Welcome to the astounding world of Mortal Engines!
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.
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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!
Great Story, so far
Great story so far. Recently decided i wanted to start reading more in my daily routine. Started by setting a goal for at least 30 minutes of reading each day. I was looking for a great adventure story. This novel was the perfect read for me. As I stated, I wanted to try to read at least 30 minutes a day but each time I started to read this novel, I would find myself surpassing the 30 minute goal on a regular. It was a quick read, full of escalating action and adventure. Definitely looking forward to continuing the series.
Liked it a lot
Different take on a post apocalyptic story. Starting book 2 now.