Visit him online at www. Gr In the last book in Reeve's trilogy, Fever Crumb's life continues without the influence of the totally rational engineers. She recognizes and begins to embrace her humanity. As New London continues its path toward hungry mobility which starts the "Mortal Engines" series , Fever travels north with her mother to ascertain the truth about the rumors concerning a power source.
Fever's story becomes entwined with those of Charlie Shallow and Cluny Morvish. Charlie is a conniving, murderous boy who has risen to power and prestige and will stop at nothing to retain his position. Cluny, a prophet from the North, is more like Fever than either initially realizes. British actress Sarah Coomes's reading makes the fast-paced story come alive, and her accents from different parts of England are effective in not only differentiating characters but also in highlighting class distinctions.
The dramatic, breathtaking, and often violent plot is well paced and effective though more sophisticated thematically and in content than the earlier offerings. Listeners must be familiar with the back story from the previous two titles, so this is only for fans of Fever Crumb and Web Air , all Scholastic. Thank you for using the catalog. Fever Crumb series ; book 3. Fever Crumb series ; bk. When she returns home after two years, Fever finds that her Scriven mother's creation, New London, the city on wheels, is nearly complete and ready to fight the nomad tribes of Britain--and Fever must journey to the north to find the ancient birthplace of the Scriven mutants and solve the mystery of her own past.
Jago is accompanied by a legion of soldiers The London engineer Dr Teal also shows up after the initial assault , who corner Arlo and Fever in a derelict tower where the Aeroplane is kept. Jago is killed in the final confrontation which leads to Fever successfully flying the world's first Aeroplane for several minutes before it plummets into the sea.
Fever and Arlo are picked up by Wavey Godshawk and Dr. Crumb, Fever's parents, who persuade Fever to forget about the dreams of flight which she shared with Arlo and return to London, which is in the process of transforming into the first Traction City. Fever saves Arlo's life, but in doing so she is forced to betray him and his research.
Gideon becomes an important part of the engineering team behind the first Traction City, and lives happily with his lover and his daughter for a while. Borglum and his circus return to London, where they tell Wavey and Fever of a great pyramid from the Ancient times that has recently broken open in an earthquake. Wavey, Fever, and Borglum set off to the North to investigate the pyramid properly. They are imprisoned by the Northern Nomad Rufus Raven. Wavey and Fever escape, but Wavey is brutally killed by a stalker possibly Shrike while making sure that Fever escapes unharmed.
Her death has a profound effect on the other characters, triggering Gideon Crumb's transformation into an antagonist, influencing Fever's journey into emotional acceptance of herself and leading Borglum into a terroristic strike against Raven, which in turn radically influences the outcome of the battle between the Nomads and the first traction city.
Fever meets Cluny Morvish, a Nomadic girl who she falls in love with, making her the first confirmed bisexual character in either series although Sathya is referred to as being in love with Anna Fang at one point, it is uncertain what exactly this means and could easily refer to platonic love. She leaves London behind for good after seeing what Quercus and her father have turned it into, settling into a more peaceful life with her girlfriend Cluny.
The news of Wavey's death has a devastating impact on Dr Crumb — however, instead of grieving, he retreats into the protection of pure rationality while disposing of the potentially very painful emotions that humanised him. He becomes head engineer in Wavey's place, which leads him down a road of cold, emotionless insanity until he has become completely inhuman.
He reaches a turning point when he is informed halfway through London's completion that the city must move within weeks to avoid the onrushing army of nomads. In response, he concocts a 'rational' plan which involves not building most of the housing that had been planned on this new city and only taking the most 'useful' people on board London, leaving the others to die. Even when Fever returns relatively unharmed from the North, he has become so cold that he cannot love her and considers leaving her behind when he sees that she has abandoned rationality for love.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However I must admit the prequel series feels less mature than the original series in both ideas and narration. Despite these flaws it is still a part of a creative world that I very much enjoy visiting. Sep 10, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: This concluding chapter to the Fever Crumb prequel series brings the entire Mortal Engines saga full circle.
Explaining almost every origin of his fantasy world, Reeve has created a science fiction series to be reckoned with. Although viscerally and beautifully written, Scriveners Moon does have some down points. Like the rest of the prequel series, the book is written in a way that is intentionally simple to make it more accessible to a younger audience.
However, this takes away possibilities f This concluding chapter to the Fever Crumb prequel series brings the entire Mortal Engines saga full circle. However, this takes away possibilities for a more profound and believable climax. As the plot begins to build, the reader finds that too much happens at once. This is obviously to keep a younger audience entertained, but it takes away some of the realism and power present in the earlier books.
Yet with a compelling cast of complex characters and a stunning, involving plot line, Reeves final work does justice to its' predecessors in a way that is mysterious yet final. Making connections which do not at first seem obvious, the book brings the characters, events and themes to a breathtaking conclusion, preparing us for the events to come. Mar 29, The Book Queen rated it it was ok. Obviously, this is because Arlo Thursday does not appear in it, and as this book ties up all loose ends, I doubt he will ever appear again.
I applaud Reeve for view spoiler [adding in the lesbian romance, which is not something I read much of or something tha Better than Fever Crumb but not as good as A Web of Air. I applaud Reeve for view spoiler [adding in the lesbian romance, which is not something I read much of or something that occurs very often in YA fiction hide spoiler ] , but I couldn't get behind it because A I love Arlo too much and B I wasn't very keen on Cluny as a character either. Would I recommend it?
If you didn't really love Mortal Engines, no. If you loved it, and want to know more about the history of Reeve's world, then yes, but don't get your hopes up. Jan 28, Victoria rated it really liked it Shelves: I can't believe Fever is bi and it was so well done. Most of the time I forgot I was even reading a YA. For the last in the trilogy, this book did have a more epic scale than the other and was a lot better than the rather flat second story of the series.
There was a lot of interesting concepts I'm looking forward to seeing again in Mortal Engines. I do think the romance between Fev I can't believe Fever is bi and it was so well done. I do think the romance between Fever and Cluny could have been more developed, but romance wasn't the focus of the story so what we got was enough. Also Fever saying "My mammoth girl" was so gay I screamed. And they got a happy ending. Aug 21, Nella rated it really liked it Shelves: World building is amazing as always, and I really liked the character development in this, both in Fever and in the villain he was the type of villain I love to hate, and who manages to be completely despicaple and still have personality and development.
Scrivener's moon : the third book in the Fever Crumb series
Also the romance was really cute, and I loved the connections to Mortal Engines let's be real, I love anything that has to do with Mortal Enginges why isn't there a book four though I super need it Full review in Swedish here. Very exciting and the way Fever has changed and grown is great. The growth of all the characters is really great. Now I have to go cry in the ocean now because it' pretty much sure that the 4th book won't happen.
And I know how good Philip Reeve can tie his ending, but things happens. Cliffhanger, so be it. It's not dearly to me as Mortal Engines Quartet does but I do adore it. One thing I think this series does better than ME was the nuances in character's growth. ME's characters are more extreme. They did something so unforgivable and then do something incredibly endearing. Yeah, you, Hester, especially. It's not difficult to find love even the worst ones of them. Here in FC, it's more subtle and they caused far more conflicts in me. And I love it for that. I miss Ruan and little Fern terribly.
I am saddened to come to the end of the series. The final book is powerful and I found it gripping. I will catch up with the lost sleep soon enough. Once again, the tale is not for the faint-hearted. There is a lot of death and destruction, perpetrated by both sides. Rich characters morph over time from endearing, lovable and sympathetic to sociopathic, psychopathic and murderous.
And, given their circumstances, it's understandable. Reminiscent of good old, horrible old, Hester Shaw. My only qui I am saddened to come to the end of the series. My only quibble would be the ending. It is just so open-ended that you might be forgiven for expecting a book 4 to be imminent. I don't think it is. There is a lot more mileage in tales of the world of Mortal Engines, but I think Philip has moved on.
Not as good as the others, and now Fever is a lesbian? Good for her figuring that out but I think she is in a world of heartbreak since Cluny isn't one. I hope she can be happy. The battles were exciting but graphic at times, and Wavey's death surprised me. Sarah Coomes was my least favorite narrator in the series. Her Cluny voice was good, though. Nov 14, Glenn rated it really liked it. Didn't realise this was a prequel to the author's famous series that's got a film coming out until this third book. Which works out because I'm on the waiting list for the first of said series and I'm almost at top of list!
I enjoyed this series as much as the mortal engines books. I can only hope that there might be another book or another series of books. Fun Mad Max-esk post-apocalyptic, tech-worshiping world.
A while since I read the first two so took a while to remember everyone. Good adventure of self-discovery and amusing commentary on confusions of taking either religion or rationality too far. This was an amazing adventure where I've accompanied Fever Crumb on all sorts of adventure, of love and war, of science and religion, and of the growth of people I also like the way the book pokes fun at people who think that science is a form of magic Jan 19, Teresa rated it it was amazing. Though this book was released in , it contains this very timely quote: Dec 03, Ezra Molud rated it it was amazing.
Oct 06, S. Norton rated it it was amazing. A wonderful book from a true master of the genre.
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Fever Crumb is a great character. Can't speak highly enough. Jul 13, Yelena rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 29, Jaq rated it liked it. To complete the series I soldiered onto this one. Again Fever feels like a cipher, her actions are sometimes puzzling, sometimes frustrating. Not badly written just overlong at the end. Jan 17, Courtney rated it really liked it. Liked this series more than the original Hungry Cities. Aug 18, Sarah rated it really liked it. Great ending to the series! Scrivener's Moon 1 2 Feb 28, Connecting the Dots 1 8 Sep 22, Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for a number of years while also co-writing, producing and directing a number of no-budget theatre projects.
Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons for around forty children's books, including the best-selling Horrible Histories, Murderous Maths and Dead Famous series. Railhead, published by Oxford Un Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for a number of years while also co-writing, producing and directing a number of no-budget theatre projects.
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