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A Web of Air

Written by Philip Reeve

Part of the Mortal Engines Prequel Series

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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011

Philip Reeve’s epic Mortal Engines series has set the imagination of many a child completely wild since it first began.  This is the 6th novel to be set in the awesome world of Mortal Engines and the sequel to Fever Crumb. Every one of his Mortal Engines titles stands out as a truly special read.  With Web of Air you will be taken on an emotional journey as well as an enthralling one that’s full of surprises.  Above all it will make you think about life as you know it and what could happen to it if it were ruined.

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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.

A Web of Air Synopsis

The fabulous sixth book in the Mortal Engines series, from the brilliant and award-winning Philip Reeve. Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London in a travelling theatre. Now she arrives in the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets. Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture from Peter Jackson's studio, WingNut Films and stars Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan & Hugo Weaving.

 

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“His imagination is electrifying” - Frank Cottrell Boyce

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ISBN: 9781407189284
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781407189284
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Author: Philip Reeve
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers

About Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was our Guest Editor for June 2012. Click here to see his books and some that inspired him. Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for years while also producing and directing a number of no-budget theatre projects. Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons and jokes for around forty books, including the best-selling Scholastic series Horrible Histories, as well as Murderous Maths and Dead Famous. He's been writing stories since he was five, but Mortal Engines was the first to be published. Mortal Engines defies easy categorisation. It is ...

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