Study Guide

Mortal Engines Chapter 26

By Philip Reeve

Chapter 26

Batmunkh Gompa

  • Anna Fang is troubled, too. She's scared that London has control of MEDUSA, so she wants to get to Batmunkh Gompa tout-suite and warn them.
  • The city is a surprise to Tom, who'd been taught that it was a "dingy, squalid, backward place" (26.27), like Cleveland. Instead, it's really nice!
  • They meet with the governor, Ermene Khan, and warn him of London's approach.
  • Things get complicated when they advise him to attack London first. Tom doesn't want London to be harmed, but... well, someone's going to get hurt.
  • Unable to think straight, Tom leaves to get some fresh air. He spots a tall figure in a red robe: it's Valentine.