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Infernal Devices Nearly Twenty Years After The City Of Anchorage Settled Down On The Shores Of The Dead Continent Of America, Tom And Hester Are Leading Quiet, Peaceful Lives Their Wild Adventures Happened So Long Ago That They Seem Like Little Than Stories Told To Children Children Such As Their Own Daughter, Wren, Who Is So Exquisitely Bored That She D Welcome Any Sort Of Excitement So When A Trio Of Lost Boys Asks Her To Steal The Mysterious And Deadly Tin Book Of Anchorage, Wren Is Only Too Happy To Help But The Theft Goes Wrong, And The Lost Boys Steal Wren, Too, Leaving Tom And Hester No Choice They Must Abandon Their Peaceful Life And Rescue Their Daughter Their Search Will Reunite Them With Enemies They Thought They D Left Behind Forever, Will Ask Of Them Sacrifices That No Parent Can Make, And Will Cost One Of Them Everything That Matters Most. Between the end of Predator s Gold and the beginning of Infernal Devices, sixteen years have passed In that time, Anchorage has become a static city, Hester and Tom have married, and their daughter has grown into a teenager A huge risk for the author to take I was emotionally invested in Hester and Tom, and wasn t ready to pass that on to their daughter, Wren Luckily, they still play a large part in the storyline.Wren did not make a good first impression on me Within the first 50 pages, she s casually decided to steal an artifact she doesn t understand from the Anchorage museum and run away to join the Lost Boys A very poorly thought out decision, and one that shows that she s inherited her mother s empathy shortage and her father s sometimes dim assurance that everything will always work out for the best Tom himself is or less unchanged He s grown into exactly the sort of man that I would have expected Hester, on the other hand I would have thought that sixteen years of being safe and happily married to the man she loves would have softened her some It has, for some reason, hardened her even The author doesn t offer an explanation, per se, but I think he s implying that the certain knowledge that even her husband and daughter find her embarassingly ugly has eaten at her Eventually, the action settles at Brighton, where Pennyroyal has become mayor So much of what happens is really setup for the next book, but there s This sixteen years later quel suffers from the main problem of letting your characters grow up off screen when you get back to them they are no longer the people you grew to love or hate or at least know Hester, the grumpy but lovable urchin from the previous books, has become a hardened, hateful and hate filled grown up with next to no good qualities She has also who has somehow turned into a warrior extraordinaire in the years she spent in the sleepy backwater of Anchorage in Vineland, which strains my credibility in a different way Her husband has changed from the cerebral but lovable former Apprentice Historian into an ineffectual, balding middle aged man In fact, the only characters who resemble their previous incarnations were the Stalkers, which are basically Reeve s take on Doctor Who s Cybermen.I ll read the last volume in the series, if only to find out what happens, but while I can recommend the first two books I don t see any reason to continue reading a This one made me so freaking mad So mad, that I held off on listening to the last book until this morning Infernal Devices is about Hester and Tom s freaking kid I was so excited and pumped for this book Just to see all her adventures now but no, I was in complete and utter disappointment First, Wren their kid sort of runs away Then when H and T go to save her from being a complete dumb ass she gets kidnapped.Throughout the story you see them trying to save their little girl However, this story took some dark twists and turns It turns out that Hester totally didn t want a kid and regrets her and shit Then Wren goes to think she doesn t have a mother any after a heated argument Like do people not understand that things are said or taken way too far when someone is upset So many low blows came out towards the end and I have no idea what the hell the next book will b I don t know how it s possible but this series is really growing on me, and the books keep improving as the series goes on Usually I find books about the children of main characters insufferably annoying, but this one surprised me And true to the form of the past books, so did the characters I don t want to spoil anyone s read but I have to say that my favorite thing about this author and this series is that the characters often do things I don t expect, but than that, neither do they do the opposite of what I expect They usually do something completely askew that is foolish and bizarre, but realistic, totally in line with their established character, and utterly human That being said, from w 2.5 starsPhilip Reeve s Hungry City Chronicles is one of the original and imaginative young adult series out there Infernal Devices is the third book in the series and it is set 18 years after Predator s Gold.Tom and Hester are all grown up with a teenage daughter Tom is a loving husband and a doting father to Wren Hester I ll get to her later They live in the static city of Anchorage and their lives are dull and uneventful in contrast to the adventures of the previous book It is Wren s yearning for adventure and excitement that gets her into trouble In one of those teenage TSTL moments, Wren makes a decision that changes her world She is kidnapped and taken away from her family and ends up on the floating resort city of Brighton Tom and Hester leave their comfortable home to search for Wren.I love Philip Reeve s quirky writing style I m always entertained by his imaginative world, creative gadgets, fantastic names, and the huge cast of characters However, this book seemed to be the weakest book in the series so far I think that rapidly aging two loved characters was the issue for me Gone was the brave and dashing Tom He was replaced Este se or lo volvi a hacer Me hab a decepcionado un poco con el libro anterior, pero con Inventos infernales logr que volviera a enamorarme de la saga y su asombroso worldbuilding Personajes viejos y nuevos, ciudades nuevas, plot twists a cada rato, un libro emocionante y cargado de acci n Y, lo que tengo que destacar, es lo sorprendente de la evoluci n de Hester No quiero decir mucho sobre esto para no hacer un spoiler There are some serious character issues with HesterWorld Simply the best part of the book and the reason I am still reading this series The world is dense, it s quirky and is a thing all it s own I like how this book continues the world from Predator s Gold and we get to see of it is always a great thing, the best part.Story The story is fun, it s face paced, it s dry and quirky at the same time and heavy and broody in another same time I like the tone, I like the world and the story that takes place in this world The continuation of the story with the time jump was not what I expected but also fun, it reminded me of Brian Jacques Mattimeo The action is brisk, the situations dire, but I did feel that it was hindered by the poor characters which has been an issue I ve had with this series for a while below I think I ll read the final book just to see how this series ends.Characters Hester is a problem, in fact I think the characters in general are an issue in this book Either Reeve does not like children, young adults, and humans in general or I m reading his books wrong Hester has been a character which I ve had issues with as her moral compass is pretty suspect and as a hero her three book arc has been unchanged and 16 years has not changed, yes as humans we all have flaws and think dark thoughts but seriously I don t know how I can cheer for someone who SPOILERS wished she did not have here s the thing.The world and the plot of this series are fantasticBut the characters break my heart and not in the way you want them to.The absolute character assassination of Hester Shaw really ruins this series for me In the first book and for most of the second book you can understand Hester, she s still not particularly likeable for the people around her, but the things she says and does make sense given her life In Predator s Gold she did something awful, but you could understand her messed up reasoning, and most importantly in the first two books she has redeeming qualities But in this book it gets worse, every time Reeve has the opportunity to show us Hester isn t a two dimensional killing machine that lacks any empathy for anyone other than Tom, he decides instead to show us that s exactly what she is I don t know maybe in A Darkling Plain it s all fixed somehow and you can see he s done this to her for a reason, but right now it just seems like he s taken this complex character and turned her into something awful As someone who loved Hester I want to keep loving her but Reeve makes that absolutely impossible, maybe that s his intention but if that s the case then I can t say it s a reading experience I m into I don t really want to read about characters I loved become people you can t defend tbh As fo 2 5 starsSIGH That s all I can say, really SIGHHHH So, while the first book in this series got 5 stars, the second got 3 stars, and for book three I ve decided to go with 2 stars and a DNF around 40% I m honestly not even sure I ll read the fourth book now.I hate when a series goes downhill Basically, this book takes place sixteen years after the end of book two, and follows Hester and Tom s daughter Wren instead of Hester and Tom themselves although they do come into it later One chapter in and I already had a bad taste in my mouth Wren is obnoxious, bratty, makes bad decisions, and is not at all fun to read about, and Hester and Tom don t even seem like the same characters were all loved in Mortal Engines.I tried to persevere, but it got to the point where I thoroughly disliked every single character even when I liked them in other books and didn t even w


About the Author: Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for a number of years while also co writing, producing and directing a number of no budget theatre projects.Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons for around forty children s books, including the best selling Horrible Histories, Murderous Maths and Dead Famous series.Railhead, published by Oxford Un


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