Predator's Gold (The Hungry City Chronicles #2)
It's taken me forever to get around to the Hungry City Chronicles, of which this is the second. Tom and Hester, our heroes from the first book (read: the only characters left alive after the first book -- sheesh, Mortal Enginges has a bigger body count than Hamlet) are in trouble again. This time they've l ...more
Much of the plot is driven by Hester's (as it turns out, reasonable) jealousies and suspicion that she'll lose Tom sooner or later. Freya, the ...more
Predator’s Gold is another solid book in Philip Reeve’s Hungry City Chronicles. The story of Tom and Hester continues two years after the events of Mortal Engines.
If you haven’t had a chance to read these books, you are definitely missing out on a truly fantastic read. Mr. Reeve creates an inventive world full of hungry cities that roam their “hunting grounds” eating up smaller cities, towns, and settlements. The author calls this process Municipal Darwinism.
Part of the allure of this s ...more
heroic characters, selfish characters, disloyal characters, characters you hope won't die... this book has it all.
Here the story continues, seeing the evergreen cliché of monarchy educational system. Perhaps it was only the author view, though I'm on his side yet a bit sceptical.
Was little bit put off by the love triangle, maybe that's how these stories can live on(?).
Though, another interesting part is the live and truth of an intellectual live, portrayed by the Professor. Worth to see how those outliers, alternative theorists can ac ...more
Book 1, Mortal Engines, was disappointing; Book 2 is worse. I sense that there is an interesting story happening in Reeve's steampunk world, but it's always just beyond the edges of the story he's actually telling. Somewhere in this world multiple factions plot against each other and a world war is beginning. But Predator's Gold isn't that story. It's the story of three underage minors--the bland hero, Tom; Hester, the ultra-violent girl with half a face; and Freya, the self-centered, fat ice pr...more
Of course there are exceptions that prove the rule, and happily, ...more
Kaikesta huolimatta unsin oloni hieman hermostuneeksi tarttuessani "Kadotettuun mantereeseen" (Karisto, 2005). Sarjan avausosa olisi nimittäin toiminut myös erinomaisesti yksittäisenä teoksena kutkuttavan avoimeksi jäävine loppuineen. Tilannetta ei yhtään helpottanut se tosiseikka, että moni kirjasarja on lässähtänyt erino ...more
I love the characters in this series: Hester, who is pragmat ...more
This is a difficult novel to describe. Like any good sequel it brings back the elements of the first novel, adds in a few new ones, mixes them together, throws in a few twists and turns and ends on a note that makes you believe the series could very satisfyingly end there. ...more
That sequel, Preditor's Gold, answers this question by being less about action and more about relationships. It's an very strange turn-around, with the plot hinging on jealousy ...more
İhanet Altını, her açıdan serinin ilk kitabından çok daha iyiydi. Bu gidişle Yürüyen Kentler serisi, favori serilerimden biri olacak. Bu muhteşem seriyi herkese, şiddetle tavsiye ediyorum :)
We catch up with Hester and Tom two years after the MEDUSA blast that destroyed Tom's home city of London. Having taken the airship The Jenny Haniver as their own following the death of its badass previous owner, they've since eked out a life trading and travelling the sk ...more
Realistic, and sad, is the portrayal of Hester being so afraid to lose Tom. She doesn’t believe anyone else will see past her scarred face to who she really ...more
This book had me say ‘No! No!’ a few times out loud… things looked to go very bad… but the end of the book made it worth ...more
by Phillip Reeve
Book 2 in the Predator Cities Series
The Story: With the great Traction City of London completely destroyed, Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw travel across the world, trading with other airships and adventuring on the exciting and exotic routes of the Bird Roads. When their little scrapyard aircraft, the Jenny Haniver, is pursued by rocket-firing gunships, the ice city of Anchorage offers them sanctuary. But as Tom and Hester soon discover, it is ...more
Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons for around forty children's books, including the best-selling Horrible Histories, Murderous Maths and Dead Famous series.
Railhead, published by Oxford Un ...more
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