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
And then... BAM. WORST ENDING EVER. (view spoiler)[why do they have to have a goddamn child?!?!? Children ruin everything! Why can't they just stay young forever and never have to grow old and become responsible.... aaaarrgghhh. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>
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
Of course there are exceptions that prove the rule, and happily, ...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
Now they've taken refuge in the traction city Anchorage which is headed for the dead continent, as America is now known.
But Hester is jealous of Tom's i ...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
Reeve is one of my favourite 'young adult' writers though - some parts were close to a little cliched, but you'd expect that given the audience. But these parts are far outweighed by the pace of the book, some pretty grim and a ...more
Philip Reeve combines outrageous, often funny creativity with a dark brooding plot. The relationship between Tom, his trusting and ever-optimistic hero and Hester, the streetwise, desperately in-love heroine with low self esteem is at the centre of it all. The characters are lovingly crafted and more complex than ...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 :)
This review isn't going to say much other than I felt that it was very awful that the author constantly felt the need to point out how unattractive Hester ...more
Continuing on two years after the end of the first book, where Tom and Hester escape the destroyed London and fled in an a ...more
Soon Hester and Tom are on Anchorage, dealing with a dying town, Hester fighting jealousy and Tom fending off the attentions of Anchorage's leader. Soon jealousy causes our young couple to take some dangerous and ...more
The plot is very interesting, with lots of twists and turns that all somehow come back together. I suppose I fell a bit in love with Anchorage just like Tom, because I got very interested in the people and the city itself. By the end of the book, I was quite, quite pleased at how they'd all turned out.
I do like Hester, and I do like Tom. I even like Freya sometimes. But they all made me incredibly furious in this book. I just can't believe how stupid al ...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.
Philip has been writing stories ...more
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