Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines Quartet, #1)
Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities! Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced... show more
Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities!
Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed.
In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage - and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world
©2001 Philip Reeve (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.
Publish date: 2017-10-31
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Edition language: English
Series: Mortal Engines Quartet (#1)
An interesting take on the whole piratey thing. After mankind blows himself up, some cities re-build their cities with wheels so they can move around and hunt resources. By 'eating' other cities and towns. They justify it by calling it Municipal Darwinism. However, piracy by any other name is s...
Mortal Engines is a simply written book for probably people 45 years younger than me, but that doesn't mean I can't read it an enjoy it, and I did enjoy it. It's not the normal series I would start and read but now I'm hooked and I'll see the series through. That is if I enjoy the next book. It's ...
In a distant post-apocalyptic future, what’s left of humanity lives on mobile cities, traveling the wastelands of a devastated Earth. Resources are scarce and Municipal Darwinism rules the day, or in other words, “It’s a town eat town world.” The world building is fantastic and the characters are ...
The traction city London has been trying to avoid being eaten by bigger and hungrier cities that are in the hunting grounds. But the Mayor has some plans for London that will help it survive for a very long time.Thaddeus Valentine is the Head Historian and he has a daughter named Katherine. One day ...
Mortal Engines is set in a future version of London, in which Admiral Quirke defined the principles of Municipal Darwinism and made London a moving city. After the Sixty Minutes War destroyed most of the world, Traction Cities such as London built engines that allow them to move and go hunting for s...