Synopses & Reviews
The Jenny was drifting across the shoulder of a big volcano. Beyond it there were no more mountains, just an endless blue-white plain stretching to the horizon. They were at the mercy of the wind, and it was carrying them helplessly into the Ice Wastes.
After two years of carefree traveling in the Jenny Haniver, Tom and Hester find themselves back in danger. Fleeing from the grim aviators of the Green Storm, they stumble onto the ice city of Anchorage just in time. But Anchorage is not a safe refuge: Devastated by plague, and haunted by thieves or perhaps ghosts the city is barely lurching along. The savage Huntsmen of Arkangel are closing in, and the young margravine must make a last desperate bid for survival. She sets a course for the Dead Continent America...
In this breathtaking sequel to the award-winning Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve plunges us into a ruthless and terrifyingly believable world where cities eat each other, betrayal is as common as the blasted land the cities traverse, and loyalty holds the only chance of survival.
"In a starred review, PW wrote, 'Picking up roughly two years after Mortal Engines ended, Reeve's second adventure continues to explore a future world in which cities navigate on wheels and prowl the surface of the earth, devouring other cities.' Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"The vivid descriptions and well-realized colorful cast of characters bring to life this futuristic series about cities on the move that consume each other." Children's Literature
"This novel is another exciting, fast-paced adventure story that also deals with real questions of right and wrong." VOYA
"Reeve's marvelous imagination and emotional depth, the sympathetic young protagonists, and the thrilling adventures evoke Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy." KLIATT
"This exciting and compelling novel unfolds at breakneck speed with abundant plots and characters but readers won't have any trouble following along." School Library Journal
In this breathtaking sequel to his award-winning Mortal Engines, Reeve plunges readers into a ruthless and terrifyingly believable world where cities eat each other, betrayal is as common as ice, and loyalty offers the only chance for survival.
About the Author
Reeve was born in Brighton, England, and worked in a bookshop for many years before breaking out and becoming the illustrator of several highly successful children's book series in the United Kingdom. He has also produced and directed several no-budget theater productions.