At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years eaRead Review
Alek and Deryn are aboard the Leviathan when the ship is ordered to pick up an unusual passenger. This brilliant/maniacal inventor claims to have a weapon called Goliath that can end the war. But whose side is he really on?
While on their top-secret mission, Alek finally discovers Deryn's deeply kept secret. Two, actually. Not only is Deryn a girl disguised as a guy... she has feelings for Alek.
The crown, true love with a commoner, and the destruction of a great city all hang on Alek's next - and final - move.
I've wanted to write a reveiw about Goliath for so long, now, but I've always held back, because I cannot put into words just how much I love this book. I could say that Goliath is amazing, magnificent, astonishing, astounding, remarkable, wonderful, incredible, marvellous, miraculous, surprising, mind-blowing, outstanding, exceptional, stupendous, excellent, brilliant, superb, awesome, unforgettable, but none of these words do it justice.
There are some books which you read, and you enjoy. Then there are others that you can't put down. Goliath is a book that is impossible to put down, but if you do, you are half desperate to pick it back up again, and half hesitant, because you want to maximise the time you spend in the book's world. I did not want this book to end, because I didn't want to say goodbye to the characters, or the brilliantly imagined world they live in. When I finished this book, both the first time, the second time, the third time, and every other time I have read it, it has stayed with me, and left me unable to think about anyting but it. That is a rare thing, and no other book has ever affected me in this way.
I could talk about the storyline, the characters, the writing style, the imagination, and anything else, but all I will do is recommend from the bottom of my heart that, if you are reading this, read this series. They are the best books, and Goliath is a fitting end to the trilogy. It isn't often that I feel immensely grateful towards an author for having written a book, but in this case, my thanks cannot be expressed in words. Thank-you, Scott Westerfeld, for writing this book.
Also, I would like to add, sometimes 'bum-rag' is the only insult which fits. Goliath deserves an extra star just for that.
P.S. For those who have already read the book, Scott Westerfeld has written a rather awesome bonus chapter, which is on his blog: http://scottwesterfeld.com/blog/2011/12/bonus-goliath-chapter-and-art/
Just a warning if you haven't read Goliath, it is full of spoilers, so I wouldn't recommend reading the bonus chapter before reading Goliath.
Goliath by scot westerfield It is book three In the trilogy and is the last adventure of Alek and Deryn.
The Book is set in a fictional reality in a time of war. In the book It is world war one between the Darwinists (people who believe in charles darwin and fight with genetically engineered beast) and the Clankers (People who worship machines. amd fight with epic war machines).
The Two main characters are the Clanker Alek who is heir to the powerfull kingdom of Austria. Alek is trying to regign the throne while the tyranical leader who has taken his place is trying to kill him to ensure his place on the thone. The other character is Deryn the daughter of a darwinist airman. Earlier in the series Deryn posed as a boy (as girls are not allowed to be airmen) and snuck on board the levianth which is a giant living warship.
In the book the two teenagers fight to end the war in a dramatic twist of events and battles. Deryn also starts to fall in love with Alek which is awkward :3 because Alek thinks Deryn is a guy.
I loved the book because it was so enthralling it was a gripping novel that left me not wanting to put it down or finish the book. I loved the writing style and enjoyed using the funny insults in the book like "dummkopf" on my sister. I didnt find any faults in this book because it was so well written. I would recommend this book because not only is it a great novel but it is full of diagrams and drawing of ingenuis contraptions that like the darwinist airship and the Clanker machines.
The Theme of goliath is largely cooperation due to the fact that it appears that the only way to end the war is for the darwinists and the clankers too work together.