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Predatorís Gold (Mortal Engines Quartet 2) - Philip Reeve

Predatorís Gold (Mortal Engines Quartet 2) - Philip Reeve

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Title: Predatorís Gold

Author:  Philip Reeve

ISBN:  9780439978897

Weight:  783g

Signed first edition, first printing



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Predator’s Gold by Philip Reeve

The Jenny was drifting across the shoulder of a big volcano.  Beyond it there were no more mountains, just an endless blue-white plain stretching to the horizon.  They were at the mercy of the wind, and it was carrying them helplessly into the Ice Wastes.

After two years of carefree travelling in the Jenny Haniver, Tom and Hester find themselves back in danger.  Fleeing from the grim aviators of the Green Storm, they stumble onto the ice city of Anchorage just in time.  But Anchorage is not a safe refuge: devastated by plague, and haunted by thieves – or perhaps ghosts – the city is barely lurching along.  The savage Huntsmen of Arkangel are closing in, and the young margravine must make a last desperate bid for survival.  She sets a course for the Dead Continent: America…

In this breathtaking sequel to the award-winning Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve plunges us into a ruthless and terrifyingly believable world where cities eat each other, betrayal is as common as the blasted land the cities traverse, and loyalty holds the only chance of survival.

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 Predator’s Gold
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series Mortal Engines Quartet – book 2
Overall condition

Near fine / Near fine

The book has off-white-to-yellow discolouration (fading) to page edges, which is in keeping with its age, and some pushing / light bumping to its spine ends.  The jacket is bright but has some creasing to its edges and a scratch to the laminate finish on the back flap.

While we don’t think you’re likely to find a new, honestly described copy in much better condition, due to these flaws we’ve priced this book at least 20% less than its current market value.

Even so, if you are unhappy with the book in any way, return it to us in the condition you received it 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 9780439978897
ISBN 10 0439978890
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 316
Size (h x w x d) 220 x 147 x 35mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Sarah Reeve
Jacket illustration David Frankland

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