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Mortal Engines Chapter 27

By Philip Reeve

Chapter 27

Dr. Arkengarth Remembers 

  • Hanging out in the Museum with Bevis, Katherine wonders if she's falling in love with him.
  • Ignoring that, Katherine chats up Dr. Arkengarth to see what he knows about Hester's family.
  • Dr. Arkengarth reveals that Hester's mother was Valentine's assistant. They found MEDUSA together, and she was murdered right around the time Valentine brought the contraption back to London.
  • Jinkies. Katherine finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together and realizes why Hester wants her father dead.