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Eliza, St Helen and St Katharine

Railhead

Railhead is set in the future in a universe run by guardians. Zen Starling is a thief. He has been all his life, but only now is he truly put to the test. A man called Raven and his moto (robot) Nova have spotted Zen and has asked him to retrieve an ancient treasure that is very important to the guardians and it could change the universe forever. Although, Zen doesn’t know this but he takes on the challenge, risking his life on the way. The author Philip Reeve writes about Zen pretending to be a royal family member boarding the Noon train. An elegant train for the Emperor and his family to ride instead of the regular trains – both ride from planet to planet in rocket light-years that go past in an instant. I found that the story could be quite hard to follow with all the different planets, trains and characters to remember squeezed in with the actual story of the book.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes books set in space and the future with a bit of mystery and humour. Mainly 10-12 year olds.

Posted on: 2nd May 2017 at 08:50 am

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