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: 01/10/2015
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780192742759