The Mortal Engines series

Books currently reviewed in this series:

A Web of Air by

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

Fever Crumb by

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 by

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 by

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

Predator’s Gold by

Predator’s Gold is the sequel to Mortal Engines (read my review here), set no long after the events of the first book, it follows the two heroes: Tom and Hester. It’s not a briskly written as the first book (as can be seen the extra page length), but Reeve’s excellent characters, interesting universe, fantastic ideas, – Read the rest of this review

Mortal Engines by

I forget where I heard about Mortal Engines, but reading the first line was enough to convince me I’d made the right choice. 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. I was hooked from – Read the rest of this review