A stunning, new novel by master storyteller Philip Reeve. FEVER CRUMB is a prequel series to the MORTAL ENGINES QUARTET and an excellent novel that stands well on its own. Readers who are familiar with the "steampunk" genre will appreciate this novel, and how technology, or rather the lack thereof, is used throughout the story.
Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order. Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb-nearly the only person she's ever known-to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been (cont'd)
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