Book Notification

Philip Reeve Books In Order

Book links take you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn money from qualifying purchases.

Publication Order of Hungry City Chronicles Books

Mortal Engines (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Predator's Gold (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infernal Devices (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Darkling Plain (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traction City (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Flights (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hungry City Chronicles Non-Fiction Books

The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Adventuremice Books

Adventuremice: Otter Chaos! (With: Sarah McIntyre) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventuremice: Mermouse Mystery (With: Sarah McIntyre) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventuremice: Mice on the Ice (With: Sarah McIntyre) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Buster Bayliss Books

Night of the Living Veg (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Freeze (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Day of the Hamster (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Custardfinger (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fever Crumb Books

Publication Order of Goblins Books

Publication Order of Larklight Books

Publication Order of Not-So-Impossible Tales Books

Oliver and the Seawigs (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cakes in Space (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pugs of the Frozen North (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jinks and O'Hare Funfair Repair (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oliver and the Sea Monkeys (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carnival in a Fix (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Railhead Books

Publication Order of Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure Books

The Legend of Kevin (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kevin's Great Escape (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kevin and the Biscuit Bandit (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kevin vs the Unicorns (With: Sarah McIntyre) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Utterly Dark Books

Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Utterly Dark and the Heart of the Wild (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Utterly Dark and the Tides of Time (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Here Lies Arthur (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Such Thing as Dragons (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

Gawain and the Green Knight (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pug-a-Doodle-Do! (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Horatio Nelson and His Victory (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traction Codex (With: Jeremy Levett) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts Books

A Big Hand for the Doctor (By: Eoin Colfer) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beast of Babylon (By: Charlie Higson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nameless City (By: Michael Scott) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spear of Destiny (By: Marcus Sedgwick) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Roots of Evil (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tip of the Tongue (By: Patrick Ness) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Borrowed: Sixth Doctor (By: Eoin Colfer,Richelle Mead) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ripple Effect (By: Malorie Blackman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spore (By: Alex Scarrow) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage (By: Derek Landy) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nothing O'Clock (By: Neil Gaiman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lights Out (By: Holly Black) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Haunted(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Road(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who: Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

The first story that Philip ever wrote was when he was at the very young age of five and starred Spike, a spaceman, and Spook, his doggie. Reeve has a younger sister and he was born in 1966 in Brighton. In school, he liked acting, history, writing, and drawing; he was not a fan of physical education, getting messed up, or mathematics. The subjects he liked would serve him well, and would become things that he would do for a living. At least drawing and writing, that is.

He worked in a bookshop in his hometown where he made his money producing, directing, and co-writing theatre projects that had zero budget. He would co-write a dystopian musical called “The Ministry of Biscuits” with a writer named Brian Mitchell. There was no funding for the project and so Philip was forced to give it up. He wound up getting a job doing illustrating work and worked as a freelance illustrator in the nineties.

Without a lot of free time, he chose to start writing novels instead of writing his comedy and film projects void. The first of which, “Mortal Engines” was published in 2001. Reeve started writing it while he was still illustrating, at first only part time and between projects, but then decided to cut back his illustration projects to focus fully on it. This was due to the fact that he found that he was able to finish such a project. It was given some awards like Blue Peter Book of the Year and ‘Book I Couldn’t Put Down’ Award, and the Smarties Gold Award. Some of his other novels have won awards too, like the Carnegie Medal in 2008, and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and the LA Times Book Award.

Reeve writes and illustrates books for children and young adults. He has written the “Mortal Engines” Quartet, as well as its prequel quartet of novels called “Fever Crumb” Quartet. There are also the “Larklight” trilogy, “Buster Bayliss” series, and “The Railhead” series. Reeve has also written some stand alone novels, including one that is an alternate to the Arthur legend. He is married to a woman named Sarah, with whom he has a son named Sam.

“Fever Crumb” is the first book in the “Fever Crumb” series that was released in 2009. A girl named Fever Crumb is adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, who is a part of the order of Engineers. Fever apprentices here. In this time, woman are not viewed to be reasonable creatures, this makes fever a rarity as she is the only woman to be in the order. She must bid farewell to Dr. Crumb so that she can help Kit Solent, an archaeologist on a secret project. Fever begins to be haunted by memories that do not belong to her and Kit is quite interested in these memories. She has been singled out by the people living in the city who say that she is part Scriven. Scriven are a non-human creature that used to rule the city, but were all killed by the people who rose up and defeated the Scriven. Any the people did not get are to be killed upon their exposure. She does not know what to believe, only that she may find the truth about who she is and where she came from. Where she really came from.

Fans of the novel like the way that there is a steam punk meets post apocalyptic vibe going on. This novel was a breath of fresh air for some, and was the most original young adult novel that they had read in a while. Readers enjoyed the way that the novel kept you guessing and each and every character fit into the story, making it that much better. This is a series to follow until the end. For some, Fever is a wonderful character who has a lot going on and is well drawn. As are some of the other characters in it.

Some did not like the way that the novel repeats a few other things that Reeve does. Not to mention that there some logical things that did not make sense, such as the way that technology is used in the book. Some wished that there was more about what Fever was thinking, and more development for these characters and this novel fell short of these things for them.

“A Web of Air” is the second book in the “Fever Crumb” series that was released in 2010. Fever got out of the city that was destroyed by war two years ago, and was able to get away in a traveling theater. She gets to Mayda, a crater city, where buildings rise up higher than the cliffs and there is a recluse that is erecting a machine that will be able to fly. Fever provides the engineering know how that he needs for such a project. There are people out there, though, that will kill to keep their secrets safe.

Fans of the novel found that they enjoyed this novel much more than the first one in the series, finding that Reeve has gotten into the right head space to write these novels. And produce great material for his readers. There is great ambition here and bigger plot lines. This novel seems to do more than the first book, as it felt as though that novel was mainly just a prequel novel; as opposed to being its own thing, like this one does. Fans enjoy the wonderful, full drawn characters that Reeve populates his novels with. Not to mention his way with describing things without taking away from the action that is going on in the book.

Some did not like the way that a lot of things that Reeve does in most of his books was missing in this one. Some did not like the way that everything that was built up through the course of this novel seemed to be thrown away and abandoned by the end of it. Readers found that this novel felt tacked together and dragged throughout most of it. Some found that the characters were bland and stuck to stereotypes.

Book Series In Order » Authors » Philip Reeve

Leave a Reply