A Darkling Plain

As everything Tom and Hester know and love hurtles towards apocalypse, who will be left to tell the tale?

A Darkling Plain

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407129155

Page: 544

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The shattering final instalment of Philip Reeve's Predator Cities quartet flings you back into his blasted world of predator cities, ruinous wars and terrifying Stalkers. Abandoned by Hester, Tom and Wren stumble across the wreckage of a vast traction city: London. As the Green Storm take arms and the truce with the Traction Cities splinters, the world is on a collision course - beginning and ending in London's ruined shell. As everything Tom and Hester know and love hurtles towards apocalypse, who will be left to tell the tale? Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2007, this epic finale is fast-moving, thrilling, heartbreaking - and as exciting as hell!

Mortal Engines 4 A Darkling Plain

Agents for peace are bringing an end to the devastating conflict between the roaming Traction Cities and their fanatical enemies while Wren and her father Tom travel the Bird Roads in their airship, trying to forget that Hester has betrayed ...

Mortal Engines  4  A Darkling Plain

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

ISBN: 1921988177

Page: 352

View: 569

Agents for peace are bringing an end to the devastating conflict between the roaming Traction Cities and their fanatical enemies while Wren and her father Tom travel the Bird Roads in their airship, trying to forget that Hester has betrayed them. In the ruined wreckage of the city of London they make a discovery that will change the world, while Hester must face an implacable foe with the means and the will to destroy the entire human race.

As on a Darkling Plain

In the early days of human beings living in space, Dave Mantell, a space engineer, must find out who might be trying to sabotage the delicate relations between Mother Earth and her space outposts.

As on a Darkling Plain

Author: Robert J. Tripician

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780805964196

Page: 202

View: 950

In the early days of human beings living in space, Dave Mantell, a space engineer, must find out who might be trying to sabotage the delicate relations between Mother Earth and her space outposts. As he follows the twisted and turning trail he must keep himself safe while dodging repeated attempts on his life.

Novels by Philip Reeve

The novel won the 2006 Guardian Award and the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction. The book is set six months after Infernal Devices.

Novels by Philip Reeve

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230484983

Page: 40

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 39. Chapters: Larklight trilogy, Mortal Engines quartet, A Darkling Plain, List of Mortal Engines Quartet characters, Hester Shaw, Traction City, Lost Boys, Wren Natsworthy, Predator's Gold, Anchorage-in-Vineland, Infernal Devices, Stalker, Shrike, Thaddeus Valentine, Here Lies Arthur, Anti-Traction League, Starcross, Municipal Darwinism, Sixty Minute War, Cruwys Morchard, Green Storm, London, Oenone Zero, Anna Fang, Fever Crumb, Theo Ngoni, Nimrod Pennyroyal, Mothstorm, A Web of Air, Jenny Haniver, Traktionstadtsgesellschaft, Magnus Crome, Buster Bayliss series, Nicholas Quirke. Excerpt: A Darkling Plain is the fourth and final novel in the Mortal Engines Quartet series written by author Philip Reeve. The novel won the 2006 Guardian Award and the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction. The book is set six months after Infernal Devices. Wren Natsworthy and her father Tom Natsworthy have taken to the skies in their airship, the Jenny Haniver. After the apparent death of the Stalker Fang at the end of Infernal Devices, General Naga has seized command of the Green Storm and has signed a peace treaty between the Green Storm and the Traktionstadtsgesellschaft, ushering in a new era of peace and trade. Whilst Wren is enjoying life as an aviator, Tom misses Hester, and has been informed by a doctor that his weak heart means he only has a few years left to live. The Lost Boy, Fishcake, is secretly repairing the Stalker Fang, coming to regard her as the mother he never had. Theo Ngoni has returned to Zagwa and rejoined his family. The title is derived from Matthew Arnold's poem Dover Beach. This excerpt of the poem appears at the beginning of the book: Ah, love, let us be trueTo one another! for the world, which seemsTo lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful so..

A Darkling Plain

DARKLING. PLAIN: STORIES. OF. CONFLICT. AND. HUMANITY. DURING. WAR. How do people maintain their humanity during wars? Despite its importance, this question ...

A Darkling Plain

Author: Kristen Renwick Monroe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316148009

Page:

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How do people maintain their humanity during wars? Despite its importance, this question receives scant scholarly attention, perhaps because war is overwhelming. The generally accepted belief is that wars bring out the worst in us, pitting one against another. 'War is hell', William Tecumseh Sherman famously noted, and even 'just' wars are massively destructive and inhumane. Since ethics is concerned with discovering what takes us to a morally superior place, one conducive to betterment and happiness - studying what helps people survive wartime trauma thus becomes an extremely valuable enterprise. A Darkling Plain fills an important scholarly void, analyzing wartime stories that reveal much about our capacity to process trauma, heal wounds, reclaim lost spirits, and derive meaning and purpose from the most horrific of personal events.

On a Darkling Plain

R - U - || - D - E R = \| V || || > On a Darkling Plain Harvey Curtis Webster Routledge Revivals On a Darkling Plain On a Darkling Plain. Front Cover.

On a Darkling Plain

Author: Harvey Curtis Webster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429656289

Page: 240

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Originally published in 1947 and presenting the famed poet-novelist against the background of contemporary thought and society, Harvey Curtis Webster shows that Hardy's later works give consistent evidence of hope; that pervasive pessimism was by no means the keynote of Hardy's thought. On a Darkling Plain traces the evolution of Hardy's thought, from faith, through disillusionment, to a cautious belief in the ultimate progress of man.

On a Darkling Plain

On a Darkling Plain Victorian Poetry and Thought Iames Haydock On a Darkling Plain Victorian Poetry and Thought Iames Haydock. Front Cover.

On a Darkling Plain

Author: James Haydock

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467861601

Page: 384

View: 388

Speaking the deepest and truest thoughts of humankind in the language available only to the gifted, the Victorian poets elected to do more than merely sing as versifiers. By coming to grips with thorny contemporary issues and suggesting workable solutions, they struggled to lead their people out of the wilderness. Tennyson, who came to be known as the voice of Victorianism, is the poet most often credited with this ambition. But Matthew Arnold and the other major poets had a similar aim. Their poems, while not devoid of feeling, are charged with the main currents of social, scientific, religious, and philosophical thought. Interwoven and resonating in sensuous song is their own thought. The best of the poetry fits the word and thought to the troubling developments of the time and rises to a prophecy to predict the problems of our time.

A Darkling Plain

A Darkling Plain fills a scholarly void by asking how people maintain or reclaim their humanity during war.

A Darkling Plain

Author: Kristen Monroe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110703499X

Page: 296

View: 225

A Darkling Plain fills a scholarly void by asking how people maintain or reclaim their humanity during war.

A Tour of the Darkling Plain

Letters written between 1950 and 1975 by Thornton Wilder and Adaline Glasheen discussing their reading of Finnegan's Wake.

A Tour of the Darkling Plain

Author: Thornton Wilder

Publisher: Univ College Dublin Press

ISBN: 9781900621540

Page: 732

View: 745

These unpublished letters between the esteemed teacher and literary critic, Adaline Glasheen, and the great American writer, Thornton Wilder, were written over a twenty-five year period, from 1950 to 1975. They reveal the probing energy and encyclope

On a Darkling Plain

The story of a young man grown old in war, and of his quest for peace with himself and the world.

On a Darkling Plain

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: New York : Harcourt

ISBN:

Page: 228

View: 410

The story of a young man grown old in war, and of his quest for peace with himself and the world.