"A breathtaking work of imagination, Hester Shaw is a heroine for the ages. The moment we finished reading this book we knew we wanted to make it into a movie." -- Producer Peter Jackson
* "Reeve's [Mortal Engines] remains a landmark of visionary imagination." -- School Library Journal, starred review
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London is hunting again. Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon London will feed.
In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage -- and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world.
Beloved storyteller Philip Reeve creates a brilliant new world in the Mortal Engines series, called "phenomenal... violent and romantic, action-packed and contemplative, funny and frightening" by the Sunday Times.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We’ve seen our fair share of dystopian science fiction aimed at young adults, but Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines is built upon a truly original premise. In the book’s postapocalyptic near-future, entire cities roam Europe on rolling tracks, hungry to devour smaller cities for scrap. Teenage apprentice-historian Tom’s chance encounter with a violent, mysterious, and scarred girl named Hester leads to unexpected dangers. (Even more than, y’know, marauding cities.) Book one of a quartet, Mortal Engines is being made into a movie produced by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.
In a dystopian future landscape, cities have uprooted themselves and donned wheels, consuming each other's resources. "Reeve's prose is sweeping and cinematic," PW said in a starred review. "He deftly weaves in social commentary on the perils of both war and consumerism." Ages 12-up.
Steampunk unlike any other
A little Gaiman. A little Gilliam. Lightly sketched but relatable characters. There are many pleasures here.
I think this is one of the few instances where the plot for the movie was actually far, far better than the book.
I am only just finished part one, but the book is amazing! I couldn’t put it down! Before you read it, now that it’s about a futuristic steampunk world where cities run on tracks and eat other cities for resources. There’s a common theme about how people are not who the seem to be! It does got kind of sad at some points, but overall, it’s so far great!