Reeve, Philip. Infernal devices.REEVE, Philip. Infernal devices. (The Hungry City Chronicles The Hungry City Chronicles is the American title of a series of four novels, Mortal Engines, Predator's Gold, Infernal Devices, and A Darkling Plain, written by the British author Philip Reeve. .) HarperCollins. 435p. c2005.0-06-082637-6. $8.99. JSA JSA - Japanese Standards Association. *
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, May 2006: This sequel to the acclaimed British SF tales Mortal Engines and Predator's Gold takes place almost 16 years later. Tom and Hester have settled in the quiet town of Anchorage-in-Vineland to raise their daughter, Wren, now a bored 15-year-old. When a Lost Boy suddenly appears from the sea and asks her to steal an Old-Tech book for him, Wren, longing for adventure, gets more than she bargained for. She is kidnapped and then sold as a slave to her parents' old nemesis, Pennyroyal pennyroyal, name for two similar plants of the family Labiatae (mint family), usually distinguished as true, or European, pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) and American, or mock, pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegioides). , while her frantic parents race off to rescue her. Meanwhile, other enemies of theirs resurface, including the violent Green Storm movement, led by the reanimated re·an·i·mate
tr.v. re·an·i·mat·ed, re·an·i·mat·ing, re·an·i·mates
1. To give new life to: Her dancing reanimates the classical style.
2. Anna Fang, now a Stalker. Even the Stalker Grike Grike, may refer to:
In the dark.
1. Occurring or enacted in the dark.
2. Dark; dim.
The dark: Plain. Fans of the series will be clamoring for Infernal Devices, and while they may be disappointed that the focus initially turns away from Tom and Hester, they will quickly be enthralled en·thrall
tr.v. en·thralled, en·thrall·ing, en·thralls
1. To hold spellbound; captivate: The magic show enthralled the audience.
2. To enslave. once again by Reeve's wonderfully imaginative world and enjoy the new characters he introduces. Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT
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