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The Leviathan and it`s new CLANKER engines escape the zepplins and the dreadnought Herkules guns and are making their way to the Ottoma empire. In order for them to make their escape, Alek and the count throw out the gold bars that the count stowed away in his room. Alek tells the Count that he is chosing his new allies and not his past life. "But I have chosen a different path now-one less safe." page 409. Then Alek wonders what could be so important about those eggs?
Chapter 32-33 Two zepplins (called Kondors) lead the attack which destroys the Stormwalker and the Leviathan`s engines. One zepplin is shot down. Then the others sees who Alek is and flees to report back to their superiors. Then the count yells at Alek but Alek comes up with a plan. He decides to use the Stormwalker's engines and other parts to fix the Leviathan. Both crews work together. The crew makes new friends with the Leviathan's crew by adding the Stormwalker's engines the the airship.
Chapter 29 The Stormwalker runs to the Leviathan to rescue Alek but Deryn stops them by pretending to hold Alek hostage. She does this by holding her knife to his throat. Count Volger stops and he trades himelf for Alek to act like a spy. Then Dr. Barlow and Deryn go back to the castle with Alek. There Dr. Barlow starts to figure out who Alek really is. Then they have a huge feast and bath, all except the girls. Next they load the food for Leviathan to try and make it float again.
Chapter 22 No one can believe that the Darwinists have crashed by the castle. Alek and the Count have an argument about whether or not Alek should go and help them. Alek waits until everyone is sleeping and then instead of keeping watch he sneaks out on snowshoes with medical supplies to help the injured. He is amazed by the Leviathan. ``And yet he couldn`t take his eyes from the creature. Even lying wounded it looked so powerful, more like something from legend than the works of men.`` p234 Alek is going to leave the supplies and go when he hears someone moaning. He saves Deryn. Chapter 23 They introduce each other and Alek tries to leave. Deryn thinks he is lying and sends the sniffers on him. Alek pulls out a pistol. Then Alek is captured.
Chapter 21 Alek and the Stormwalker and the rest of the crew find the castle. Count Volger explains that he and the Duke had found this castle and bought it 2 years earlier just in case they would need it. They stocked it full of food. They hear the german airplanes and see this huge thing falling from the sky.
Chapter 18 Alek and his crew are attacked again, close to the Switzerland border. In order to save his crew, Alek slashes at the flare with his father`s sword. The fire sticks to the sword so Alek throws it away in order to save himself, his men and the Stormwalker. This is important because Alek chooses to get rid of one of the last things he has to remember his father by.
Chapter 20 Leviathan is attacked by a bunch of German aircraft. Deryn and the crew release the birds and bats to try and take down the German planes. Next they fire back. Deryn discovers bleeding and lifeless men and doesn`t want to leave them behind but she is needed in the battle. The Leviathan takes on serious damage and starts to crash to the ground wounded.
Chapter 16 The Leviathan lands in the middle of London Zoo to pick up Dr. Barlow, her dog Tazza and her strange cargo. Because there is another female on the ship, Deryn is worried that Dr. Barlow will figure out that she is really a girl.
Chapter 14 On the way back to the Stormwalker, Austrian soldiers chase after them with horses and hunting dogs. Alek runs to the Stormwalker while Volger and Klopp try to slow the rest down. An Austrian soldier comes to arrest Alek for stealing and doesn`t know who he really is but Alek kills him. `He didn`t feel proud, having left that rider behind, lying broken in the grass. The man had been a solider serving the empire.`` p139 Alek takes control of the Stormwalker and rescues Count Volger and Klopp.
Alek is recognize by a shopkeeper who is bribed to not say a word. Then The count buys some susages. When the sound of hoofbeats start Alek runs back to the walker on the way he kills an Austian soliger.
Chapter 9 Count Volger practices fencing with Alek and teaches him about politics at the same time. He learns who will be on what side of the war. "Austria gets revenge on Serbia...To protect Serbia, Russian declares war of Austria...Germany protects Clanker honour by declaring war on Russia...France makes good its treaty with Russia, and declares war on Germany..Then Britian finds her way in somehow...Darwinists against Clankers" p88.
Chapter 12 Deryn participates in her first battle against the Germans. They use Flechette bats (bats that eats nails and then expells them to attack the enemy) to shread the sails of the German schooner which is then further destroyed by a Krakin (a squid and octopus blend) . Deryn feels shaky the attack and hopes that she doesn't have to go to war. She wants to fly not fight. "..she joined the Service to fly, not to shred some poor buggers a thousand feet below." p115.
Chapter 4, page33-39 Deryn volunteers to be the first recruit to ride the Huxley (a genetically altered jellyfish that floats like a hot air balloon). She goes up and a storm starts to brew. This is her first test to act like a boy.
Chapter 7-8 Deryn manages to survive the storm. She breaks the cable that is attaching the Huxley to the ground. She flies across London, England narrowly escaping chimneys and the prison. "Boy or not, Deryn Sharp had shown a squick of air sense afterall." p64 She flies past the English Channel and begins to worry that she will never land when she sees the Leviathan (a giant whale that has been genetically altered so that it can fly). The Leviathan has lots of other species living in it or on it for food, to create hydrogen and for defense and communication. The crew of the Leviathan send ropes down to Deryn. She and the Huxley are taken aboard the Leviathan. Once aboard she learns that war might be coming very soon because "some Austrian duke and duchess got themselves killed last night. There may be a bit of a ruckus on the Continent." p77
Chapter 5, page 45-49 The five fugitives are trying to make their way to Switzerland when they are intercepted by the S.M.S. Beowulf (a German land tank/battleship) which is part of the Clanker army. Alek learns that the Count was telling the truth and that there are people out to get him. "If they're trying to kill me...it's all true."
Chapter 3, page 22-23 Deryn alters her brother clothes so that she can pretend to be a boy and join the Air Service to fight in the upcoming war against the Clankers. "Could they see through her boy's slops and shorn hair? Did they really think she was a young recruit on her way to Air Proving Ground? Or did she look like some lassy with a few screws loose, playing dress up in her brother's old clothes?"
Chapter 2, page 18 Alex finds out that his parents have been killed. "Alas not, Your Highness," Count Volger said. "Your parents are both dead, murdered this night in Sarajevo."
Chapter 1 page 5 The Count and Otto take Alek to the stables to get something.