Freya woke early and lay for a while in the dark, feeling her city shiver and sway beneath her as its powerful engines sent it skimming across the ice.
Part two of the series that plays in a futuristic world with moving, cannibalistic cities. The review on the first book can be found here.
Philip Reeve blew me away with his world building the first time ’round, and didn’t disappoint this time. Instead of sticking to what the reader already knows, the world expands and new characters are added. The Magravine of Anchorage (a young woman who doesn’t know what to do with her half-empty city) is here, there are terrorists, bounty hunters and resistance movements.
It’s clear that humankind can’t go on like this, but a different way has yet to be found. Predator’s Gold is a novel to finish in one go, coming up for air after being bombarded with adventure, silly characters and teen emotions. It’s a thrill and I can’t wait for the third part.
Predator’s Gold, Philip Reeve, Scholastic Press 2003