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The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines

(Mortal Engines Quartet)

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2018 by Scholastic
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Andrew
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Now this book too my by surprise.

You see such books like these can all too easily fall in to predictable (and disappointing) formats.

For example the re-hashed artwork - where you have a few excellent images (taken from covers) while the rest are hastily done by a sketch artist clearly working to a time deadline.

Then you have the poor content - either quoting snippets from the books or explanations from someone who read the first chapter and now clearly knows everything

And finally the guide b
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Caitlyn
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This has to be one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. Every page is a delight. It combines the authors' excellent 'historical' account of the rise of tractionism with gorgeous illustrations, diagrams and maps from a range of illustrators.

I have loved the Mortal Engines (and Fever crumb) books ever since I read them many years ago, and reading this book brought back so many wondeful memories. The many inside jokes made me smile and even laugh out loud sometimes. I also teared up on a f
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Lewis
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Has a wealth of new information and excellent illustrations.
Flavia
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
OF COURSE I bought this day one.
OF COURSE it is excellent.

The original traction codex this was born from was small and nearly impossible to find. This is a gorgeous, full color, lovely, wonderful book full of GREAT PUNS and FUN IDEAS and COOL CONCEPTS. And it is very good.

If you like mortal engines you gotta get this book. Or even if you just like the idea of mortal engines and want to read great worldbuilding based on the idea and look at art.

When I first got this book, I was surprised- it is f
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Odhran
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the Mortal Engines series - it's an absolute triumph of world-building, and tells a bunch of thrilling and interesting stories over many years. So this book was a delight. Little snippets of description, rounding out the world, expanding on the cities of Municipal Darwinism and extending the world into areas we never got to see.

The artwork is phenomenal. I'm a sucker for cutaway-style architectual drawings, from a childhood (mis?)spent with Usborne books, so the little pseudo-technical dr
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Lucy
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Having loved the world created in the mortal Engines quartet I just had to have this book and I am so glad I picked it up. The narration has the same wit that is present in the books and you can see that Reeve knew exactly what he envisioned the world as being. Add in the beautiful illustrations and it’s a sure fire win - I recommend it to anyone who loved the books and would like to know more.
Dave
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
Beautiful illustrations
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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.

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