Infernal Devices: Predator Cities 3
Written by Philip Reeve
Part of the Predator Cities Series
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
This is the third of what is already considered to be a classic in the Predator Cities quartet that will be read by children for many years to come. Time has moved on and Tom and Hester might have a daughter, Wren, but they are far from out of trouble as the 'Lost Boys' are back. The quartet is a stunning blend of past and future technologies where the world of the traction era and mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Truly action-packed and set in a richly inventive world with a cast of inventive characters. It is a creation on a vast and imaginary scale.
A comment from the author's publisher and Editor, Marion Lloyd
Philip Reeve's Predator Cities quartet 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. ..In the 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.
Charlie Higson, April 2012 Guest Editor on Lovereading4kids says: "Reeve is my favourite living children’s author. His book, Here Lies Arthur, is a really clever and exciting reworking of the King Arthur legends that looks at the power of story telling, and his Predator Cities quartet was one of the series I looked at when I was starting to write for kids. I wanted to take the temperature, get some tips and pointers – how complex could you make the stories? How much violence was permitted? Could you kill off swathes of favourite characters? The answer was you can do what you like if you write well and draw your readers in, two things that Reeve does masterfully. The concept of this series – that in the future the oceans will dry up and our cities will be placed on giant caterpillar tracks so that they can trundle around fighting each other, is irresistible. Even if you think you don’t like sci-fi, you’ll love these adventures.
The third brilliant and breathtaking instalment in Philip Reeve's award-winning quartet.
To read the Predator Cities series in order:
1) Mortal Engines
2) Predator's Gold
3) Infernal Devices
4) Darkling Plain
Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.
Infernal Devices: Predator Cities 3 by Philip Reeve
Anchorage has become a static settlement on the shores of the Dead Continent. The Lost Boys are back, and they'll do anything to get what they want. Tom and Hester's daughter Wren is their dupe, and desperate for adventure. When the theft of the mysterious Tin Book of Anchorage goes wrong, Wren is snatched away in the limpet, who knows where.
Praise for Philip Reeve:
‘Intelligent, funny and wise’ Literary Review on Fever Crumb
‘Reeve drives his juggernaut of a talent through the streets of a mob-crazed futuristic London with Cecil B DeMille grandeur. Resent being suckered into sequels? Fever Crumb is a complete story – but it may prove addictive’
‘If you’ve never read a Philip Reeve novel before, you’re in for a treat. His storytelling abilities are accomplished and his use of language most ingenious – and irreverent’
‘Big, brave, brilliant’ Guardian
‘Mind bogglingly well-imagined’ Independent
‘The Mortal Engines quartet is one of the most inventive and ambitious
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7th June 2012
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