A Web of Air

A Web of Air is a young adult post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Philip Reeve. It is the second book in the Fever Crumb prequel series to Mortal Engines Quartet. It was published on 5 April 2010.

A Web of Air
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AuthorPhilip Reeve
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesFever Crumb Series
PublisherScholastic Corporation
Publication date
April 2010
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pages285 pages
Preceded byFever Crumb 
Followed byScrivener's Moon 


The clever young engineer, Fever Crumb, is swept up in a race to build a flying machine. Her mysterious companion is a boy who talks to Angels. Powerful enemies will kill to possess their new technology-or to destroy it.

A Web of Air is the sequel to Fever Crumb, the story set centuries before Mortal Engines that tells how great cities begin to build giant engines to make their first predatory journeys across the wastelands. It is set in Mayda, a city established in an atomic bomb crater off of mainland Portugal.


On Goodreads, the book has a 3.9 out of 5.[1]

Kirkus Reviews called the book "Imaginative, inventive and exciting." [2]


  1. ^ "A Web of Air (Fever Crumb, #2)". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. ^ A WEB OF AIR by Philip Reeve | Kirkus Reviews.

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