I don't know how this sneaked up on me, but the second book in the Leviathan series comes out next week!! It's called Behemoth and the release date is Tuesday, October 5. The first book, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, was one of very favorites of 2009, if not one of my faves of the last two or three years. It's an alternative history story that asks what might have happened if the British and the German/Austrian armies of World War I had evolved radically different technologies. Scott Westerfeld uses this fascinating concept to tell a terrific story. Not only did Leviathan have the incredible Darwinist blended animals (including attack bats that poop iron spikes!) and the deadly Clanker machines, but it also had escapes, air battles, secret missions, and one massive thing that explodes! What more could a guy want in a book? So, naturally, I want to read this next one. The library system has already ordered copies. I've put one on hold and you can too. (it's easy--go to the library's home page and look up Behemoth on the catalog. Be sure to have your library card handy) I'm usually on top of new books and reserve them early but waited too long and now I find myself 14th in line. Oh, well, it could be worse--the Harry Potter books had 600 holds on them six months before they came out! So don't miss Behemoth!! Barking spiders, you'll enjoy it!
PS--click here to see my review of Leviathan.
PPS--some of our brother readers at the SMS Guys Read blog got an advance copy and have already reviewed it. Take a look at their site and be sure to scroll down.