The Mortal Engines (Predator Cities #1)

The Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve book cover.
Philip Reeve

Tom Natsworthy, apprentice historian in futuristic London, dreams of becoming a famous adventurer like his idol, Thaddeus Valentine. But he doesn’t expect that his life of glory will begin with Valentine trying to kill him! What is Valentine hiding? Does it have anything to do with the rumors of a secret and deadly weapon being built somewhere in London? This first book in the steampunk quartet Predator Cities is great as a standalone novel, too.

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