Railhead, Hardback


The long-awaited new blockbuster from Carnegie-medal-winning author Philip Reeve. "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...


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780192742759



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