Scrivener's Moon
Scrivener's Moon

Philip Reeve

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Preceded by

A Web of Air

Succeeded by

Unnamed fourth Fever Crumb book

Up in the north, in Fever Crumb's time, beyond the Fuel Country, where the nomad empires roam with their herds of mammoth and reindeer and their ramshackle rolling castles, the last month of summer is known as the Scrivener's Moon.

This is also the name of the next book in the Mortal Engines series. It was known as Fever Crumb 3 until the 18th of June, 2010, when Philip Reeve announced this at his blog. It was released in April 2011

The book is about the season Scrivener's Moon, the season that Wavey Godshawk chooses to undertake an expedition to a mysterious old-tech site which is supposed to be connected with the Scriven race.

The book in the Authors words:

"In some ways Scrivener's Moon is going to be a return to the scale and scope of the first four Mortal Engines books; there's an epic journey, a large cast of characters, and several interweaving storylines. There is a bit about the Scriven, a bit about the Sixty Minute War, and a lot about the nomad empires and the construction of the new London."


Mortal Engines Series
Fever CrumbA Web of AirScrivener's Moon
Traction City
Mortal EnginesPredator's GoldInfernal DevicesA Darkling Plain
The Traction CodexThe Haunted Sky
Mortal Engines (film)Mortal Engines (Game)