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Railhead

Railhead by Philip Reeve is an absolute gem of a sci-fi story, that will take you on a mind-blowing journey across the universe. You’ll meet many people of colour, droids who acts like humans, and these incredible beings called Hive Monks!

On this journey we follow Zen Starling. Zen is a young, small-time criminal who spends his days robbing unsuspecting shop owners and riding the space trains that can take you to any universe in the galaxy. One day a man called Raven approaches him with an offer he wants Zen to infiltrate a space train owned by the Imperial Noon family to steal an object hidden away on that train. On this mission Zen will be accompanied by Nova, Raven’s personal droid, and with her amazing knowledge this job should be a piece of cake, right?

…Of course not, and Zen soon finds himself in an adventure too big and too dangerous for a boy of just twelve years old. There are ruthless drones, rich families fighting for power, a God with a wish for revenge, and connecting them all are the sentient space trains that link all the worlds in the galaxy with each other...

Posted on: 13th June 2017 at 09:41 am

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