Philip Reeve - Author

About the Author

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for years while also producing and directing a number of no-budget theatre projects. Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons and jokes for around forty books, including the best-selling Scholastic series Horrible Histories, as well as Murderous Maths and Dead Famous. He's been writing stories since he was five, but Mortal Engines was the first to be published.

Mortal Engines defies easy categorisation. It is a gripping adventure story set in an inspired fantasy world, where moving cities trawl the globe. A magical and unique read, it immediately caught the attention of readers and reviewers and won several major awards. Three more Predator Cities novels followed, and Philip's latest project are the Fever Crumb books, prequels set centuries before the events of Mortal Engines. Philip has also written Buster Bayliss, a series for younger readers, and stand alone novels including Here Lies Arthur, which won the Carnegie Medal. Philip lives in Devon with his wife and son and his interests are walking, drawing, writing and reading.

Philip Reeve's publisher, Marion Lloyd, describes his Predator Cities series:

 

“..inspiring adventure stories, in whose futuristic, post-apocalyptic setting, moving cities trawl the Earth. They attack and consume each other in wastelands where natural resources are scarce, and Ancient technology is fought for. Fast-paced, sometimes violent, always surprising and original, Reeve’s epic sequence of love, war and adventure are richly rewarding for both adults and children.”

Praise for Philip Reeve:

‘Conveys big truths while being witty and playful...clever and moving’ - The Sunday Times on Fever Crumb

‘Intelligent, funny and wise’ - Literary Review on Fever Crumb

‘I felt as if the pages themselves were charged with electricity... Fever Crumb is a terrific read, a sci-fi Dickens, full of orphans, villains, chases and mysteries’ - Frank Cottrell Boyce in The Guardian on Fever Crumb

‘Reeve drives his juggernaut of a talent through the streets of a mob-crazed futuristic London with Cecil B DeMille grandeur. Resent being suckered into sequels? Fever Crumb is a complete story – but it may prove addictive’ - Geraldine McCaughrean, Daily Telegraph on Fever Crumb

‘A bold, brightly honed narrative that grabs and holds the attention from the start’ -
Interzone on Fever Crumb

‘A masterpiece’ - Sunday Telegraph                       

‘Big, brave, brilliant’ - Guardian

‘A majestic achievement’ - Sunday Times                 

‘Mind bogglingly well-imagined’ - Independent

‘Marvellous… utterly captivating in its imaginative scope and energy’ - Daily Telegraph

 ‘Brilliant… an absorbing and emotionally engaging work’ - Amanda Craig, The Times

Featured books by Philip Reeve

Other books by Philip Reeve

Mortal Engines (Ian McQue boxset x4)

Mortal Engines (Ian McQue boxset x4)

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged in a boxset with fantastic and eye-catching covers featuring new artwork.

The Legend of Kevin: A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure

The Legend of Kevin: A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A Darkling Plain

A Darkling Plain

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged with a fantastic and eye-catching cover featuring new artwork. In the fourth and final brilliant installment of Philip Reeve's award-winning quartet, after twenty years, the devastating world war between the predatory Traction Cities and their enemies is ending. Wren and her father Tom Natsworthy travel the Bird Roads in their airship, trying to forget Hester's betrayal. But in the ruined wreckage of the city of London they make a discovery that changes everything. And Hester faces an implacable foe with the means and the will to destroy the entire human race.

Predator's Gold

Predator's Gold

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged with a fantastic and eye-catching cover featuring new artwork. Far above Anchorage, a tiny aircraft falls from the sky. Having fled from London in MORTAL ENGINES, Tom and Hester seek refuge in a city devastated by plague, haunted by ghosts, and filled with deadly secrets... The second book in the award-winning MORTAL ENGINES quartet.

Night Flights

Night Flights

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Anna Fang is a spy. An aviatrix. An escaped slave. But no one knows the whole story - until now. In the dangerous future world of MORTAL ENGINES, huge motorized cities hunt, attack and devour each other. It is there that Anna's home was consumed by Arkangel, the great predator city. She was separated from her parents and kept as a slave in the dark belly of Arkangel - but Anna is determined to be free again. Ian McQue's stunning illustrations bring the city-eat-city world of MORTAL ENGINES alive in these three original stories about the brave, bold, rebellious Anna Fang..

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged with a fantastic and eye-catching cover featuring new artwork. In a dangerous future, huge motorized cities hunt, attack and fight each other for survival. As London pursues a small town, young apprentice Tom is flung out into the wastelands, where a terrifying cyborg begins to hunt him down. The first book in the award-winning MORTAL ENGINES quartet.

Infernal Devices

Infernal Devices

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2018

In a world removed from the huge motorized cities of MORTAL ENGINES, Wren is desperate to escape the static city of Anchorage, and a charming submarine pirate is ready to help her. But when she steals a mysterious object, she ignites a conflict that could tear the world apart. The third thrilling book in the award-winning MORTAL ENGINES quartet.

Station Zero

Station Zero

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2018

Pug-a-Doodle-Do!

Pug-a-Doodle-Do!

Author: Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2017

A fantastically fun doodle and activity book, full of drawing and writing adventures inspired by the wacky world of Reeve and McIntyre. In this book you will learn how to draw characters such as a pug, a sea monkey, and Pilbeam the robot; take part in a comics jam; design your own pugs with combat skills; take on many amazing doodle challenges;read the secret diaries of Colin the Crab; see what happens when a supervillain has to do the washing up; and much, much more! Ideal for fans of Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre's fantastic fiction titles Oliver and the Seawigs, Cakes in Space, Pugs of the Frozen North, andJinks and O'Hare Funfair Repair, and for anyone who wants inspiration for hours of creative fun!

Black Light Express

Black Light Express

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

There was nothing, and then there was a train. A train with two passengers: a petty thief from a dead-end town, and an android girl who could be more human than the rest of us. Join Zen and Nova as they find out what really lies beyond the end of the universe ...Take a ride in Philip Reeve's incredible imagination as he returns with this stellar follow-up to Railhead. Full of extraordinary beings and utterly real, complex characters, of thrills and thoughtful moments, this is a stunning step beyond the universe which will appeal to both sci-fi fans and foes alike.

Here Lies Arthur

Here Lies Arthur

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Gwyna is just a small girl, a mouse, when she is bound in service to Myrddin the bard - a traveller and spinner of tales. But Myrddin transfroms her - into a lady goddess, a boy warrior, and a spy. Without Gwyna, Myrddin will not be able to work the most glorious transformation of all - and turn the leader of a raggle-taggle war-band into King Arthur, the greatest hero of all time.

A Web of Air

A Web of Air

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London in a travelling theatre. Now she arrives in the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets. The fabulous sixth book in the Mortal Engines series, from the brilliant and award-winning Philip Reeve.

Scrivener's Moon

Scrivener's Moon

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

In a future land once known as Britain, nomad tribes are preparing to fight a terrifying enemy - the first-ever mobile city. Before London can launch itself, young engineer Fever Crumb journeys to the wastelands of the North to seek out the ancient birthplace of the Scriven mutants. In the chaotic weeks before battle begins, Fever finds a mysterious black pyramid. The extraordinary secrets it contains will change her world forever. The seventh awe-inspiring adventure in the World of Mortal Engines series by superb writer Philip Reeve, at the height of his powers.

Fever Crumb

Fever Crumb

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

The author of the best-selling and critically beloved Mortal Engines quartet has written a stunning, stand-alone prequel. FEVER CRUMB is set many generations before the events of Mortal Engines, in whose brilliantly-imagined world massive, predatory Traction Cities chase and devour each other. Now London is a static, overcrowded, riot-torn powerhouse that hides an explosive secret. Is Fever, adopted daughter of Dr Crumb, the strange key that will unlock its dangerous mysteries?

Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair

Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

The highly-anticipated fourth scintillating adventure from the amazingly talented team of Reeve and McIntyre. Emily loves living on Funfair Moon - especially when she gets to help Jinks & O'Hare, the extraordinary repair team. But when chaos strikes during a crucial funfair inspection, Emily has to act fast. Can she deal with a violent fudgesplosion, a gravity inversion, and a marauding candyfloss creature? Or does this spell doom for Funfair Moon? From the dynamic team who brought you Oliver and the Seawigs, Cakes in Space, and Pugs of the Frozen North comes this rip-roaring rollercoaster of adventure. A visual feast with stunning illustrations on every page.

Black Light Express

Black Light Express

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2016

There was nothing, and then there was a train. A train with two passengers: a petty thief from a dead-end town, and an android girl who could be more human than the rest of us. Join Zen and Nova as they find out what really lies beyond the end of the universe ...Take a ride in Philip Reeve's incredible imagination as he returns with this stellar follow-up to Railhead. Full of extraordinary beings and utterly real, complex characters, of thrills and thoughtful moments, this is a stunning step beyond the universe which will appeal to both sci-fi fans and foes alike.

Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair

Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2016

The highly-anticipated fourth scintillating adventure from the amazingly talented team of Reeve and McIntyre. Emily loves living on Funfair Moon - especially when she gets to help Jinks & O'Hare, the extraordinary repair team. But when chaos strikes during a crucial funfair inspection, Emily has to act fast. Can she deal with a violent fudgesplosion, a gravity inversion, and a marauding candyfloss creature? Or does this spell doom for Funfair Moon? From the dynamic team who brought you Oliver and the Seawigs, Cakes in Space, and Pugs of the Frozen North comes this rip-roaring rollercoaster of adventure. A visual feast with stunning two-colour illustration on every page.

Pugs of the Frozen North

Pugs of the Frozen North

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/2016

Reeve and McIntyre bring you another rip-roaring read! The Race to the Top of the World! It comes around once in a lifetime, and the prize? Your heart's desire. Shen and Sika can't resist the chance to win, but competition is fierce. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters, and a gang of particularly hungry yetis. But Shen and Sika have something the other contestants don't have. Actually, they have 66 other things; pugs to be exact. That's a 264 paw-powered sled! Bursting with stunning illustration throughout, this is a book not to be missed!

Railhead: shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017

Railhead: shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/07/2016

Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017! Step Aboard - the Universe is Waiting. The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, Hive Monks and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. It is also a place of great dangers - especially for someone who rides the rails and rides his luck the way Zen Starling does. Once Zen was just a petty thief, stealing to support his family and living by his wits. Now everything has changed. Zen is still a thief - but it could be that the key to the whole universe rests on finding out what else he is ...

Goblins

Goblins

Author: Philip Reeve Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 16: Gawain and the Green Knight

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 16: Gawain and the Green Knight

Author: Philip Reeve, Poet Pearl Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2016

One snowy Christmas, the mysterious Green Knight rides into King Arthur's court and issues a fearsome challenge. One year later, young Sir Gawain rides out to find him. Will Gawain be able to fulfil his quest and prove that he is worthy to sit at the table of King Arthur? Escape into an epic medieval adventure, adapted from the famous 14th century poem. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Railhead

Railhead

Author: Philip Reeve Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2016

The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, maintenance spiders and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. Zen Starling is a petty thief from Thunder City. So when mysterious stranger Raven sends Zen on a mission to infiltrate the Emperor's train, he jumps at the chance to cross the galaxy in a heartbeat. But the Great Network is a dangerous place...

Pugs of the Frozen North

Pugs of the Frozen North

Author: Philip Reeve Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2016

The Race to the Top of the World comes around once in a lifetime. The prize? Your heart's desire. Shen and Sika can't resist the chance to win. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters, and a gang of particularly hungry yetis. But Shen and Sika have something the other contestants don't have: 66 pugs. That's a 264 paw-powered sled.

A Darkling Plain

A Darkling Plain

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2015

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight forsurvival in a post-apocalyptic future. The feature film is coming in December 2018! Agents for peace are bringing an end to the devastating conflict between the roaming Traction Cities and their fanatical enemies while Wren and her father Tom travel the Bird Roads in their airship, trying to forget that Hester has betrayed them. In the ruined wreckage of the city of London they make a discovery that will change the world, while Hester must face an implacable foe with the means and the will to destroy the entire human race. The fourth, spectacular instalment of the award-winning quartet. No 11-to-16-year-old should miss the superbly imagined debut novel from Philip Reeve - The Times This big, brave, brilliant book combines a thrilling adventure story with endless moral conundrums - The Guardian

Infernal Devices

Infernal Devices

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2015

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight forsurvival in a post-apocalyptic future. The feature film is coming in December 2018! Tom and Hester's daughter, Wren, longs to escape the peace of static Anchorage. She craves the dangerous adventures her parents once had - and a charming submarine pirate is ready to take her to sea. But the mysterious object that she steals for him ignites a conflict that will tear the whole world apart... No 11-to-16-year-old should miss the superbly imagined debut novel from Philip Reeve - The Times This big, brave, brilliant book combines a thrilling adventure story with endless moral conundrums - The Guardian

Predator's Gold

Predator's Gold

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2015

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight forsurvival in a post-apocalyptic future. The feature film is coming in December 2018! When Tom and Hester's scrapyard aircraft is pursued by rocket-firing gunships, they seek sanctuary in the speeding ice city of Anchorage. But it is no safe refuge. Devastated by plague and haunted by ghosts, Anchorage is heading for the Dead Continent... No 11-to-16-year-old should miss the superbly imagined debut novel from Philip Reeve - The Times This big, brave, brilliant book combines a thrilling adventure story with endless moral conundrums - The Guardian

Cakes in Space

Cakes in Space

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Astra's family are all snoring in their sleeping pods, but Astra is WIDE AWAKE. With her friend, Pilbeam, she goes off exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It's been knocked off course and invaded by a gang of Poglites, an alien salvage crew searching for spoons. But even the Poglites need Astra's help when they discover something far more sinister lurking in the canteen...Sure, they're cakes; but no one would describe them as sweet! Another splendiferous adventure from dynamic duo, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.

Oliver and the Seawigs

Oliver and the Seawigs

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

A lively, gorgeously illustrated story from Dynamic Duo, Reeve and McIntyre! Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid, and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there's the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of greasy, green sea monkeys to contend with ...

Goblin Quest

Goblin Quest

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Another fantastically exciting novel set in a land of magic from the award-winning Philip Reeve. The heroes of GOBLINS continue their adventures outside the walls of Clovenstone castle. Awaiting Skarper and Henwyn are powerful dark forces that must be vanquished, monstrous creatures to be fought, and astonishing mysteries to be solved.

No Such Thing As Dragons

No Such Thing As Dragons

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

A dragon story with a brilliant twist from multi award-winning writer, PHILIP REEVE. Ansel's new master slays dragons for a living. He says he's hunted the monstrous worms all over Christendom and has the scars to prove it. But is Brock just a clever trickster in shining armour? Ansel is sure there are no such things as dragons. So what is the man-eating creature that makes its lair in the crags of Dragon Mountain? Ansel and Brock must climb the ice face to discover the terrifying truth.

End of the Road

End of the Road

Author: Philip Reeve, Adam Neville, S. L. Grey, Sarah Lotz Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2013

An incredible anthology of orginal short stories by an exciting list of writers, including the best-selling author Philip Reeve and the World Fantasy Award-winning Lavie Tidhar. Each step will lead you closer to your destination, but who, or what, can you expect to meet at journey's end? Here are stories of misfits, spectral hitch-hikers, nightmare travel tales and the rogues, freaks and monsters to be found on the road. The critically acclaimed editor of Magic, End of The Line and House of Fear has brought together the contemporary masters and mistresses of the weird from around the globe in an anthology of travel tales like no other. Strap on your seatbelt, shoulder your backpack, or wait for that next ride...into darkness.

Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Author: Philip Reeve Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2013

When the Fourth Doctor takes Leela to visit an immense tree space station known as the Heligan Structure, little do they know that the tree has been asleep for centuries, dreaming of vengeance against a man in a blue box ... As the tree awakes, the Time Lord and his companion soon discover why they are such unwelcome guests.Author Philip Reeve puts his own unique spin on the Doctor, his terrifying alien enemies and time-travelling adventures.

Oliver and the Seawigs

Oliver and the Seawigs

Author: Philip Reeve Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2013

Oliver grew up in a family of explorers - but his biggest adventure is about to begin! Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there's the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of pesky sea monkeys to contend with ...EEP! Award-winning dynamic duo, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, have created a book bursting with eccentric characters and stunning two colour illustrations. This book has been shortlisted for the 2014 Blue Peter Book Awards, in the Best Story category. 'A delightfully told, beautiful tale of nautical hairdressing, saltwater primates and sarcastic seaweed - this is my kind of book!' Chris Riddell

Doctor Who: The Roots of Evil

Doctor Who: The Roots of Evil

Author: Philip Reeve Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2013

When the Fourth Doctor takes Leela to visit an immense tree space station known as the Heligan Structure, little do they know that the tree has been asleep for centuries, dreaming of vengeance against a man in a blue box ... As the tree awakes, the Time Lord and his companion soon discover why they are such unwelcome guests.Author Philip Reeve puts his own unique spin on the Doctor, his terrifying alien enemies and time-travelling adventures.

Goblins Vs Dwarves

Goblins Vs Dwarves

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2013

Another fantastically exciting novel set in a land of magic from the award-winning Philip Reeve. The heroes of GOBLINS continue their adventures outside the walls of Clovenstone castle. Awaiting Skarper and Henwyn are powerful dark forces that must be vanquished, monstrous creatures to be fought, and astonishing mysteries to be solved.

Predator Cities x 4 and The Traction Codex

Predator Cities x 4 and The Traction Codex

Author: Philip Reeve Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2012

In a terrifying and brutal future world, cities are mounted on giant wheels. They hunt each other to the death. Cataclysmic wars and stalking robotic hunters are revisted in a stunning relaunch of one of the greatest post-apocalyptic adventure series ever written. All four installments of Philip Reeve's internationally bestselling quartet are now available as a single ebook, featuring exclusive bonus material - the previously unpublished THE TRACTION CODEX.

Goblins

Goblins

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2012

A wild world of magical creatures and heroic adventure from the extraordinary imagination of Philip Reeve. The squabbling goblins who live in the great towers of Clovenstone spend their time fighting and looting. Only clever young Skarper understands that dark magic created by a vanquished sorcerer is rising again. From the lands of men come fortune-seekers - and trolls, giants, cloud-maidens, boglins, swamp monsters, tree-warriors and bloodthirsty goblins are swept into a fabulous magical conflict to thrill all fantasy fans.

Scrivener's Moon

Scrivener's Moon

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2011

In a future land once known as Britain, nomad tribes are preparing to fight a terrifying enemy - the first-ever mobile city. Before London can launch itself, young engineer Fever Crumb must journey to the wastelands of the North. She seeks the ancient birthplace of the Scriven mutants. In the chaotic weeks before battle begins, Fever finds a mysterious black pyramid. The extraordinary secrets it contains will change her world forever. The seventh awe-inspiring adventure in the World of Mortal Engines series by a superb writer at the height of his powers.

Mothstorm

Mothstorm

Author: Philip Reeve Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2011

When the festive season arrives at Larklight, so does some unsettling news. A sinister-looking cloud is fast approaching the outskirts of the Known Universe. The closest planet, Georgium Sidus, has but two human inhabitants: the missionary Rev Cruet and his daughter Charity: most recent communication: 'Great danger - imperative that-'. And so, aboard a Naval Gunship, Art, Myrtle and family, bravely go where only one man and his daughter have gone before, to determine the nature of the menacing cloud and rescue the Cruets.

Larklight

Larklight

Author: Philip Reeve Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2009

Arthur (Art) Mumby and his irritating sister Myrtle live with their father in the huge and rambling house, Larklight, travelling through space on a remote orbit far beyond the Moon. One ordinary sort of morning they receive a correspondence informing them that a gentleman is on his way to visit, a Mr Webster. Visitors to Larklight are rare if not unique, and a frenzy of preparation ensues. But it is entirely the wrong sort of preparation, as they discover when their guest arrives, and a Dreadful and Terrifying (and Marvellous) adventure begins. It takes them to the furthest reaches of Known Space, where they must battle the evil First Ones in a desperate attempt to save each other - and the Universe. Recounted through the eyes of Art himself, Larklight is sumptuously designed and illustrated throughout.

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