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In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-... Read More »
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Alek and "Dylan" Sharp are thrown together in a race to keep their secrets--one hiding his heritage, the other his --or is it her?-- gender.
Altogether a thrilling steampunk novel.
Prince Aleksander is on the run from the germans. With his parents dead, he flees to a secret safe house in Switzerland.
Deryn Sharp is disguised as a boy named Dylan, so she can fly. When the ship she works on crashes on a Switzerland glacier, things don't look good. Until she meets a mysterious boy named Alek...
Alek is a clanker; Deryn is a darwinist. But when they work together, they might just be able to find a way off of the glacier.
A steampunk fantasy about World War one that never was...
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Other: No, it is not a stupid book. It is amazing and well imagined, with great characters and a cool plot.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is a lot of fighting in the book nothing to gorey or anything. But it's world war I what do you expect?
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"Do you love him?"
Deryn swallowed, then pointed at the screen. "He makes me feel like that. Like flying."
"And a special thanks for not burning up the whole ship. Including yourself, you daft bum-rag."
"No, but have you Clankers ever made a train that can hunt for its own food, or heal itself, or reproduce?"~Dylan (Deryn,) page 273
But I fell. And it's about time too young master- Alek and Klopp
Welcome abored the LEVIATHAN, Mr. Sharp. ~message lizard
Oh, I'm always leaving my watch on the tennis courts.
(Alek rolls his eyes)
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Steampunk and a book review
Explains the genre of steampunk!
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World War One that never was: The Clankers, who fight with giant machines; The Darwinists, who fabricate animals to fight. Alek is the prince of Austria-Hungary. When his parents are killed, he runs, looking for safety; Deryn is a girl, disguised as a boy so she can live out her dream of flying. Alek is a clanker, Deryn a darwinist. But when there fates collide in Switzerland, they become friends. Great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check out book two, and on Sept. 20, 2011, book three!
Scott selling his novel!