Study Guide

Mortal Engines Chapter 32

By Philip Reeve

Chapter 32

Chudleigh Pomeroy Sees It Through

  • Katherine's all suited up and ready to blow up MEDUSA when the Engineer security team blasts in and kills her dog. In case you weren't sure they were evil already.
  • They're about to take Katherine and Bevis into custody when Chudleigh Pomeroy and the rest of the Historians show up with guns.
  • The Engineer taunts them, "We'll make you history, since history is all you care about!" (32.35). Ugh, back to witty repartee school with you, guy. Lamest comeback line ever.
  • A huge fight breaks out, and a bunch of body parts are blown off.
  • When the smoke clears, all the Engineers are dead (we hope the guy with the cheesy one-liner is extra dead), and so are Weymouth and Dr. Arkengarth.
  • Pomeroy shows Katherine a secret stairway that goes all the way up to where MEDUSA is stored. How convenient.
  • Katherine scales the stairs while the Historians stay behind, ready to face off against any reinforcements.