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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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5 out of 5 stars
By Ryan R. on 06-28-18

An amazing series, the end is amazing.

Ive not really written that many book reviews. This series is quite good and these 4 books i listened to are a story I think Ill always remember. For me the ending in particularly appealing as I found it bittersweet, epic, real and tearfull. Im not even really sure how to describe the experience of this series and how much I enjoyed it.

So I will say this, this series presents a hostile, yet rich world full of problems that people dont really have answers for, fight and war with each other, brutalize each other and more often than not justify their actions based on their own personal experiences.

Much like real life. If this series is anything it's a testiment to humans ability to be a rainbow of colorful people both bad and good and somewhere in between. Like all the best stories it contains lessons people can learn from, if we just took more time to think about our actions.

While part of me had wished some of these characters had a happier or perhaps more detailed ending I wouldnt change anything the author has written here. The way it closes these characters stories and then moves on, is the truth of all stories, time moves on and eventually leaves behind all characters.

Well perhaps one gets to go on a little longer than the others, lol. The last of the Lazarus Brigade indeed.

If I had to ask for anything else from this story it would have been a last scene for O.D.I.N. as it ended itself. I was curious if it was truly sentient and what it might have done if given a chance to think for itself, but it certainly forfilled its creators purpose, if in a different manner than intended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Craig Goeke on 05-17-18

Outstanding.

One of the best audiobooks I've ever bought. An amazing series. Every point I wanted was addressed

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5 out of 5 stars
By Andy S. on 05-22-18

Mortal Engines Series

I have just binge listened to this fantastic series of books. I read them years ago but to hear Philip Reeves world and characters brought to life by Barnaby Edwards made me re-read them. The stories throughout the Mortal Engine series really ignite the imagination, they are so solidly thought out. This is definitely one series I would be happy to listen to over and over.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-11-18

Just Brilliant

A great end to the story right down to the last paragraph and another great performance by Barnaby Edwards.

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5 out of 5 stars
By SP Parkinson on 07-12-18

What an adventure!

I’ve just finished this, the 4th and final book in Mortal Engines Quartet...and what a series!

The writing always kept me interested and never laboured too much despite the plots get more complex and intertwined as the books progressed. I really started to get to know and enjoy the characters, in particular the unusual dynamics of the main characters of Tom and Hester as well as my personal favourite, Professor Nimrod Pennyroyal, the likeable rogue and conman.

The narration by Barnaby Edwards is superb. His range of accents and voices really had me mentally picturing the characters who were very believable.

All in all, a fantastic read and I’m sad to have finished the series. I’ve still got the film to look forward to...let’s hope they stuck to the books and don’t ‘Hollywoodize’ it too much!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 06-13-18

Very nice finish

it was a nice series and happy I listened to it. sad ending but feel like it was a good way to end it.

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