Mortal Engines - Mortal Engines Quartet 1 (Paperback)Philip Reeve (author)
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Now a major new film, Mortal Engines is the electrifying first novel in Philip Reeve’s beloved series. A modern steampunk masterpiece, blending science-fiction, adventure and wonderful strangeness.
It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing an old mining town across the dried-up bed of the old North Sea.
So begins Mortal Engines, launching Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined steampunk creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future.
Set thousands of years in the future, in the aftermath of the Sixty Minute War which destroyed the civilisation of the 21st century the Mortal Engines series is a modern masterpiece, blending science-fiction, adventure and wonderful strangeness.
Airships storm the skies whilst deep in the oceans submarines lie waiting for prey. In this dangerous landscape the cities and their anti-tractionist enemies race to capture the remnants of perilous technologies to put to use.
The first instalment introduces young apprentice Tom Natsworthy and the murderous Hester Shaw, flung from the fast-moving city of London into heart-stopping adventures in the wastelands of the Great Hunting Ground.
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 203 x 139 x 21 mm
'No 11-to-16-year-old should miss the superbly imagined debut novel from Philip Reeve.' - The Times
'This big, brave, brilliant book combines a thrilling adventure story with endless moral conundrums.' - The Guardian
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“A must read!”
An absolutly amazing book from an amazing series well worth it!
“Decent dystopian book”
Mortal Engines is an astonishing dystopian book. The adventure is grand, the world is alive, and the characters are memorable .At the start it may not make much sense but as you catch on, you just want to keep reading... More
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