Philip Reeve

Reviews of books by this author:

A Web of Air

There are a few authors whose books I keep as a treat, because I know they’ll be good. Philip Reeve is one of those authors. I’ve read all of the preceding works in the Mortal Engines universe, which have generally been quite large in scope, but this book is much narrower. While bigger interests are – Read the rest of this review

Traction City

I’ve not read too many short works, though they seem to be on the increase. I happened to stumble across this novella, released for World Book Day in 2011, and obviously snapped it up (being a fan of the series and, frankly, because it was a bargain). It follows the officers of a police station – Read the rest of this review

Fever Crumb

I’ve been a big fan of the Mortal Engines books since the very first one. Aside from the roaring adventures and interesting characters there was a fantastical world where cities sat on tracks and consumed other cities or standing settlements. So it was a bit disappointing when the series came to an end with A – Read the rest of this review

A Darkling Plain

I’ve loved what is now called the Mortal Engines quartet from the very first line of book one (Mortal Engines): 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. How can you not love that? The – Read the rest of this review

Infernal Machines

I’ve been on a bit of a reading bent of late, starting with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (which I still haven’t written a review for), but Infernal Machines, the third book in the series which started with Mortal Engines, is the first one off my shelf of to-be-read books (I keep buying new – Read the rest of this review