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Mortal Engines

August 7th, 2007 by Laura Moncur in Literature

Mortal Engines at Amazon.comThe first in the Hungry City Chronicles, Mortal Engines by Phillip Reeve looks like a great book. It was featured on Unshelved a couple of months ago.

If you can imagine London as a moving city that chases towns, consuming them for energy and power to move across the planet, then this just might be the series for you.

Here are a few reviews from Amazon:

“I really like this book because it built suspense in every chapter and it was nerve racking. I would recommend it to fans of science fiction and fantasy because I’m a fantasy fan and I loved this book”

“‘…the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried bed of the old North Sea.’ This is up there on my list of favorite book beginnings. You jump right into the idea that cities are now on tractor wheels and have to migrate to find resources to stay alive. Or another way of putting it is that cities chase small towns and eat them. How cool is that? The basic idea is really fun – one con is that there are quite a few characters, sometimes hard to keep track of who is doing what. Still, I was sorry when the story finished and quite grateful for the sequel.”

After consuming the final Harry Potter book, I’m ready for a new series of fantasy books set in Great Britain. This one sounds right up my alley.

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