Leviathan Rising

Leviathan Rising In the closing years of the th century the British Empire s rule is still going strong Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her th birthday kept alive by advanced steam technology London is a fa

  • Title: Leviathan Rising
  • Author: Jonathan Green
  • ISBN: 9781905437603
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire s rule is still going strong Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th birthday, kept alive by advanced steam technology London is a fantastical sprawling metropolis where dirigibles roam the skies, robot bobbies enforce the law and dinosaurs are on display in London zoo Welcome to Magna Britannia, a steamIn the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire s rule is still going strong Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th birthday, kept alive by advanced steam technology London is a fantastical sprawling metropolis where dirigibles roam the skies, robot bobbies enforce the law and dinosaurs are on display in London zoo Welcome to Magna Britannia, a steam driven world full of fantastical creations and shady villains Here dashing dandies and mustachioed villains battle for supremacy while below the city strange things stir in the flooded tunnels of the old London Underground Around the world in eighty days in style This proud claim, made by the Carcharodon Shipping Company, is about to be put to the test as its newest and most magnificent submersible cruise liner, the Neptune, sets sail on its maiden voyage around the world Among the great and the good who have been invited to join this historic cruise is Ulysses Quicksilver, dandy adventurer and hero of Magna Britannia, enjoying a well deserved sojourn after the traumatic events of Queen Victoria s 160th jubilee celebrations But something is waiting in the depths Something that threatens the Empire itself

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    About “Jonathan Green

    • Jonathan Green

      Jonathan Green is a writer of speculative fiction, with seventy books to his name Well known for his contributions to the Fighting Fantasy range of adventure gamebooks, he has also written fiction for such diverse properties as Doctor Who, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Moshi Monsters, LEGO, Judge Dredd and Robin of Sherwood He is the creator of the Pax Britannia series for Abaddon Books and has written eight novels, and numerous short stories, set within this steampunk universe, featuring the debonair dandy adventurer Ulysses Quicksilver He is also the author of an increasing number of non fiction titles, including the award winning YOU ARE THE HERO A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks.He has recently taken to editing and compiling short story anthologies, including the critically acclaimed GAME OVER and SHARKPUNK, published by Snowbooks, and the forthcoming Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu.To find out about his current projects visit JonathanGreenAuthor and follow him on Twitter jonathangreen.

    461 thoughts on “Leviathan Rising

    • This is the third book of the PAX BRITTANIA seriesand it is the second adventure of Ulysses Quicksilver. This is the blurb:"Around the world in eighty days ­ in style!"This proud claim, made by the Carcharodon Shipping Company, is about to be put to the test as its newest and most magnificent submersible cruise liner, the Neptune, sets sail on its maiden voyage around the world. Among the great and the good who have been invited to join this historic cruise is Ulysses Quicksilver, dandy adventu [...]


    • Thrilling adventure. Steampunk(ish), Horror(esque).Ulysses Quicksilver is a cracking hero. All the expected cliches of the Victorian style dandy, bon-vivant, but written in a manner that makes him feel so very real and original. Jonathan green has a way of writing that is reminiscent of good old fashioned writing styles, his world, though utterly fantastical, is utterly believable.* Took me longer to read than necessary as the print is quite small in my edition, plus, I have multiple books on th [...]


    • The first book I bought in this series was the seventh, which is out of character for me because I like to read series in order but the blurb and the cover and everything about it just told me that this was something special. I was not let down. Jonathan Green is an amazing author and his skill of crafting words with such fluency and inspiration is a rare one. I am now gradually acquiring the whole series.I was given the first two last Christmas and I know it's quite a while ago now but I can st [...]


    • I love scifi and alternative histories, so I thought I had a winner when I started this book. The prologue is set on a tramp ship smuggling opium TO Britain (google "steps to opium production" to see why this thrilled me!). If you read because you like good writing, then avoid this book. After the promising prologue, you'll be dropped into a world of writing in which characterizations consist of the hero going around the dinner table listing key points of each character to himself, and the autho [...]


    • I CAN’T GET ENOUGH! Book 1 of this series, ‘Thy Kingdom Fall,’ provides background and sets the stage for an all too possible future where the Government uses all means available to secularize the United States of America, removing religious obstacles necessary to exercise total power. Book 2, ‘Stars and Scorpions,’ focuses on efforts by followers of Judaism (Stars) and those of Catholicism as practiced in Mexico (Scorpions), to defend their faiths against external pressures: attacks a [...]


    • Even though the beginning of the first act is pretty slow (the appearance of VIP passengers on board of the Neptune was one of those boring things), the second and the third act saved the day. (view spoiler)[ It is Hercule Poirot meets tons of films where people get stuck on ships or inside some underwater facility and they have to get away while being chased by monsters and unknown murderers. Not really a spoiler. (hide spoiler)]


    • With his Ulysses Quicksilver character, Jonathan Green appears to want to have some sort of steampunk James Bond, with superpowers, in mind. Unfortunately the idea has gone very stale very quickly.The characterisation is flat and, although I ploughed through until the end of the book, I really didn't find myself caring about what was going to happen. The identity of the villain was so apparent from so early on that I'm not sure whether the final reveal was supposed to be a surprise or not.


    • Another dreadful attempt to write steampunk by Green. Author has the main character (the lame hero named Ulysses Quicksilver), pretty much lead the reader by the hand in regard to other characters/events. No new ideas really this leviathan is amongst the flotsam of steampunk. The writing itself is dull and the characters even more so.


    • Jonathan Green will take you on a wild ride with a crescendo that lasts the whole last half of the books. I was eagerly gobbling up every piece of his story, but the only reason I didn't land it a 5 star is because I figured out his mystery long before dear Mr. Quicksilver did.





    • Those who gasp at the theatrical unmasking of the "villain" here need psychiatric help. Never was insanity so implausible!


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