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Publisher's Summary

The second book in the exciting Predator Cities series!

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. Devastated by plague and haunted by ghosts, Anchorage is heading for the Dead Continent.

©2003 Philip Reeve (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.

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the middle was disappointing

the beginning was good, the ending was good, the middle was insufferable. I only finished it because the first book was Mortal engines. Without giving too much away, I struggled through that cliche big misunderstanding Trope where all the characters have an unneeded conflict and then have to go and mope and do things that are completely out of their character. if you can get through that, it's almost worth it for the end.

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Fascinating Story World

The story is strongly written and the world building is interesting and original. Well done.

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well done. good story. not predictable.

very happy about this purchase. The story was really good. It was not predictable at all. The characters were realistic. Situations were realistic. Very well executed. Voice-overs were wonderful.

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  • philadelphia
  • 01-03-19

it was really good

I really liked the book. it ready worried me when. freya kissed Tom,and hester left.

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great read

I love this book. great book for a teen or older reader. looking forward to the next book in the series.

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A great continuation of the story

The second book in the Mortal Engines series did very well at capturing the reader’s attention quickly while staying true to the original book. It did have a couple of predictable plot points but that can be very easily overlooked in the overarching scheme of maneuver.

The voice actor is superb. You quickly associate the character with the voice he uses without needing to hear who it is that is talking. He truly brings this good work to life and makes it great. I highly recommend this book as well as the first book.

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A fantastic story!

I love this series!

The narrator is one of the best I’ve heard.

Yaaa books!

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Really enjoyable series so far

I've enjoyed the first 2 books of the series, but I believe the first had better world building, where the 2nd book seemed to expand on the characters a bit more.

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great book

a great book and I have the same experience listening to the next on but the preformence could have been better in my experience the guy who read harry potter is the best.

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Wonderful world

This author really has created a new world in which I have emerged myself in. Not only is the story believable but it gives me goose bumps.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-23-18

Exciting adventure

Even better and more exciting than the first one!! This only makes me more excited to listen to the 3rd and 4th books, although will be surprised if they beat this book.

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  • Neil
  • 03-18-18

Better than the first<br />

Wow, this second book in series is even better than the first. A performance to match the greats and a story that will hook you from the start. Enjoy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-23-18

Brilliant continuation

A different story following some of the same characters expanding on this imaginative world.....Brilliant , I’m off to download the next one .

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  • Deborah
  • 02-15-18

did 2 books in a row and will get the next

really enjoying the consept and the word. the story is well played out. the voice is well rounded and played

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  • Will Malone
  • 01-19-18

a great read

carried on straight after the first book this did not didssapoint will read the next in the series for sure .

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  • Brian
  • 12-19-17

Traction cities move on!

I read the book with my son a few years ago . Revisiting it through Audible has been great fun, and Barnaby Edwards’ narration is first rate. The characterisations are first rate, the plot draws you in, and I was completely emersed in the world of traction cities. Can’t wait to get started on ‘Infernal Devices’

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  • Jon
  • 01-15-19

Exciting story for all the family

Absolutely loved it!! Great performance and story. I've listened to it several times its superb

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  • Ottilie O
  • 01-10-19

(A bit) 🤢GORY🤢

I loved this book but a bit gory. I recommend this book to 7+.Leo.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-06-19

Nice follow up to book 1

Good read, Love how Hetty's character develops. Couple of good plot twists too. Couple of giggles at the names of towns or people.

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  • Snakebite
  • 01-01-19

An Inventive continuation to the saga.

Far more descriptive than the first book but takes a little while to get going.
Explained through the story some of the dynamics of traction vs non traction.
Very enjoyable.

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  • CamJam
  • 01-31-18

Exceptional story and performance.

I am new to this genre but am so glad to have found it.

If you enjoyed Mortal Engines, this one is just as good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-20-18

Well worth reading

I really enjoyed this book as much as the first well worth reading I say.

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  • LOGA CHANDRAKUMAR
  • 08-15-18

Loved it

I’m hooked on the series. Fills the hole left by hp. Recommend it highly to anyone

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-17

Not at all childish!

Published as a children's book but at 62 I found it a very satisfying and engaging tale.
Well written and equally well performed in this audio version.
Better than the sloppy writing and editing of many, so called, adult offerings.