"It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea."

The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger, faster, hungrier cities loose in the Great Hunting Ground. But now, the sinister plans of Lord Mayor Mangus Crome can finally unfold.

Thaddeus Valentine, London's Head Historian and adored famous archaeologist, and his lovely daughter, Katherine, are down in The Gut when the young assassin with the black scarf strikes toward his heart, saved by the quick intervention of Tom, a lowly third-class apprentice. Racing after the fleeing girl, Tom suddenly glimpses her hideous face: scarred from forehead to jaw, nose a smashed stump, a single eye glaring back at him. "Look at what your Valentine did to me!" she screams. "Ask him! Ask him what he did to Hester Shaw!" And with that she jumps down the waste chute to her death. Minutes later Tom finds himself tumbling down the same chute and stranded in the Out-Country, a sea of mud scored by the huge caterpillar tracks of cities like the one now steaming off over the horizon.

In a stunning literary debut, Philip Reeve has created a painful dangerous unforgettable adventure story of surprises, set in a dark and utterly original world fueled by Municipal Darwinism -- and betrayal.  

All four books in the main series , all the Scholastic first hardcover editions (first prints) each signed by Reeve.

Philip Reeve:

The Hungry City Chronicles:

Night Flights by Philip Reeve

In a dangerous future world where gigantic, motorized cities attack and devour each other, London hunts where no other predator dares. But Anna Fang - pilot, adventurer, spy - isn't afraid.

The three stories show gripping, moving, exciting moments in Anna Fang's life: her childhood as a slave aboard the moving city Arkangel, a showdown against a robotic Stalker that is terrifyingly out of control, and her free life as an intelligence agent for the Anti-Traction league.

This is the limited edition (250 numbered copies) signed by both Philip Reeve and illustrator Ian McQue.

Scholastic - First Edition Hardcover

The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve

Signed and Numbered Limited Edition

Signed by Philip Reeve, Jeremy Levett, David Wyatt, Ian McQue

Please note that this is not a signed version of the standard trade edition, but one of 300 signed and numbered copies of a limited edition signed by Philip Reeve, Jeremy Levett, David Wyatt and Ian McQue and Numbered out of 300 copies to a limitation page.

This limited edition features an exclusive dust jacket which is not present on the trade edition and comes with a very special extra: A limited edition Mortal Engines print, also signed by Philip Reeve.

This special edition is produced to introduce readers into the world of Mortal Engines ahead of the Peter Jackson produced film released at the end of 2018 through the superb illustrations from some of the world’s greatest illustrators:

Ian McQue

David Wyatt

Amir Zand

Rob Turpin

Aedel Fahkrie

Philip Varbanov

Maxime Plasse