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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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Fascinating Story World

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

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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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  • TechFem50
  • Northern Virginia, United States
  • 10-13-18

The adventure continues

Loved how quickly this tale unfolded. The characters were well drawn and the villains were not always who you expected.

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Book 2 is a weaker entry

Story is not on par with the first entry, but the performance is still top notch! I found it interesting enough to want to finish it, and plan to pick up the next book in the series.

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Tom and Master's story continues!

Enjoyed listening to the continuing tale by Phillip Reeve. Very interesting and full of action and adventure. Narrator is very good at his job.

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A roller-coaster of emotion

Sometimes 8 was tempted to set it down and never pick it back up. Not because it's boring. But because it is frustrating. Still, it's worth the read. And it's enough to get me to spend another $12 on the next book.

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entertaining

Great story wish it was more detailed though. You feel that this series could be much more if it added more character building and back stories to it. Still a great book.

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  • JSes
  • Orlando
  • 02-23-18

Getting Better and Better

I love it! This is a great series and I cannot wait to get started on the next one. The story is consistently engaging and I cannot stop listening to it.

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excellent book

even though Scholastic published these books, they can be pretty gruesome and grown up. Not for younger kids.

I just kept saying to myself, "so danged creative" while listening to this book and the first.

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Awesome series.

My issue with the first books pacing is cured with 2 more books to go

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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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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  • S Furniss
  • 11-07-18

The narrator is superb

The narrator has unique voices for each character which he sticks to. These are consistent with the character's personality and so really help flesh them out. The narration made this book so much better and helped me get to the end since I am an infrequent reader.

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  • Shane Moore
  • 10-01-18

Great follow up

I'm always feel some reluctance when starting the follow up to a book I really enjoyed as I've come across many that do not live up to the expectations I have.

I'm very pleased to say this was not one of those books. thoroughly enjoyed it and a seamless continuation from the first book in the series.

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  • A J.
  • 07-26-18

really cool

nice yeahyeabe f e f. f w g d d e Ed dbebbebebdbewb e e e

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  • Michael Fordham
  • 07-25-18

O M G

Amazing story again. Nicely following on from the 1st book.
Brilliant story telling again from Barnaby Edwards.

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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.