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A Web of Air

Reeve, Philip (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In Mayda, a post-apocalyptic city off the coast of Portugal, a brilliant young engineer and a mysterious recluse race to build a flying machine, unaware that powerful enemies will kill to possess--or destroy--their new technology.
Authors: Reeve, Philip
Statement of Responsibility: Philip Reeve
Title: A web of air
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2011
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: viii, 293 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Sequel to: Fever Crumb
Summary: In Mayda, a post-apocalyptic city off the coast of Portugal, a brilliant young engineer and a mysterious recluse race to build a flying machine, unaware that powerful enemies will kill to possess--or destroy--their new technology.
Subject Headings: Technology Fiction Flight Fiction Science fiction
Topical Term: Technology
Flight
Science fiction
LCCN: 2010043341
ISBN: 9780545222167
0545222168
Branch Call Number: FIC R
Research Call Number: JFD 12-2576
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Apr 28, 2013
  • Kathleengee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

MORTAL ENGINES QUARTET: book 3...
-PREQUEL:
1. Fever Crumb
2. A web of Air
3. Scrivener's Moon
- ORIGINAL 'PREDATOR CITIES' QUARTET:
1. Mortal Engines
2. Predator's Gold
3. Infernal Devices
4. Darkling Plain
- SHORT STORIES:
1. Traction City

Apr 03, 2012
  • ACatNamedTofu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The mechanical bits and the birds, and the lost-and-found to it all made this book something I really liked--which is saying something because I have never liked a post-apocalyptic book before. But I really liked this one. The atmosphere is phenomenal, I think, it's got this great aura happening throughout the story that makes it really interesting (it's kind of hard to explain what I mean, but~). And the cover art. I spent like, an hour, just staring at that cover art.

Nov 20, 2011
  • wallyb rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked this book better than the first book in the series, Fever Crumb; probably because I didn't feel as lost. In this book, Fever is 2 years older, and has joined a traveling theater group somewhere in Europa. In one small city, she meets a young scientist with dreams of flight, and becomes interested in the possibilities, but more than one person wants to end those dreams and rid the world of anyone with those dreams. Good story, recommended for middle school readers.

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