Black Leviathan-
The First Journey into the Cloudmere
Fantasy novel
Bernd Perplies
Feb. 2020

Tor Books / Tor/Forge
ISBN: 9780765398314
336 p., Hardcover
Price: $ 30,99

Tor Books / Tor/Forge
ISBN: 9780765398307
336 p., Trade Paperback
Price: $ 18,99

Tor Books / Tor/Forge
ISBN: 9780765398321
336 p., E-Book
Price: $ 9,99

MacMillian Audio
ISBN: 9781250264282
9:10 h, Audiobook
Price: 19,99



Black Leviathan -
The First Journey into the Cloudmere

Beware! A shadow will cover you, larger than that cast by any other dragon of this world. Black as the lightless chasm from whence it was born at the beginning of time.

In the coastal city Skargakar, residents make a living from hunting dragons and use them for everything from clothing to food, while airborne ships hunt them in the white expanse of the Cloudmere.

Lian does his part carving the kyrillian crystals that power the ships through the cloud sea, but when he makes an enemy of a dangerous man, Lian ships out on the next vessel available as a drachenjager, or dragon hunter.

He chooses the wrong ship. A fanatic captain, hunts more than just any dragon. His goal is the Firstborn Gargantuan-and Adaron is prepared to sacrifice everything for revenge.

Deutsche Website für "Der Drachenjäger"

Nominated for
Seraph 2018
in the category
"Best Book"
Seraph 2018
Nominated for
Deutschen Phantastik Preis 2018
in the categories
"Best German Book" &
"Best German Audiobook"
Nominated for
RPC Fantasy Award 2018
in the category "Literature"

Bonus content

- Excerpt on Tor/Forge Blog
- Audiobook excerpt on
- Author's letter to booksellers

Press reviews

"If you like dragons, Black Leviathan is the book for you. It is the most atmospheric story about the giant beasts I have ever encountered [...]"
- Traveling Cloak, FanFiAddict (complete review)


- Dragons in Translation: An Interview with Bernd Perplies & Lucy Van Cleef on Tor/Forge Blog


- Information about the novel on Macmillian
- "Black Leviathan" entry on Goodreads

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