The stunning conclusion to the acclaimed and prizewinning Railhead trilogy.
What happens after the adventure of a lifetime? For Zen, it’s a safe, comfortable life of luxury. But it’s not what Zen wants. He misses the thrill of riding the rails, of dodging danger, and of breathing the air of different planets. Most of all of course he misses Nova – lost to him forever in a distant world. But then one day a mysterious message arrives – and that’s all Zen needs to head right off, ready for anything. Except that no one could be ready for what he finds . . .
Thrilling, thought-provoking, and breathtaking, this finale to the Railhead trilogy weaves a web of wonder, full of characters and events you will never forget.
"Rich and complex, with themes of diversity and gender, emotional impact and humour in the details" - Nicolette Jones's pick of holiday books for younger readers and teens * Sunday Times * A colossal flight of imagination and an epic piece of story-telling. * Teaching English * Thrilling, melancholic and philosophical all at the same time. * Financial Times * For sheer power of imaginative world building Philip Reeve is hard to beat. * magicfictionsincepotter.co.uk * The quality of his writing will even charm readers reluctant to get on board with a sci-fi fantasy book. * Booktrust.org * Praise for Railhead and Black Light Express, the previous books in the trilogy: A pleasing mix of the retro and futuristic, with an off-kilter love story at its heart. * Financial Times *