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A brilliant sequel but suffering from the same flaws...,
This review is from: Predator's Gold (Hardcover)
I read Mortal engines a good two years ago and loved it to pieces the ideas were original and all on a stunningly epic scale. To be picky the characters suffered a little, dwarfed by the imensity of their surroundings they often felt like little gears; just there to push the plot onwards. Predators Gold is a marvelous sequel but it to doesn't pay quite enough attention to characterisation, true Hester (one of the major characters) does exspress some true insight but Tom our lead man suffers from a frustrating degree of shalowness. In comparrison Predator's Gold is a far better book: the characters are more realised but the main attraction to Reeve's creation has and always will be the grand ideas not the little people in the background.