Predator’s Gold by Philip Reeve
Tom and Hester have been living aboard the airship they confiscated. But danger soon follows after they pick up a passenger in a hurry to leave the area. When they come under fire, they seek refuge in Anchorage, a city that barely survived a devastating plague. Anchorage heads for America, a dead land rumored to be green again. But they have unknown stowaways on board, as well as several people who want to stop Tom, Hester and their passenger at any cost.
Predator’s Gold is the second book in the Predator Cities quartet. Hester once again shows her darker side in some of the decisions she makes in response to jealousy. Tom is still a good natured young man, who gets caught in a love triangle. And the relationship between Tom and Hester is certainly put to the test. Technology isn’t so much the focus in this story, as character development and relationships. This installment in the fantastic steampunk series is another fast-paced adventure with plenty of suspense, drama, and intrigue. I can’t get enough of Philip Reeve’s stories.
Predator’s Gold will be redistributed by Scholastic Press on June 1, 2012.