Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
This holidays I have enjoyed getting into this, the first book in Philip Reeve’s 5 part series. Set in the future, where towns and cities move across and above the desolate wastelands upon which they were once established, preying upon and devouring one another, salvaging anything of use, in particular, highly prized “Old tech”. Apprentice historian, Tom Natsworthy finds himself enmeshed in the adventure of his life when he is cruelly shoved from the bowels of London by Thaddeus Valentine, his hero. From here, Tom’s one aim is to return to London to find out why his one time hero has tried to kill him and what secrets link him with the mysterious Hester Shaw, the terrifying Shrike and the fate of the city of London. This is a definite page turner, almost impossible to put down. Take a look at the following link which outlines the five books in the series.