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Capstone Editions


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The Great Network is an ancient interstellar web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. But the Network is also a hazardous mess of twists and turns. In a universe so vast and complex, nothing is as it seems, and danger always lies just around the bend. From the creative mind of award-winning author Philip Reeve comes a stunning new sci-fi adventure guaranteed to be a heart-pounding ride. Step aboard, the universe is waiting.

PublisherCapstone Editions
BrandCapstone Editions
Age Level12-18 Years
Reading LevelGrades 7-12
GenreFantasy & Science Fiction

ISBN: 9781630790967


ISBN: 9781684460533




Booklist Online - Julia Smith

"Reeve’s planet-hopping Railhead (2016) ended dramatically with the opening of a new, interstellar train gateway, and this gripping sequel picks up as Nova (an androidlike Motorik) and thief Zen Starling emerge from it onto a new, previously disconnected world. . . .Action, imagination, and political intrigue pervade this book, but its most fascinating aspect is the gradually revealed mythology surrounding the Railmakers and Guardians—both godlike machine intelligences. A breathless, thought-provoking read in a series that shows no signs of losing steam." - Booklist Online

January 5, 2018

School Library Jouirnal - Carla Riemer, Claremont Middle School, Oakland, CA

"STARRED REVIEW! As the narrative unfurls, the tangle of truth about the origin and control of the rails and K-gates is just as exciting as the hunt itself. The worlds and their inhabitants—track-building worms, delightfully aggressive retired war trains, unapologetic evildoers, and insects and multiple other nonhuman creatures—are distinct and crystal clear. . . .For fans of fantasy adventure, especially those who are new to the genre." - School Library Jouirnal

July 1, 2017

Critical Blast - Dennis Russo

"This book, like RAILHEAD, moves at breakneck speed at times, and Reeves does an excellent job of bouncing back and forth between the different story lines, keeping each going and you interested so you never forget what was happening, all the time bringing the story lines together like different train lines connecting cities across the country. . . .I loved this book as much as the first, and I know this because, as with the first book, I was truly sad when the book ended. . . .The minds and personalities Reeves developed for the trains is as cool as the organic beings he has created. An awesome story that I hope goes on, and I believe you will enjoy. Highly recommended." - Critical Blast

May 22, 2017