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!
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books; 1 edition (1 August 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0747589127
- ISBN-13: 978-0747589129
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 17.9 x 2.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
- Customer Reviews: 26 customer ratings