This isn’t the first blog I’ve written praising Philip Reeve and it certainly won’t be the last but this one does have a purpose; to make your lives greater.
As you’ve possibly already seen on the news wires, the first in Philip’s epic book series, Mortal Engines, is in production to be made into a film. If you haven’t, here’s a handy-dandy link: LINK!
The film is set to be out in cinemas around December 2018 so you’ve been given your mission and your deadline. A mission that I want to really rally behind: Read the Mortal Engines before you go see the movie.
I know the usual excuses of too many books to read and life in general will pop up in your way, like pesky gnomes trying to steal your pocket-money but you must ignore them all. This is a far more important and valiant mission.
The book is widely available in bookshops and online with gorgeous cover art by the wonderful David Frankland so you, YES YOU, can be in possession of this wonderful piece of work within mere seconds if you’re smart!
I’ve got reviews for all four books in the series to convince you: Mortal Engines, Predator’s Gold, Infernal Devices, A Darkling Plain. However; I can tell you that this is, by far, one of the best book series I’ve ever read and has one of most satisfying and lovely conclusions to it that will have you beaming and tearing up at the same time.
I’m being rather nice by telling you all about these books because I’m helping you get in on the ground floor before they explode everywhere next year. I could be very protective and secretive about these precious tales but they are just too great not to share. These books are glorious, Philip Reeve is a jolly good egg indeed and you should use that rogue book token, saved up pocket-money or trip out to the library to indulge in Mortal Engines.
I’ll wait here until you’re done and then we can all gush about it together.