Created: 14th August, 2015

Mortal Engines

Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher: Scholastic

Set in an alternative future when cities chase smaller towns and villages and devour and dismantle them. Tom is an apprentice historian in London who gets caught up in the struggles and conflicts of his time. Is his hero Thaddeus Valentine really what he seems? Who is Hester Shaw and why does she hate Valentine? An action-packed story with an interesting array of characters which has been made into a feature film.

There are three sequels:

Predator’s Gold (9781407189154), £7.99

Infernal Devices (9781407152127), £7.99

A Darkling Plain (9781407189178), £7.99

...and prequels:

Fever Crumb (9781407193212), £7.99

A Web of Air (9781407189284), £7.99

Scrivener’s Moon (9781407189291), £7.99

Companion guide: The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines, written by Philip Reeve and Jeremy Levett, illustrated by Ian McQue and David Wyatt (9781407186788), Scholastic £20