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review A Darkling Plain Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB Â [KINDLE] ❄ A Darkling Plain By Philip Reeve – Insolpro.co.uk The final book of the thrilling Predator Cities seriesLondon is a radioactive ruin But Tom and Wren discover that the old predator city hides an awesome secret that could bring an end to the war But a The final boThe will to destroy the entire human raceThe final book in the Predator Cities series Philip Reeve's A Darkling Plain is the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. A Darkling Plain is the longest of the Hungry City books by a fairly large margin But there is after all a lot going on here There's hardly any padding so it earns it's 500 pages honestly Thinking about the book I suspect that I wouldn't have liked it so much or been so glued to it if I hadn't already been deeply invested in these characters from previous books Tom and Hester especially who see their story draw to what is probably its unavoidable close The ending is fantastic emotionally satisfying and almost overwhelmingly bittersweet Wren remained the character I was most likely to sigh at in exasperation but Theo really gave her a run for the title Then again his missteps seem to fit into what I guess is one of Reeve's takeaways for the series nice guys may not finish last but they sure can be dumb sometimes

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The final book of the thrilling Predator Cities seriesLondon is a radioactive ruin But Tom and Wren discover that the old predator city hides an awesome secret that could br. WARNING This diatribe contains potential spoilers and rude language It is also long Proceed with cautionDear Philip Reeve I really enjoy the books in your Hungry City Chronicles They are fine stories with creative and compelling plots often amusing dialog and interesting characters You are however starting to piss me off I'm on page 61 of the fourth book and I come to the following passageLady Naga made a horrible gurgling noise like the last of the bathwater heading down the plughole Theo took a step forward and waved the axe but he was too gentle to use it and he knew Cynthia knew it Remembering the girl's vanity he said 'You look different'Now what my reader may not know is that Cynthia who has already been established as one of the 'bad guys' is in the process of strangling Lady Naga whom Theo is escorting and theoretically protecting Call me nuts call me violent call me a psycho with anger management issues but if I see someone who has already attempted to kill me strangling someone I like or am expected to protect and I happen to have the good fortune to find myself holding an axe I am pretty certain I will hit them with the fucking axe I might not be so far gone that I will definitely use the blade the flat side or blunt end or even using the handle are all options but I repeat I will hit them with the fucking axe The only possible dialogue I can imagine engaging in would be something along the lines of Stop strangling or I will hit you with the fucking axeAhemThis is an incomplete review I will add to it when I'm finished with the book My current uestions areWhy is the good kind and handsome hero always so goddam useless in a crisisWhy are the women who are the strong ones or the ones willing to get the job done either ugly slightly nuts or attractive completely nutsThere seems to be no middle ground here There was one character who was strong capable kind AND neither gorgeous nor particularly uglybut she's 'dead' and is being used in disturbing waysUPDATEIt is complete now; two ends of time are neatly tied finish that lyricno cheatingI have to admit I liked the endingepilogue of this book and series but getting there was occasionally an irritation At times it was like an old radio serial the heroes seem to be in a safe place where they just might get a breather BUT WAIT Unbeknownst to our heroes ninjas Dr Klaw Lex Luthor AND The Insidious Dr Fu Manchu are all hiding in a trunk; meanwhile a stray bulletcrossbow boltICBMwoodpecker has pierced the balloon and the airship is now sinking toward the Ancient Scary Field of Rusty Razor Blades and Other Sharp Dangerous Unpleasant ThingsI exaggerate only a littleMy previously stated complaints still stand though at one point Theo DID actually hit someone with the flat side of an axe so yay It seemed like somewhere along the line Mr Reeve decided that happy endings are just SO recherché and he'll be damned if he gives us one I do not reuire a happy ending unless back rubs are involved boomchickaWAWwaw but when it feels like the author is trying too hard to avoid a cliché ending the ensuing machinations to guarantee unhappiness feel contrived And the semi subtle moralizing good people don't hurtkill under ANY circumstances and I'm going to put my characters through hell to prove it just plain got tired Then I end up writing long cranky reviews which sound as if I liked these books a lot less than I did I guess my real disappointment with the Hungry City Chronicles is that they are good books that could have been greatDone now No really

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A Darkling PlainIng an end to the war But as they risk their lives in its dark underbelly time is running out Alone and far away Hester faces a fanatical enemy who possesses the weapons and. This series was just such a disappointment after the first book which I loved I just feel like the characters were turning into their worst version of themselves or at least people that annoyed me to no endSo many things in this book bothered me I have no idea why Tom and Hester acted the way they did It seemed like they weren't really parents at this point Plus the whole leaving Wren to go find his wife with just a stupid ass note oh hell no Murder was in my eyesNot like I actually liked their kid Wren who was just annoying to me I wanted to like her but ugh I just couldn't Besides them Hester was okay but yeah I didn't really like the characters towards the end of this series If I could somehow get the characters that I metloved in the first book by the end of this series well I think my opinion on everything would've changed for the better However that didn't happen and I ended up frustratingly angry with everything that was happeningOverall I'm glad that I finally finished this series but I am so freaking disappointed with everyone and everything that happened