Mortal Engines: Fever Crumb
Written by Philip Reeve
Part of the Mortal Engines Quartet Series
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This is one of the most eagerly anticipated novels of 2009 from the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling author of the Mortal Engines Quartet. Reeves' post-apocalyptic world where mobile cities fight for survival has brought many a child into the world of reading for fun. Now Fever Crumb, the stand-alone prequel to the quartet and set many generations before the events of Mortal Engines comes alive for an expectant audience. A dazzling world where a terrifying new enemy is on the attack and buried in London's past is a secret that may save it from destruction. And the key to unlock it is an orphan called Fever Crumb. It's a secret so explosive that you struggle to breathe as you read this utterly compelling adventure thriller. To view other titles by Philip Reeve click here.
A word from the author's publisher and Editor Marion Lloyd
Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines series defies easy categorisation, but its brilliantly inventive fantasy world immediately grabbed the attention of readers, reviewers and literary prize-givers as soon as the first book appeared. There are now five inspiring adventure stories, in whose futuristic, post-apocalyptic setting, moving cities trawl the Earth. They attack and consume each other in wastelands where natural resources are scarce, and Ancient technology is fought for. Fast-paced, sometimes violent, always surprising and original, Reeve's epic sequence of love, war and adventure are richly rewarding for both adults and children.
To read the Mortal Engines Quartet in order:
Mortal Engines: Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
Fever Crumb is set many generations before the events of Mortal Engines, in whose dazzling world huge, predatory cities chase and devour each other.
Armoured fortresses are advancing towards London. Buried deep in the city's past is a terrible secret that may save it from destruction. Only one key can unlock it - an odd-looking orphan named Fever Crumb...
Praise for Philip Reeve:
'A masterpiece' Sunday Telegraph
'A terrific writer' The Times
'A majestic achievement' Sunday Times
'Marvellous...utterly captivating in its imaginative scope and energy' Daily Telegraph
'Big, brave and brilliant' Guardian
'The Mortal Engines quartet is one of the most inventive and ambitious chidlren's novel sequences of recent years' Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
'Brilliant, an absorbing and emotionally engaging work' Amanda Craig, The Times
'Mind-bogglingly well-imagined' Independent
'Reeve is a master of young adult fiction' Scotsman
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