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Goliath by Scott Westerfeld - The riveting conclusion to Scott Westerfeld's New York Times bestselling trilogy that's “sure to become a classic” (School Library. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the Locus Award for. The riveting conclusion to Scott Westerfeld's New York Times bestselling trilogy that's “sure to become a classic” (School Library Journal). Alek and Deryn are on .

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Best-selling author Scott Westerfeld's novels include the Uglies series and the Midnighters trilogy. In Goliath, Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their. Scott Westerfeld: Leviathan Trilogy: Leviathan; Behemoth; Goliath - eBook ( ) by Scott Westerfeld. The Leviathan series is these three novels: The story: Also available on eBook. audio. And don't miss the Leviathan audio book, read by Alan Cumming!.

She was so good at it that even Alek admired her for her skills only a couple hours after meeting her. I can think of several other female protagonists bella, anastasia steele, celia bowen, cinderella from other YA novels that don't even show a slither of courage or wit or some kind of swagger , and Deryn shows all of those with every single move.

Barlow and Count Volger: The reason I put these two together is because they have so much in common. They are both dead clever. I'm talking like they could be spies or I can imagine them as kingsmen or something like that. Nonetheless, they're still engaging characters and very hard not to like or at least appreciate. Romance: The romance in the series is between the two main characters, Deryn and Alek.

One thing I love about this series is it isn't one of those corny "love at at first sight" stories.

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Of course Alek didn't fall in love with Deryn until after he found out she was a girl, but Deryn didn't love Alek when she first met him. It isn't until after Deryn meets Alek and learns about him and his parents does she start to like him. Unfortunately, this meant that Deryn didn't want to tell Alek that she wasn't a boy because she was worried he would fall in love with her and that couldn't happen seeing as how Alek was heir to the throne and she was a commoner.

Therefore, not wanting to jeopardize their friendship, Deryn keeps her secret from Alek. After Alek learns Deryn is a girl, they avoid each other for a while but, after a bit they make up and become even closer as friends.

When Alek makes Deryn promise to hold no more secrets Deryn kisses Alek and not so long after that Alek begins to question how he really feels about Deryn. At the end of the series, Alek proclaims his love for Deryn and they kiss. Order this book! Select a Retailer Amazon. Also available on eBook.

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The third book, Goliath , is also read by Alan Cumming, and is out now. You can hear the first chapter here. The coolest thing about this series for me has been working with illustrator Keith Thompson.

We decided to make the books look like they were published back in , when almost all books even adult were illustrated. What was Alek warned of by his father? What shocking news does Count Volger share with Alek? Why are Monkey Luddites afraid of Darwinist beasties?

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Why does Alek refuse to believe his parents are dead? How does Count Volger convince him? What kind of airship is the Leviathan?

Why was it fabricated? Why does Count Volger tell Alek he matters more than anyone he knows?

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Why does Alek resent the way Count Volger treats him? What does Alek come to appreciate about his men? Why do fabrications make Midshipman Newkirk nervous? Who does the Leviathan take aboard as a passenger, and what is its destination? Why is Deryn sent to meet Dr.

What is Dr. What is Deryn concerned that Dr.

Barlow might do? What prevents Alek and the Stormwalker from reaching Switzerland? What does Alek do with his saber? What role do bees have on the Leviathan?

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Where does Count Volger take Alek? What secrets does Count Volger reveal to Alek at the castle?

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What awful stories had Alek heard about Darwinist creations? Under what circumstances do Alek and Deryn meet? How does Alek react when he discovers he is inside an animal? What do Dr. Barlow and Dylan think of his reaction? How is hydrogen for the Leviathan produced? Why is Alek surprised about the Leviathan heading for the Ottoman Empire? Postreading Activities 1. Have students work in small groups to research the following references in the novel and share their findings with the rest of the class: Balkan Wars, battles of Nelson, Charles Darwin, DNA, theories of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Aldous Huxley, Maxim gun, thylacine, and Zeppelins.

Look at the map of Europe by Keith Thompson and discuss its symbolism. Create a chronology of events from the story. Compose an acrostic poem describing Darwinist or Clanker. Create a crossword or word search puzzle based on animals, beasties, characters, events, and machines in the novel. Illustrate a favorite incident or scene from the novel.

Retell a favorite episode from the novel in your own words. Identify three problems in the story and explain how they are resolved. If you included yourself in the story, who would you be? Create thumbnail sketches of characters from Leviathan, including both physical and character traits.

Label the character traits you attribute by citing dialogue or events from the story. Write a brief essay in which you explain the differences between Clanker and Darwinist societies. It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. The Darwinists will need it, now that they are at war with the Clanker Powers.

Deryn is a girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service, and Alek is the heir to an empire posing as a commoner. Finally together aboard the airship Leviathan, they hope to bring the war to a halt. But when disaster strikes the Leviathan's peacekeeping mission, they find themselves alone and hunted in enemy territory.

Ask readers to use reference books or electronic research sources to find out as much information as they can about the following: amenable, automaton, colonnade, conspicuous, countenance, halberd, imperious, impertinence, improvisation, keelhaul, luminous, maelstrom, malady, nascent, parley, perspicacious, primordial, scimitar, sinuous, surreptitious, translucent, tumult, undulating, vitriolic, voluminous, and wan. Have students work in small groups to research and present a multimedia presentation on the major conflicts that occurred in one of the World War I theaters of engagement: Africa, Middle East, Eastern Front, Pacific, and Western Front.Who does the Leviathan take aboard as a passenger, and what is its destination?

It can swallow enemy battleships with one bite. So like the real World War I there are the two sides of the European conflict except in their version there are the Darwinists, who use super-evolved creatures to help them and the Clankers who use steampunk inspired machines.

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