Predator's Gold

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Harper Collins, Sep 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 325 pages
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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 traveling 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.

 

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User Review  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

I have some mixed feelings about this book. 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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - jamesd.b1 - LibraryThing

A action packed adventure that is a sequal to the mortal engines book. There is still many adventures but things are a little different. the book is still has the main charecters. the book is action ... Read full review

Contents

1 Frozen North
3
Hester and Tom
9
The Passenger
18
Home of the Brave
28
The Fox Spirits
33
Above the Ice
43
Ghost Town
48
The Winter Palace
57
9 The Memory Chamber
155
20 The New Model
163
2L Lies and Spiders
169
The Screw Worm
184
Hidden Depths
194
Uncle
200
The Cabinet of Dr Popjoy
211
The Big Picture
220

9 Welcome to the Facility
67
The Wunderkammer
73
Restless Spirits
85
Uninvited Guests
91
The Wheelhouse
99
The Suburb
104
Hester Alone
117
Night Flight
129
17 After Hester
135
18 Predators Gold
141
The Stairs
224
Untie the Wind
238
29 The Crane
253
Anchorage
262
31 The Knife Drawer
275
Valentines Daughter
283
Thin Ice
303
The Land of Mists
315
An Ark of Ice
320
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About the author (2004)

Philip Reevewas born in Brighton, England. Inspired by the Asterix and Tintin books he loved as a boy, he became a cartoonist and, many years later, the illustrator of several highly successful children's book series in the United Kingdom. He has been writing since he was five, but "mortal engines", the first book in the Hungry City Chronicles, was his first published novel. He has since followed that with "Predator's Gold", "Infernal Devices", and the Victorian space opera "Larklight". Mr. Reeve lives on Dartmoor with his wife, Sarah, and their son, Samuel.

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