Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines It was a dark blustery afternoon in spring and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried out bed of the old North Sea The great traction city London has been skulking in th
  • Title: Mortal Engines
  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN: 9780060082093
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mortal Engines
    It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried out bed of the old North Sea The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger, faster, hungrier cities loose in the Great Hunting Ground But now, the sinister plans of Lord Mayor Mangus Crome can finally unfold.Thaddeus Va It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried out bed of the old North Sea The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger, faster, hungrier cities loose in the Great Hunting Ground But now, the sinister plans of Lord Mayor Mangus Crome can finally unfold.Thaddeus Valentine, London s Head Historian and adored famous archaeologist, and his lovely daughter, Katherine, are down in The Gut when the young assassin with the black scarf strikes toward his heart, saved by the quick intervention of Tom, a lowly third class apprentice Racing after the fleeing girl, Tom suddenly glimpses her hideous face scarred from forehead to jaw, nose a smashed stump, a single eye glaring back at him Look at what your Valentine did to me she screams Ask him Ask him what he did to Hester Shaw And with that she jumps down the waste chute to her death Minutes later Tom finds himself tumbling down the same chute and stranded in the Out Country, a sea of mud scored by the huge caterpillar tracks of cities like the one now steaming off over the horizon.In a stunning literary debut, Philip Reeve has created a painful dangerous unforgettable adventure story of surprises, set in a dark and utterly original world fueled by Municipal Darwinism and betrayal.
    Mortal Engines By Philip Reeve,

    Mortal Engines Dec , Directed by Christian Rivers With Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae In a post apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy. Mortal Engines Rotten Tomatoes Mortal Engines has no shortage of eye catching special effects, but lacks enough high octane narrative fuel to give this futuristic fantasy sufficient cinematic combustion % Mortal Engines film Subscription % discount Mortal Engines Mortal Engines Own Watch Mortal Engines Universal Mar , Visionary filmmaker Peter Jackson presents a startling new adventure unlike any you ve seen before Hundreds of years after our civilization was destroyed, a new world has emerged A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw leads a band of outcasts in the fight to stop London now a giant predator city on wheels from devouring everything in its path. Mortal Engines Reeve, Philip Philip Reeve is the bestselling author of the Mortal Engines quartet, which is now a major motion picture, and the award winning Fever Crumb series His other books include the highly acclaimed Here Lies Arthur and No Such Thing As Dragons He lives in England with his wife and son Visit him online at philip reeve.

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    Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for a number of years while also co writing, producing and directing a number of no budget theatre projects.Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons for around forty children s books, including the best selling Horrible Histories, Murderous Maths and Dead Famous series.Railhead, published by Oxford University Press, will be published in the UK in October 2015Pugs of the Frozen North, written with Sarah McIntyre, is out now.

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  • Mortal Engines is an enchanting blend of steampunk, dystopia, and whimsy The adventure is grand, the world is alive, and the characters are memorable In the distant future, the earth is little than barren landscape cluttered with the rusted remnants of crumbling infrastructure People have raised the cities from the ground, retrofitting them with rolling tracks and steaming engines to prowl the wastes in search of smaller cities to devour for scrap The mining town saw the danger and turned tail, [...]


  • It s town eat town worldI separate YA dystopian books in two categories based on two popular series Hunger games it s children and books similar to Chaos walking Mortal engines is latter.While it s bit older they are definitively branches of the same tree which has roots in old fantasy.Mortal Engines is steampunk dystopia where after huge war ground become unstable and resources become scarce so entire settlements became mobile Thousand years later and towns still roam and devour each other for [...]


  • New Review Upon Re ReadingTime has certainly tempered my approach to this series particularly to this book however I remain convinced that this work of fiction remains at a higher calibre of fiction than many others in the same subgenre of YA fiction My re read would therefore re categorise it to closer to 4 or 4.5 stars in the light of the fact that I did not find it as engaging as reading it for the first time, and I hold to the notion that a book must be as fine the second time as it is the f [...]


  • Most awesome book 4.5 stars It s a town eat town world Municipal DarwinismMunicipal Darwinism is a concept that hooked me right from the first page Imagine a society where hungry cities roam, searching for prey Imagine these huge cities, shaped like giant steel tiered wedding cakes rumbling around the countryside gobbling up smaller towns and settlements Imagine the noise, the dust, and the deep tracks in the mud This is the intriguing world of theMortal Engines.This is a world set far into the [...]


  • Originally Posted on Guy Gone GeekWith the dystopian boom the market is now seeing, it s kind of hard to find a true dystopian novel Strange, isn t it There are lots of dystopian novels being published these days but only few of it really fits the genre Yeah, some books tries but that s what makes the difference it tries, it doesn t just be Gone was the bleak tone of the narrative Gone was the relentless nature of the society Gone was the subtle questions the readers have to ask themselves What [...]


  • I enjoyed it than I thought I would It s has a great concept mobile cities roam Europe eating each other It has a nice, if off beat, feel for London On the plus side, the novel actively attacks heroic ideals, leaving a darker, morally ambiguous world view than I d expected I especially liked how Reeve initially juxtaposes the beautiful, High London girl Kate, who is oblivious to the oppression that keeps her world afloat, with a physically and mentally scarred Hester, who is bent on revenge ra [...]


  • So do they hand out those literary prizes for anything now Second bad review in the same week, but I have to be honest I read this book because my boyfriend read it when he was a kid teen and he said he remembered it as awesome Well, I guess we look at things differently when we re kids.And yet I know a lot of kids books that have brilliant writing, good story building and don t need to be dumbed down.Let me just put it in the form of a nice list The good good morals underneath nice idea about t [...]


  • Dear reader,MAGNIFICENT READ FAST PACED EXCITEMENT I don t have enough words to describe how much I enjoyed this book The genre, post apocalyptic steampunk science fiction, has made it into one of my top favourite genres it totally submerged me intoa new world Reeve introduces us into a new, strange, colourful, yet gritty world, ruled by MunicipalDarwinism town eat town world His world building was exceptional, creating an adventurous environment where cities move and eat each other to take cont [...]


  • Za knjigu sam cuo i ranije ali kada sam saznao da ce Piter Dzekson da producira film plus trejler koji sam video me je odma zainteresovalo za ovaj serijal tako da sam morao da bacim pogled na nju Prica ima stvarno unikatni setting daleka buducnost, posle nuklearnog rata ljudi su presli da zive na pokretnim gradovima di veci jedu manje radi prezivljavanja Uvrnuto ali interesantno i zabavno Jedino sto nikada nije tacno objasnjenjo kako je krenulo sa tim i kako im se isplati.Pratimo dva lika, jedan [...]


  • It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried out bed of the old North Sea.Man, I love that opening line it immediately raises so many questions, and weirdly reminds me of Stephen King s inimitable The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed It immediately plunges you into a chase scene with an urge to know and see what happens.I needed something light and whimsical after my previous book, so this ch [...]


  • James Cameron needn t wait another decade to make his next blockbuster I have it next to me or Peter Jackson could make it I d rather Tarantino didn t, but you never know I have the book The one that children will dress up for, the one that will see as many adult fans as children, the one with three books to follow, a potential goldmine Philip Reeve s Mortal Engines is so visually gorgeous that kites flutter from the snowy mountains as you glide above in your airship, oblivious entirely to the [...]


  • Kelimenin tam anlam yla Y I K I L D I M.Kitapla ilgili deli deh et fikirlerim, beklentilerim falan yoktu buna ra men bitti i zaman kendimi k t hissettim, hayal k r kl na u ram , memnuniyetsiiiiz, surats z, O neydi g z diye s ven bu nedenle seriye devam etmeyece im.Kitap i in tam olarak karmakar k bir s l k diyebilirim Net bir tarih vermemekle birlikte, uzak gelecek diye bahsettikleri bir zamanda 60 dakika sava lar sonras nda mahvolan d nyan n Y r yen Kent i Londra day z.Ve kitap boyunca elimize [...]


  • Mortal Engines is a wonderfully odd, action packed, steampunk YA book that I never would have picked up if it weren t for a recommendation from Ashley It was a strange one for me to read and an even stranger one to review This story is set in a post apocalyptic world where the societal norm is for towns and cities to be vertical and mobile They acquire resources, art and workers by overpowering, or eating as they put it, smaller towns Then there are the anti tractionists who live in stationary o [...]


  • I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK One of my favourite books and series of all time I ve rated less than 10 books five stars, ever Less than 10 These are the books I absolutely love I m completely blind to their flaws and will sit there and worship them Mortal Engines is one such book.Reeve writes an astonishing story with a brilliant and engaging plot The world building is fantastic many centuries into the future, where cities are on wheels and wander over the earth eating smaller cities It s very fas [...]


  • Yorumun asl ve devam Yorum Cad s nda.Y r yen Kentler, daha nce okumad ma pi man oldu um kitaplar kategorisinin ilk s ralar nda yer al yor Yarat c kurgusu, s rprizlerle dolu olay rg s ve kaliteli bas m yla favorilerim aras nda T r ne olursa olsun, kurmaca kitaplar seviyorsan z Y r yen Kentler e bir ans verin derim


  • El inicio me cost un poco ya que es algo introductorio cuando nos presenta el mundo en el que las ciudades van sobre ruedas intentando alimentarse de otras ciudades mientras el movimiento antitraccionista se hace cada vez m s fuerte Pero una vez que conoces el mundo, la trama se vuelve absorvente y me sorprendi en todos los aspectos Con ganas de ver que ocurre en el siguiente



  • It was natural that cities ate towns, just as the towns ate smaller towns, and smaller towns snapped up the miserable static settlements That was Municipal Darwinism, and it was the way the world had worked for a thousand years, ever since the great engineer Nikolas Quirke had turned London into the first Traction City It was an unusual book I m a little too surprised by it right now The book was unpredictable in its change of moods I thought it was quite meek with a middle grade ish vibe but th [...]


  • I ve seen this book with a YA label on the cover and I thought it was silly for a book to be labeled a genre on it Since I heard about the book before, I went home along with this Yeepah Tom Natsworthy is a third class Historian apprentice of New London, since his parents died and left him with small amount of money that could only support a third class of apprenticeship Being a Londoner is a pride but being a third class apprentice is mock When he meets for the second time his hero, Timothy Val [...]


  • Philip Reeven K velev t koneet Karisto, 2004 maalaa lukijansa silmien eteen huikean maailman, jossa yhden tunnin sota on tuhonnut sivilisaation sellaisena kuin me sen tunnemme ja ihmiskunta el h yryvoiman liikuttamissa kaupungeissa Nuori museoharjoittelija Tom Natsworthy joutuu todistamaan murhayrityst , jonka kohteeksi joutuu h nen idolinsa, historioitsija ja tutkimusmatkailija herra Valentine Attentaatin seurauksena Tom tempautuu mukaan seikkailuun, jossa omaa rooliaan n yttelev t muun muassa [...]


  • The first line of this book is just how can you not want to read it It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried out bed of the old North Sea I tried not to concentrate too much on how this city eat city world would actually work to what degree the cities were alive or just mechanised, the actual practicalities of Municipal Darwinism, etc It s a fun idea, and it s fun to just roll with it and enjoy the adventure It is aimed [...]


  • This series had been on my to read list for a while and so I managed to grab my chance while at BristolCon last year to grab a copy and get it signed with an awesome little airship doodle in the front I confess that I am not a fan of this particular cover, but that is just looks and I do have A Darkling Plain in the beautifully illustrated one I find this one looks a bit like a game box But I suppose it is trying to appeal to boys I loved this I think I would have loved it even had I been you [...]


  • 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 Survival of the fittest city The problem with that should be immediately obvious sooner or later there will be no other cities to consume And that s the central conflict here, how and whether London will conti [...]


  • Kitabi okumadan nce orta seviyeli erezlik bi kitap bekliyordum ben Ama Y r yen Kentler vay sen misin beni k k g ren diyerekten a z m n pay n verdi bana.Konusu okudu um kitaplar i indeki en zg n konulardan biriydi Insanlar, hayvanlar y r r tamam ama KENTLER I te bu kitapta banliy ler, kentler alt nda paletler var ve s rekli bi hareket halindeler Kendinden k k olanlar yemek i in koval yorlar, k k olanlar da ka halinde Kitap hep olayl yd , bu y zden elimden b rakamad m ben Yazar at r utur karakter [...]


  • I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book everything about it was just brilliant from the world to the city s eating each other yes I did mean to say that to the outrageous, fabulous, lovable, fantastic characters.what a brilliant idea for city to eat each other its a town eat town world out there I have never come across an idea like this before and I just loved the concept it was awesome how everyday things to us blew their minds, and in return the mortal engines tech blew my mind from the moving cities, [...]


  • A fabulous concept and a beautiful neo steampunk setting quickly raises this book above the pack The characters start out as less than three dimensional, but fortunately grow in strength as the story continues particularly in the final quarter I was surprised by the grittiness displayed in the decisions of the climax, especially in light of the generally light tone of the preceding chapters This is no deep exploration of character and theme, but overall its blithe originality makes it a winner.


  • I read this book on May 2016 last semester in my university years it was the first dystopian book I ve ever read and I loved it it was written so well the world building, the plot, the main characters very genuine it is very underrated but is truly worth the try


  • It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried out bed of the old North Sea In happier times, London would never have bothered with such feeble prey The great Traction City had once spent its days hunting far bigger towns than this, ranging north as far as the edge of the Ice Wastes and south to the shores of the Mediterranean But lately prey of any kind had started to grow scarce, and some of the larger cities had begun to lo [...]


  • Rereviewing cause this time around it was so much better World The world is fantastic, it s different, it s steampunk and it s original It brings out the best from Terry Pratchett to Neil Gaiman to Diane Wynn Jones, yes it s in their league I don t want to say cause discovering this world is the BEST part of this story, it s just so original and grand.Story The first time around I found the story to be very safe and expected in the genre, with the evil dictator, the bad scientist, the good scie [...]


  • Excellent steampunk novel aimed at a YA teenage audience.This took me longer to read than it should but I blame the fact I went out three nights in a row so I couldn t really sit down and read it Not drunk anyway.The premise of this novel is very original a thousand years into the future, after the Sixty Minute War, human beings have evolved the face of the planet so towns and cities are no longer grounded, becoming Traction Towns, and hunt one another to eat to keep their own town city afloat R [...]


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