Scott Westerfeld, geb. 1963, ist ein amerikanischer Autor von Science Fiction und Fantasy, sowohl mit Büchern für Erwachsene als auch für Jugendliche. Wobei seine Jugendbücher Erwachsenen verdächtig gut gefallen.
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The year is 1914 and Europe, armed with futuristic machines and biotechnology, is on the precipice of war. Prince Aleksandar is fleeing for his life, having discovered that his parents have been assassinated and he is now a target for the Clanker Powers, a group determined to take over the globe with their mechanical machinery. When he meets Deryn Sharpe, an orphan girl who has disguised herself as a boy so she can to join the British Air Service, they form an uneasy, but necessary, alliance.
Band 1 der Serie. “The imagination displayed in this novel is extraordinary. What a world! You have the one side with incredible machines, while the other believes in playing with genetics to create fantastical crossbreed creatures.” (Leser) (395 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 460 Seiten noch günstig?
The Leviathan arrives in Constantinople, a city where Clanker culture and Darwinst principles intersect in the most intriguing ways. Dr Barlow and Deryn deliver their precious cargo to the Sultan, but their peace-keeping mission goes unexpectedly – and disastrously – awry. Now the only way to save themselves in this hostile, politically-charged city is for Dr Barlow to offer up the thing that matters most: the air ship.
Band 2 der Serie. “I loved the meltingpot that was Istanbul, with both Clanker and Darwinist influences. The walkers were pretty amazing, being machines but keeping the forms in organic and animal shapes.” (Leserin) (187 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 513 Seiten noch günstig?
Alek and Deryn are back onboard the Leviathan. The ship is ordered to pick up Tesla, a Russian inventor who has created a machine he claims can destroy half of the world, which he is using as a threat to impose peace. Alek wants to the end the war, so decides to back Tesla politically, as do the Darwinists. Meanwhile Deryn is still pretending to be a boy, though Alek has figured out her true identity, and promises to keep her secret.
Band 3 der Serie. “I have read this series before and I can happily say that this re-read was just as good if not better than my first time reading it. It mixes in action, adventure, a dash of romance, and a plot that is mind-blowing in it’s complexity.” (Leser) (191 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 561 Seiten noch günstig?