Study Guide

Mortal Engines Chapter 5

By Philip Reeve

Chapter 5

The Lord Mayor

  • Back in London, Katherine is in shock that Tom plunged to his death when the assassin dragged him through the tunnel.
  • That's right: her dad is a dirty liar and a murderer. Those two things go together like peas and carrots. Deadly peas and carrots.
  • When the Lord Mayor comes to visit, Katherine decides to eavesdrop. She feels her father is keeping the true story from her.
  • Katherine learns about a secret mission and something called MEDUSA. Anything named MEDUSA, especially when it's in all caps, can't be good. We bet it's not a cute kitten or a cure for cancer.