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Alex P, Chobham Academy Book Group

Railhead

A book where your imagination can conjure up anything you tell it to while skimming your eyes across the words of the future...

'Railhead 'is an inventive story where the writer expresses his feelings through a youthful boy, set in the distant future. Although my preference of reading mainly lies in historical events, I ventured outside of my comfort zone and explored the world of things, yet to exist.

The main character involved is Zen, a boy in his early to late teens - living in poverty and is forced to steal jewellery from far away planets, just to keep him, his mother and sister from starvation. He meets a girl, Nova, well, not exactly a girl. But, I'm not going to tell you what she is, as that would be spoiling it for you! Anyway, Nova is very interested in Zen's capabilities and would like to put them to good use. By extracting the pyxis, a legendary, ancient item from the most famous and wealthy family in the whole galaxy: The Noons. Although Zen knows it won't be easy, it is for his own good...

Leading the reader down the path of risky events, he uncovers the truth behind the pyxis - however, I feel I have gone too far, the rest is for you to find out, if and when you read it. Only time will tell.

My thoughts on this tale are mainly positive, however all of the futuristic names and items can become confusing at times, putting me off the book for a while. When I find my self coming back, I read large chunks of it, physically unable to place it away, glued to my hand in suspension. In my opinion, I rate this book a 'three and a half' out of 'five'.

Posted on: 16th May 2017 at 07:21 pm

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