Philip Reeve
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Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for a number of years while also co-writing, producing and directing a number of no-budget theatre projects. Philip then began illustrating, and has since provided illustrations, cartoons and comic strips for around forty children's books, including the best-selling Horrible Histories, Murderous Maths and Dead Famous series. It was while working on these that he wrote his first novel, Mortal Engines.

Mortal Engines is a gripping adventure story set in a future world where moving cities trawl the globe. A magical and unique read, it immediately caught the attention of reviewers and book buyers. It was shortlisted for several awards and was the Gold Award winner at the Nestle Smarties Book Prize 2002 and the winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year at the 2003 Awards.

Predator's Gold is the second book in the Mortal Engines quartet, Infernal Devices the third and A Darkling Plain concludes the series to date. A Darkling Plain was published in 2006 and won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

In 2007, Philip took a new direction with publication of Here Lies Arthur, a story which this time looks back into history. Set in the Dark Ages, the book is a gripping adventure story and at the same time explores how a myth can be created simply through spin-doctoring and story-telling. Here Lies Arthur has received a fantastic reaction from the media and his reader fans. It was shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Award, the Nestle Children's Book Prize and won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2008.

Fever Crumb, published in 2009 and set many generations before the events of Mortal Engines, was short-listed for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2010. It was followed by A Web of Air (2010) and Scrivener's Moon (2011).

Philip's most recent novels are Goblins ,Goblins Vs Dwarves, and Goblin Quest, comic fantasies about the bloodthirsty goblins of Clovenstone.

Philip is also the author of a trilogy of steam-powered Victorian space adventures Larklight, Starcross and Mothstorm.

In recent years Philip has begun collaborating with the illustrator and comics creator Sarah McIntyre. Their first book together is Oliver and the Seawigs, a highly illustrated adventure featuring explorers, mermaids, and moving islands, published by Oxford University Press. They have produced a follow-up, the sci-fi-and-bakery adventure Cakes in Space. Their third book together, Pugs of the Frozen North, was published in October 2015, along with Philip's new YA novel Railhead, a science fiction story set in a future where human beings live in a galactic empire linked by a hyperspace railway. It tells the story of a young thief named Zen, who is recruited to commit an elaborate robbery...

Philip lives on Dartmoor with his wife and son, and his interests are walking, drawing, writing and reading.

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    • Mortal Engines

    • Mortal Engines, Book 1
    • By: Philip Reeve
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170

    Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Only some small problems

    • By Nancy D. on 11-30-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Infernal Devices

    • Mortal Engines, Book 3
    • By: Philip Reeve
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    When a dangerously charming submarine pirate offers her a chance to escape, Wren doesn't think twice about leaving her home and her parents behind....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible in the best way

    • By Nancy D. on 01-08-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Predator's Gold

    • Mortal Engines, Book 2
    • By: Philip Reeve
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448

    When Tom and Hester's little scrapyard aircraft is pursued by rocket-firing gunships, the ice city offers sanctuary. But it is no safe refuge....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Story World

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-25-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Darkling Plain

    • Mortal Engines, Book 4
    • By: Philip Reeve
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    London is a radioactive ruin. But Tom and Wren discover that the old predator city hides an awesome secret that could bring an end to the war....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling series - great final entry

    • By Eric Farrow on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Fever Crumb

    • By: Philip Reeve
    • Narrated by: Philip Reeve
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Fever Crumb has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the Order of Engineers, where she serves as an apprentice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen...

    • By Morad on 05-27-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Night Flights

    • A Mortal Engines Collection
    • By: Philip Reeve
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Return to the world of Mortal Engines in this new book of short stories about the rebellious young aviatrix, Anna Fang. In a dangerous future world where gigantic, motorized cities attack and devour each other, London hunts where no other predator dares....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't miss this if you're a fan of Anna Fang.

    • By Craig Goeke on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories

    • By: Various
    • Narrated by: Charlie Higson, Frazer Hines, Ian Hanmore, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Twelve Doctors.

    • By Chris Coyne on 11-23-14

    Regular price: $24.78

    • A Web of Air

    • By: Philip Reeve
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Cliffhanger

    • By Abigail on 12-19-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Scrivener's Moon

    • By: Philip Reeve
    • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    The Scriven people are brilliant, mad - and dead. All except one, whose monstrous creation is nearly complete - a giant city on wheels....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Confusing, disappointing

    • By klerbman on 06-28-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Larklight

    • By: Philip Reeve
    • Narrated by: Greg Steinburner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In 1851 a mysterious visitor to Art Mumby's space home has plans for a calamity that will destroy not only the entire British Empire, but also the known universe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fun!

    • By Margot Vigeant on 02-29-08

    Regular price: $28.95

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