Location: FIC REE
Genre: Sci Fi
Series: Railhead #1
"WEIRDLY FAMILIAR AND MARVELOUSLY ORIGINAL "- KIRKUS
“...you can't keep children in the nursery forever. If you do, they never become grown-ups, but they're not really children either. They are just pets.”
This book excites me!!!!
I am a great fan of Philip Reeve- he got my son into reading and he forever got him hooked into SciFi/Fantasy. We were at Harrods in London on holiday and he saw a Mortal Engines book- signed by Philip Reeve- most of his holiday money was spent on that book. He is all growed up now and he treasures that book still! As for Railhead- it will start a new generation of Reeve readers- hot on the heels of Mortal Engines coming out as a movie... and for that- me and my boy are having a date and this time- he is paying!!!!
Come with me, Zen Starling, she had said. The girl in the red coat. But how did she know his name?
The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, maintenance spiders and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat.
Zen Starling is a petty thief, a street urchin from Thunder City.
So when mysterious stranger Raven sends Zen and his new friend Nova on a mission to infiltrate the Emperor's train, he jumps at the chance to traverse the Great Network, to cross the galaxy in a heartbeat, to meet interesting people - and to steal their stuff.
But the Great Network is a dangerous place, and Zen has no idea where his journey will take him.