BERND PERPLIES has a great reputation in Germany for a very wide variety of writing in several genres. He has written the first Star Trek tie-in trilogy allowed by CBS outside the US. Black Leviathan (Drachenjager in Germany) won the 2018 Deutcher Phantastik Preis and was a finalist for the Seraph Award and RPC Fantasy Award. It is Perplies' first novel translated for the US. LUCY VAN CLEEF is an American writer and translator based in Berlin. After more than ten years as a professional dancer, she writes about arts and culture. Black Leviathan is her debut novel translation.
The fast-paced narrative and distinct setting should please readers looking for an exciting diversion. Recommended for fans of swashbuckling or dragon-filled fantasy settings. -- Nell Keep, Booklist