Bought originally for my 14yo for Christmas he turned up his nose and 11yo said could he have it instead! He read it in a day and obviously enjoyed it so 14yo suddenly wanted it back . . . he then read it from cover to cover in a day and a half, fast for him.
I then got to read it.
I don't think it (and its companions in the series) is / are as intrically thought out as the Mortal Engines / Hungry Cities quartet. However the empirical test is the effect they have on my boys and here the score is the same. Therefore, I have to award this book five stars!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 10868 KB
- Print Length: 392 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1599901218
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books; 1 edition (4 July 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0055S2GB8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 26 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #577,731 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)