Praise for the Mortal Engines series: "Philip Reeve has created a range of intriguing characters, following their adventures in our strange future world. [The series] presents a stunning look into the future, when all of Earth's major cities are now mounted on wheels, roaming across the landscape as massive Traction Cities. Our society has built itself on the principals of Municipal Darwinism - this basically involves the bigger cities hunting down, and consuming, the smaller ones. And that's only the backdrop to an original and emotional personal story. If you haven't read the books, you should." -- Peter Jackson, on Facebook *"Exciting and visually descriptive." -- School Library Journal, starred review *"A page-turner, this adventure in a city-eat-city world will have readers eagerly suspending disbelief to follow the twists and turns of the imaginative plot." -- Booklist "Big, brave, brilliant." -- Guardian (UK) *"Reeve's [Mortal Engines Quartet] remains a landmark of visionary... imagination." -- School Library Journal, starred review "Phenomenal... violent and romantic, action-packed and contemplative, funny and frightening." -- Sunday Times (UK)
London is a city on wheels - a future city like you've never known before. In the terrible aftermath of the Sixty Minute War, cities which survived the apocalypse became predators, chasing and feeding on smaller towns. Now London is hunting down its prey, getting ready to feed. But as the chase begins, Tom uncovers a secret - a secret full of deadly consequences. Soon he is plunged into a world of unkillable enemies, threatened by a weapon that will tear his life apart... Winner of the Nestle Gold Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award, this is a book to devour again and again.