Saturday, January 9, 2010

not a 2010 Lone Star, but...

I just can't wait any longer to tell you guys about Scott Westerfeld's steampunk brilliance....LEVIATHAN.



The lush cover hints at the fabulousness of the book itself---and even better, there are more illustrations within.  (short brag moment...I was able to see the full-color original drawings for this work at TLA last year where Scott was showing them around at a dinner party...I know, I know...fabulous!)

Set in an alternate version of World War I, this work deftly weaves history as we know it with steampunk elements and the addition of a few purely fictional characters.  It tells the tale of a prince who must make an escape so secretive that even he doesn't know about it, as well as the story of a young girl with a dream that is impossible for a girl to achieve at that point in history--so she disguises herself as a boy in order to join the British air service. 



I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure and am eagerly awaiting the second installment! 



Check out Scott's official website, too...it has an amazing amount of great information on it.

For those of you not familiar with steampunk, you can read more about it by following the link.