Predator Cities #1: Mortal Engines
Welcome to the astounding world of Mortal Engines!London is hunting again. 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... show more
Welcome to the astounding world of Mortal Engines!London is hunting again. 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.Beloved storyteller Philip Reeve creates a brilliant new world in the Mortal Engines series, called "phenomenal...violent and romantic, action-packed and contemplative, funny and frightening" by the Sunday Times .
Publish date: June 1st 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
Series: The Hungry City Chronicles (#1)
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...
Well, that was depressing. But refreshing. And boring at times. Should I give it 3 stars?
While older than the genre as a recognized subcategory, Mortal Engines has a steam-punk feel, with motor driven cities, combat zeppelins, and a fascination for things British. In this world, however, they have reverted to steam technology post-apocalypse rather than developing oddly accelerated tech...
From the very first page, when we are told that the city of London has gone hunting, I was completely hooked on the world Reeve created. Mortal Engines is set in a steampunk, post-nuclear world. Cities are on wheels, most of them, and consume each other in a system called Municipal Darwinism. Surviv...