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Title: Infernal Devices

Author:  Philip Reeve

ISBN:  9780439963923

Weight:  811g

Signed first edition, first printing



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Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve

Nearly twenty years after the city of Anchorage settled down on the shores of the Dead Continent of America, Tom and Hester are leading quiet, peaceful lives.  Their wild adventures happened so long ago that they seem like little more than stories told to children – children such as their own daughter, Wren, who is so exquisitely bored that she’d welcome any sort of excitement…

So when a trio of Lost Boys asks her to steal the mysterious and deadly Tin Book of Anchorage, Wren is only too happy to help.  But the theft goes wrong, and the Lost Boys steal Wren, too, leaving Tom and Hester no choice: they must abandon their peaceful life and rescue their daughter.

Their search will reunite them with enemies they thought they’d left behind forever, will ask of them sacrifices that no parent can make, and will cost one of them everything that matters most.

Peer & Press Reviews

Praise for the Mortal Engines series:

Phenomenal… violent and romantic, action-packed and contemplative, funny and frightening.

Sunday Times

Reeve’s [Mortal Engines Quartet] remains a landmark of visionary imagination.

School Library Journal (starred review)

With this quartet, Reeve has created an extraordinary imaginative achievement.  Read it.  You won’t be disappointed.

Josh Lacey, Guardian

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Infernal Devices
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series Mortal Engines Quartet – book 3
Overall condition

Near fine / Fine

The book has off-white discolouration (fading) to page edges, which is in keeping with its age, and some pushing / light bumping to spine ends.  Corners are square and sharp but some wrinkling to cover material on front and back tail edge corners.

While this book has its flaws, we don’t think you’re likely to find a copy in much better condition, particularly when bought as part of a four-book ME set.

Even so, if you are unhappy with the book, return it to us in the condition you received it (along with the other three books in the Quartet) for a full refund.

Signed On the title page
Awards and Media
Media adaptation

Mortal Engines has been adapted for the big screen by Peter Jackson and co-writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.  The film is directed by Jackson’s long-time collaborator Christian Rivers.

An American-New Zealand co-production, the cast stars Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raftery, Leila George, Patrick Malahide and Stephen Lang.

Universal Pictures will release the film in the UK on 14 December 2018.

Book Stats
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic Children’s Books
Publication date
Printed by ScandBook AB, Falun, Sweden
ISBN 13 9780439963923
ISBN 10 0439963923
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 336
Size (h x w x d) 220 x 147 x 39mm
Image and Design Credits
Jacket illustration David Frankland

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