Mortal Engines is a series of post-apocalyptic science fiction novels by British author Philip Reeve. The series is set in the distant future when Earth is now a barren wasteland due to the Sixty Minute War. Nations are a thing of the past, except for in the Anti-Traction League. Independent city-states are now mobile and use giant jaws to fight eachother for resources. The series is also known as Predator Cities and as Hungry City Chronicles in the United States.

The Mortal Engines series began in 2001 with the title novel. The final novel was A Darkling Plain in 2006, although a follow-up novella was published in 2011. There is also a prequel series called Fever Crumb. Below is a list of Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines books in order of when they were first published (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of Hungry City Chronicles Books


Mortal Engines(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Predator's Gold(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infernal Devices(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Darkling Plain(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hungry City Chronicles Short Stories


Traction City(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fever Crumb Books


Fever Crumb(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Web of Air(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scrivener's Moon(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Mortal Engines Books

The Fever Crumb series is a prequel series to the Hungry City Chronicles. The Traction City novella is a follow-up to the Hungry City Chronicles series.

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