Book Beginnings and Friday 56: The Leviathan

So I think I’m going to start doing The Friday 56 meme from Freda’s Voice and the Book Beginnings meme from Rose City Reader as one post. Everyone else seems to be doing it, so I’m jumping on the bandwagon.

Because of Thanksgiving, I’m back home and not with my usual collection of books. Since my sister frequently raids my library, I thought I’d raid hers to find today’s Friday 56. I chose The Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, a book I’ve never read. (Based on the cover and first sentence, I’m guessing it’s steampunk.)

The beginning:

The Austrian horses glinted in the moonlight, their riders standing tall in the saddle, swords raised. Behind them two ranks of diesel-powered walking machines stood ready to fire, cannon aimed over the heads of the cavalry.

Selected line from page 56:937f8-friday2b56

As the echoes died down, Volger called, “Do you know how to load a Spandau machine gun, Alek?”

Prince Aleksandar knew nothing of the sort, but already his hands were moving to unbuckle his seat straps.


5 thoughts on “Book Beginnings and Friday 56: The Leviathan

    1. Yeah, after reading the beginning and page 56, I felt this book is probably one I’ll want to steal from my sister–I mean read.

      And thanks for following my blog!

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