A Web of Air by Philip Reeve
(Fever Crumb)

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The birds are teaching Arlo to fly…In a faraway corner of a ruined world, a mysterious boy is building a flying machine, aided in his research by birds who can talk. Then, into the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, comes a refugee: a beautiful, brilliant, half-human engineer called Fever Crumb. Fever is just the engineer that Arlo needs to get his invention off the ground. But ruthless enemies stalk them, who will kill to possess their secrets – either to steal their revolutionary machine, or to destroy the secrets of flight forever. In this breathtaking story from the awesome world of Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve creates an extraordinary new landscape of moving buildings, outlandish creatures, sinister villains and groundbreaking scientific discoveries.
 

About Philip Reeve

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Philip Reeve is the bestselling author of the Predator Cities quartet and the award-winning Fever Crumb series. His other books include the highly acclaimed HERE LIES ARTHUR and NO SUCH THING AS DRAGONS. He lives in Dartmoor, England with his wife and son. Visit him online at philip-reeve.com.
 
Published July 7, 2011 by Marion Lloyd Books. 307 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Religion and political machinations both play a role here, and the actions of her Scriven mother and grandfather continue to intrude on Fever’s attempts to make her own way in this ingenious world.

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“Fever is an engaging heroine, intelligent yet oddly naïve in the ways of life. Mr. Reeve is a talented world-maker and first-class storyteller. What more could a reader ask for?”

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City Book Review

This is the second in a series that is a prequel to the author’s Hungry City Chronicles, and while Fever Crumb, the first in this series, seemed to set up logically the events of that other series, this book, while about Fever herself, seems to be more of a departure from the larger story than a ...

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Portland Book Review

Readers will enjoy the occasional play on words and the vocabulary will hook solid readers.

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Fantasy Literature

While this is the major storyline, Reeve tosses in a handful of issues to spice up the story: semi-intelligent sea birds, an attractive Engineer from London who has let his Guild back home know he’s found Fever Crumb (Fever’s parents have been wondering about her), an assassin who seems to be pic...

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Fantasy Literature

The second of the prequel trilogy to Philip Reeve’s wonderful Hungry Cities series continues Reeve’s imaginative, exhilarating, unpredictable story of life in a post-apocalyptic world where seagulls have rudimentary communication skills, people live in houses that can be hoisted up and down hills...

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Lancashire Evening Post

Imagine a world in which our lives and times have become part of an ancient civilisation...

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