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In A DARKLING PLAIN, Philip Reeve brilliantly completes the breath-taking
adventures that began with MORTAL ENGINES. Wren Natsworthy
is enjoying life as an aviatrix but her father Tom is troubled
by matters of the heart - the last, shocking, encounter with Hester,
and the old wound caused by Pennyroyal's bullet. Meanwhile the
fragile truce between the Green Storm and the Traction Cities
splinters and hostility breaks out again. Events are set on a collision
course as things end where they began, with London...
In a faraway corner of a ruined world, a mysterious boy is building
a flying machine. Birds help him, and so does a beautiful, brilliant,
half-human engineer called Fever Crumb. But powerful enemies
stalk them - either to possess their revolutionary invention,
or to destroy the secrets of flight forever.
The breathtaking new story from the awesome world of MORTAL ENGINES.
Award-winning writer Philip Reeve creates an extraordinary new
city of moving buildings and human birds in a classic novel that
is sure to thrill fans young and old.
FEVER CRUMB is the stunning prequel to Philip Reeve's brilliant science
fantasy quartet. It is set many generations before the events
of Mortal Engines, in whose dazzling world huge, predatory cities
chase and devour each other. Now, London is a riot-torn, ruinous
town, clinging to a devastated landscape and hiding an explosive
secret. Is Fever, adopted daughter of Dr Crumb, the strange
key that will unlock its dangerous mysteries?
Tom and Hester's daughter, Wren, longs to escape the peace of static
Anchorage. She craves the dangerous adventures her parents once
had - and a charming submarine pirate is ready to take her to
sea. But the mysterious object that she steals for him ignites a
conflict that will tear the whole world apart...
MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation,
the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for
survival in a post-apocalyptic future.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.
Fleeing from an Anti-Tractionist sect, the Green Storm, Tom and Hester
are left drifting in the frozen Ice Wastes, slowly dying of
cold after the Jenny Haniver's engines have failed. They are saved
at the last minute, finding Anchorage, a once-beautiful ice city
that has fallen on hard times. Crippled by plague, there are barely
fifty souls on Anchorage now, and the teenage margravine has
made a desperate choice. They are heading for America, the Dead
In a dangerous future world where gigantic, traction-powered cities
attack and devour each other, London hunts where no other predator
dares. Hidden in its vast superstructure is a murderous creature
that severs the right hands of its victims. A rebellious young
aviatrix and a secretive scavenger boy are about to come face
to face with a robotic Stalker that is terrifyingly out of control.
This story for older readers was published for World Book Day
2011, and is now available in electronic format for 79p.
In a future land once known as Britain, nomad tribes are preparing
to fight a terrifying enemy - the first-ever mobile city. Before
London can launch itself, young engineer Fever Crumb must journey
to the wastelands of the North. She seeks the ancient birthplace
of the Scriven mutants. In the chaotic weeks before battle begins,
Fever finds a mysterious black pyramid. The extraordinary secrets
it contains will change her world forever. The seventh awe-inspiring
adventure in the World of Mortal Engines series by a superb
writer at the height of his powers.