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Westerfeld shows readers exactly how a conclusion book should read with GOLIATH; the last and by far the best of the Leviathan trilogy, ending it with quite a bang (on all fronts). But even with the series finishing out properly, I can’t say it won’t be missed. I admit I fell in love a little bit more with each thrilling installment. I definitely wouldn’t be opposed to a spin-off???..What do ya say Scott?
Well, whether or not we get another taste of Alek and Deryn or the addictive and exciting steampunk/biopunk world of Westerfeld’s creation is to be seen, but as for now, readers are sure to become quick fans of the daft Austrian prince, the not so common Midshipman and their adventures on the Leviathan, in this fast paced action pack world of power hungry rulers, nutter scientists, manufactured beasties and iron war machines. Bravo and well-done! And as always, Cumming outdoes himself in the narration... brilliant performance!!
Great ending, to a good trilogy.
The middle book left me wondering if the author had lost his way and doubting I wanted to continue, but this book was closer to the first, loads of intrigue and a satisfying conclusion that involves more historical figures.
A must read, well worth your money.
I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
The characters are more than worth spending time with again and this is a satisfying and entertaining wrap-up of the trilogy.
Sorry, but it's such a unique story, it's not really that similar to any other book I've read. I mean, it shares some elements of another good trilogy like Hunger Games in that there's action, some suspense and drama, some form of separation of the main characters so that you keep going to find out how things turn out!
It's a tie between the balloon scene where Alek is trapped and almost harmed by fire with the reporter and others, and Daryn sees that from a distance and fears for his safety...and the ending. Heartwarming and satisfying!
The scene where Alek does what he has to do to stop the Russian guy in the lab who is trying to discharge Goliath, knowing it would destroy Leviathan and harm Daryn everyone on it!
Overall, a great trilogy with well-developed characters that will win over your affections. It's very nice to have an entertaining story that is also intelligent and informative writing!
A great conclusion to a great trilogy. A couple points of contention though: Tesla is overplayed here in the role of Mad Scientist (all too common for him), and it does his legacy an injustice.
Alan Cummings is excellent in his narration, bringing real life to all the characters, though his "Russian" accent was the same as his "Serbian". Considering how many accents he does throughout though, it's still rather impressive and the one flub is short and non essential.
I still highly recommend this book and series
Two of my favorite things in one story how could I lose. A gripping Tale of war and Star-Crossed Romance that spans the war torn globe of WWI.
This was a decent ending to the Leviathan trilogy. It involves Nicolai Tesla and some other fun, but doesn't quite have the gritty excitement that the first book had, or the revolutionary fun the 2nd had. But it did see some important things finally get revealed and resolved and had a somewhat Hollywood style happy ending.
finished series in 3 days!
the way Alek discovered Daryn's secret was perfect.
the ending was perfect. (though i wish there was a spinoff or something)
overall the 10/10 book!
Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy slouches toward New York for its milqtoast ending, wrapping up all plot threads because he has to, not because he needs to. After setting up a fresh and interesting steampunk WWI, Westerfeld seems determined to do nothing with it, instead falling into typical cliches and an ending so abrupt I refuse to believe it was planned that way
Alan Cumming is still servicable as narrator, when he decides to not switch the characters accents every five minutes.