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Mortal Engines (Predator Cities) Paperback – 7 Jun 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Age Range: 10 - 16 years
  • Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books; 1 edition (7 Jun. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1407131273
  • ISBN-13: 978-1407131276
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
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"Wildly imaginative, full of marvelous details, humor, and grand adventures." -- KLIATT --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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This post-apocalyptic, steam-punk novel may be aimed at 11 to 16 year olds, but it appeals to all ages, male and female. This is the second time I have read “Mortal Engines” and I still relish every minute getting to know Hester Shaw, the girl disfigured by her parents’ killer and Tom Natsworthy, a loyal apprentice in the Guild of Historians who encounters Hester in alarming circumstances. We also meet heroic explorer Thaddeus Valentine and the frightening Shrike who has been brought back to life, an amalgam of flesh and metal. Yet both these characters have hidden depths.
Set in a world following the 60 minute war when major cities like London have to travel around the world on wheels preying on smaller towns and cities, their enemies belong to the Ant-Traction League who wish to stop this cruel, belligerent lifestyle.
Perhaps it is Philip Reeve’s previous occupation as an illustrator which makes his descriptions of transportation and multi-tiered cities so easy to visualise but I am looking forward to the promised filming of this novel and desperately hope it will meet my expectation.
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Fast paced, fantastic story that grabbed me from the first page and never let go. Great characters who I grew attached to and genuinely cared about. Loved this book.
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A wonderful book. Loved it.

It says a lot about a book when the imagery is still crystal clear in your mind months after reading it.
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Best book i have ever read. Insane story line and a lovely setting. Outstanding imagination, would recommend it to anyone.
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I bought this book for our reading club at school. To begin with I was bitterly disappointed as I found the beginning slow and tedious. But I'm so glad I made it past the first two chapters because the rest of the book is brilliant. I'd highly recommend it, assuming you can forgive it for the first two chapters. Amazing idea. Love it and will certainly be buying the rest.
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Phillip Reeves first mortal engines book is great. She ends each chapter with something which makes us want to read on, though we are switching stories between London and are hero's. In the end their experiences collide in a thrilling ending. Great read!
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a good book =)
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And then finished to quickly.

Interesting concepts in there, and Painted a picture of a very interesting world but the ending came to fast.
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