Pilbeam, accompanied with two slavers from the Shkin Corporation, ambush Shrike and trap him a net. Hester cuts down a festive pine tree, crushing the assailants.
Shrike frees himself, and together with Hester enters the Town Hall. They find a warm fireplace and food, and Shrike attempts to tell a Midwinter story about a girl with a dog. Noticing his difficulty, Hester reminisces on the day instead.
|Mortal Engines Series|
| Fever Crumb • A Web of Air • Scrivener's Moon |
Traction City • The Haunted Sky • Night Flights
In the Bleak Midwinter
Mortal Engines • Predator's Gold • Infernal Devices • A Darkling Plain
The Traction Codex • The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines
Mortal Engines (film)