Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

It's been such a long time since I've posted about a book I'm waiting and waiting and waiting for but this week I wanted to talk about Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan, due out in October.

From the back: 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.

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 way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.

Oh, doesn't it sound fantastic? And I am SUCH a fan of his writing.

Finally, wanted to let you know that Westerfeld is offering his readers a little present. For a short while, Uglies will be available free in pdf form. Yes, you did read that correctly - free. So click here to get to Scott's website for details. Or here to go directly to the Simon and Schuster download website. Oh, and by the way, the first chapter of Leviathan is also included! I'm heading there now - are you?



I am dying to read this book, I loved the Uglies series so I'm sure this is goods too ;]

Akala said...

Wow! I didn't know S.W. had a new book coming out! I will be line to buy this one.