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In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2009
ISBN: 9780743597678
Additional Contributors: Cumming, Alan, 1965-


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JCLJoshN Apr 27, 2018

I like alternate histories! I like steampunk! I like airships! I like whales! Whales that are airships in an alternate history World War I? Love it! Read by the amazing Alan Cumming? LOVE IT. I'm going to be exclaiming "Barking spiders!" for days.

Jun 27, 2016

Alan C has a great voice for narrating. This is at the bottom of my list, just not of interest to me. Did not finish.

Nov 23, 2013

The ending felt a bit abrupt to me, but I really enjoyed this book! The characters were fun, the world was exciting, and the plot thrilling!

CaraLibrarian May 22, 2013

Alan Cumming is a fantastic reader - one of my favourites!!! He does the whole trilogy, and I recommend them all.

Apr 18, 2012

good book the series is off to a great start!!
the characters are good and really like able.

the new start of WW 1 just think of it with this things might have been different. Darwin and Clankers who would have thought it could have been better.

Nov 30, 2010

Completely LOVED this book. Fun, exciting, different. In fact it was so good that I recommended it for ONE READ. There is nothing better than an excellent fantasy novel!

The characters are interesting and captivating. And Alan Cumming's reading is spot on! Perfect for the voices.

samdog123 Mar 20, 2010

A book from the Steampunk genre, this is an excellent title! Combining dna and mechanical engineering are fascinating principles and the author embeds these themes in an exciting adventure. Deryn Sharp is a midshipman with a secret who meets Aleks, who is really a prince of a European empire. Explores an alternative future. Well done.

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Aug 24, 2012

red_alligator_3452 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Dec 02, 2010

MOM_MY11206 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


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