Adventure in the air and on the ground with steam-driven iron machines and fabricated animal airships. According to the author, this story is an alternate history, based on some facts and his imagination.

Deryn Sharp, a commoner, is a girl disguised as a boy serving in the British Air Service on the whale airship, the Leviathan. Aleksandar Ferdinand is on the run after the assassination of his parents, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, by Serbian revolutionaries. The Leviathan crashes and Alek saves Deryn’s life. Thus begins an adventure of war, survival and friendship. Highly entertaining, something for everyone! 464 pages Ages 12 and up

Recommended by Kathleen Nester, Librarian.

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