Air Service’s airship Leviathan is given orders to pick up “special cargo” in Russia as the war between the Darwinists (...more
Well, I was not disappointed with Goliath at all. It was a fantastic ending to one of my favourite steam punk series. Alek and Deryn were fantastic characters as always! Aww, Alek! He can be so daft sometimes but...more
Though I'm not even halfway through the book, I can tell it's a 5-star novel. Why? Because it was difficult to put down (I was forced by myself to take it with me to Montreal, to skiing, school and practically everywhere). Because it had inspiring quotes. Because it was a pleasant process to read this specific book. Because it was compelling, coercive and e...more
V poslednej časti sa stretnete s pánom Teslom, dostanete do Ameriky ovládanej mediálnymi spoločnosťami a dočkáte ukončenia jednotlivých dejových línii. Dylanovo tajomstvo odhaľuje stále viac ľudí, vrátane Aleka, a väčší priestor dostáva aj rozvíjajúca sa zakázaná láska. Bohužiaľ je to celé také nejaké pomalé, kostrbaté, nemastné a neslané. Občas sa nájde...more
I like the mixture of real figures from history and the infusion of new characters that Westerfeld brings to the forefront to tell the story. The Great War era was a clever backdrop to the personal struggles of the characters. The attitudes and norms of society were beginning to change drastically, the age of ruling European...more
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
My notes from Leviathan, the first title in the series:
The first of a trilogy about an alternative history of the World War I, where the world is divided between two approaches to technology. There are the Clankers who follow a mechanical, steampunk approach to technology (Germany and the Austro-Hungarian empire) and the Darwinists how f...more
Secondly, the characters. Deryn and Alek were the most likable characters a person could ask for when reading! They weren't annoying or conce...more
|Clanker or Darwinist||19||52||May 15, 2013 02:44pm|
|Amazing Series--steampunk||17||25||Apr 18, 2013 08:13pm|
|Word Game||2||4||Apr 09, 2013 09:29pm|
|How much do you love Alek? *SPOILERS*||18||72||Oct 24, 2012 08:58am|
|Who loved the not-so-fanfic by Mr. Westerfeld...||5||60||Jan 21, 2012 03:38pm|
His book Evolution's Darling was a New York Times Notable Book, and won a Special Citation for the 2000 Philip K. Dick Award. So Yesterday won a Victorian Premier's Award and...more