A Darkling Plain: The Hungry City Chronicles (YA)
by Philip Reeve
Review by Colleen Cahill
Eos Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 006089055X
Date: 01 June, 2007 List Price $18.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The end of a series can be disappointing, especially if the last book does not live up to the adventure and exciting story of the previous volumes. This is not an issue with Philip Reeve's A Darkling Plain. The conclusion to The Hungry City Chronicles is just as lively, surprising, and dramatic as the other three books, continuing to explore a future where cities are mobile, the past is mythic and dangerous hidden technology could bring an end to everyone. From official release/information:
Book Description: Conclusion to The Hungry City Chronicles. The once-great traction city of London is now just a radioactive wreck. Years after Tom Natsworthy fled intending never to return, he discovers that something stirs in the remains of the old city.
But even as Tom and Wren hurry to uncover the mystery of London, Hester Shaw tracks the resurrected Stalker Fang, who has found another way to end the war and all life on the planet once and for all.