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Mortal engines

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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 is on the move again. It has been lying low, skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger, faster, hungrier cities loose in the Great Hunting Ground. But now, as its great mountain of metal lumbers along in hot pursuit of its quarry, the sinister plans it has harbored for years can finally start to unfold behind its soaring walls ... Thaddeus Valentine, London's Head Historian and most famous archaeologist, and his daughter, Katherine, are down in The Gut when the young assassin with the black scarf strikes. Only the quick intervention of Tom, a lowly third-class apprentice, prevents Valentine from being stabbed in the heart. Madly 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 an unforgettable adventure story set in a dark and utterly original world fueled by Municipal Darwinism -- and betrayal.
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Grouped Work ID2852cf12-2328-9fd4-8c3e-7cacfdce3631
Grouping Titlemortal engines
Grouping Authorphilip reeve
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-24 04:16:49AM
Last Indexed2020-09-24 04:41:46AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780060082079

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display_descriptionIn the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.
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seriesHungry city chronicles. Main
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subject_facetAdventure fiction
Children's audiobooks
Downloadable audio books
Dystopias -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Future life -- Fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Science fiction
Steampunk fiction
Steampunk fiction -- Fiction
Teenagers -- Fiction
Young adult fiction
title_displayMortal engines
title_fullMortal Engines
Mortal engines / Philip Reeve
Mortal engines [electronic resource] / Philip Reeve
Mortal engines [playaway]/ Philip Reeve
title_shortMortal engines
Future life
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile fiction
Science Fiction
Science fiction
Steampunk fiction
Young Adult Fiction