The Ann Arbor District Library will be hosting author Scott Westerfeld on Friday, October 29, at the Downtown Library at 7:00 PM. Mr. Westerfeld will be on tour promoting the recent release of Behemoth, the sequel to his book Leviathan.
Leviathan is a living airship in this steampunk World War I story. The young prince of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire gets caught up in a battle between the German steam-powered machines and the Darwinists’ beast-like creatures. As in every war, there is military action, as well as the human side of the story. The young prince must figure out who he can trust and which side he’s on. Along the way he meets Dereyn, a girl who has disguised herself as a boy and is serving on the airship.
Based on real World War I events, the action in "Leviathan" goes cover-to-cover and leaves readers wanting more. Now there is "Behemoth", and the exciting story continues. Both titles have illustrations by Keith Thompson that help the reader picture this imaginative war story. Both books will be on sale at the event, courtesy of Borders, and the author will be available for signing.