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Behemoth: Leviathan Trilogy, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Sci-fi stand-out with high adventure, great characters.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Great for Middle School kids

Make sure and read the first book "Leviathan" before this book. It's great!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (3 ):

Definitely read the first book first -- you need to, in order to follow this fast-paced, convoluted story. That sets up the Leviathan's Middle Eastern stopover full of escapes, near-misses, giant weapons, Clanker machine chases, and even a stowaway ride on the Orient Express.

The pace occasionally slows for alliances to be made and broken and secret messages to be delivered, but those moments have touches of whimsy, like when the Darwinist creature Alek adopts keeps repeating "Mr. Sharp" and laughing. That also makes the wait for Deryn to finally tell Alek she's really a girl a little less tiresome.

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