“This book is an exciting adventurous sequel to the book Mortal engines.”Sora S wrote this review Monday, April 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“More steampunk madness from the land where its city eat city. Hester and Tom land on Anchorage after a devastating plague and encounter heartache themselves. ”smog wrote this review Monday, February 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I eagerly awaited the release of this sequel to Mortal Engines and I was not let down by the continued quality of the writing. Philip Reeves is a unsung hero of children's fiction. I would recommend Mortal Engines and it's follow up Predator's Gold to any older reader (10+) or adult. The storyline is fantastic and picks up effortlessly where Mortal Engines left off. ”fourcats wrote this review Sunday, February 13, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Read smoother then the first, I think the author is finally getting his legs on this one”Tine wrote this review Tuesday, December 21, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In this massively intense sequel to the award winning Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve takes on a roller-coaster of adventures. In Predators Gold, Tom and Hester get caught up in the Green Storm, a newly emerging anti-tractionist group. The Green Storm has been hiding a dangerous secret, trying to revive Anna Fang, an anti-tractionist leader. With the Green Storm hot on their trail, Tom and Hester land at Anchorage, a little town with a big secret. They are heading to the dead continent, America.”Nate G wrote this review Monday, December 13, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“If only there had been books like this around when I was younger. Like Mortal Engines, the book moves at an extraordinary pace and events are never predictable. Punches are not pulled and issues are not glossed over. Philip Reeve really knows how to write sophisticated, non-patronizing, thrilling young adult adventure!”Kezia H wrote this review Tuesday, November 23, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Probably better than the first one. A new adventure that isn't quite as dark as the first (it still comes pretty close).”Connor R wrote this review Tuesday, October 19, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the second volume in a quartet of sf novels aimed at young adults, a series sometimes dubbed “The Hungry City Chronicles”. In any case, the sequel to Mortal Engines. The basic premise is that hundreds, maybe thousands of years from now the Earth has been all but destroyed in “The Sixty Minute War” and the remaining cities have found that to survive they have to become mobile. Mounted on vast traction engines, cities like London prowl the devastated world, hunting down and consuming smaller cities. It’s a wonderful conceit, and Reeve really brings it to life with both humor and pathos, and some very interesting characters.
In this second novel, the main (surviving!) characters from the first, Tom and Hester, find themselves aboard the city of Anchorage, facing many perils. Their relationship is severely threatened, and the danger ratchets up as the book goes on. Hester is a really interesting character, horribly disfigured and tormented, but fiercely determined to get what she wants. A really strong female character, going right against the grain of most female stereotypes you find in novels aimed at this age group.
Really very superior teen fiction, in my view. I’m looking forward to reading the other novels in the cycle.
One minor note – the Scholastic editions are attractive, but the cut-outs in their front covers are unlikely to survive much handling before they rip.
“not as good as mortal engines.”sam wrote this review Friday, August 27, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No