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Mortal Engines

Philip Reeve

Mortal Engines


  • Fantasy Worlds - awesome adventures of magic and mystery

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The first instalment in the MORTAL ENGINES quartet, introducing 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.



Amazing images of cities literally on the move, generated by engines. Upper tiers are for the Rich and important and lower tiers for the poor and down trodden, with slaves living in the heat and disgusting environment of the engine room - destined to live very short lives. Towns, cities and villages move around vast plains and with each other, the losers' resources are eaten up and incorporated into the winner, whilst the defeated become slaves. Great characters and story line running through it.

Anonymous 27.07.2014