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Publisher's Summary

The final book of the thrilling Predator Cities series!

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. But as they risk their lives in its dark underbelly, time is running out. Alone and far away, Hester faces a fanatical enemy who possesses the weapons and the will to destroy the entire human race.

The final book in the Predator Cities series, Philip Reeve's A Darkling Plain is the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

©2006 Philip Reeve (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

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I enjoyed this series I felt as though I was riding in the sky’s with the characters (on the bird roads) on a air ship and side by side thru all the highs and lows of the story.

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what a finale

I read Mortal Engines when I was 12, and only got a couple chapters into Predators gold when I set it down...I am now 22 and over the past 2 months or so I have bought the series of Audio books and listened to them on walks and commutes. Not only is the writing just as good as I remember...but Darkling Plane is the finale the quartet deserves...tying the stories together in a way that is not only immesurably satisfying but also beautiful in the way it's ends our time in the world of the Mortal Engines. I can only hope the coming movies do the books some semblance of justice, but even if they don't I will forever recommend this series as one of my most personal favorites. Exceptionally well read Mr.Edwards, and beautifully crafted Mr.Reeve.

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Tears Tears Tears

This is an epic ending to mortal engines. It left me wanting to start over at book one.

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An Enjoyable End

Very good and fulfilling ending to Tom and Hester's story. I loved that they wrapped up all of the characters stories.

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Fantastic book series. I enjoyed it immensely!

Very good and engaging book series. Not just for young adults, but for anyone who loves a great story!

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Phenomenal conclusion

A great ending to a wonderful book series. Climb aboard for another thought out story line that sucks you in!

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  • Will Phillips
  • 02-19-18

Made me sad to finish. Amazing

I thought it was brilliant. Probably the best series I've ever read. Cannot see how the film will live up to the books

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  • RoguePlank
  • 02-22-18

A breathtaking story

An inspired and truly breath taking story that will stay with me for years, brilliant.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-18

Exceptional book worth the read

This is an awesome conclusion to the series and I really like the universe and it's characters.

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  • Claudio
  • 01-13-18

Childhood read rediscovered

Just finished trought the whole series, I remember reading the first book as a kid. I loved the setting and the characters. Now I got to appreciate the interactions among them with a different prospective. And i really loved the ending, which was perfect in the way the narrator portraits it!