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Publication Date: 1 Aug 2016
Subject: Younger teen novels
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 7, Year 8, Year 9)
AR: 6.1 MY+
In a distant future in which humanity travels the stars on sentient trains, a teenage thief is tasked to steal a mysterious object and begins an adventure that will change his life.
The Great Network is a place of drones and androids, maintenance spiders and Station Angels. The place of the thousand gates, where sentient trains criss-cross the galaxy in a heartbeat.
Zen Starling is a petty thief, a street urchin from Thunder City. So when mysterious stranger Raven sends Zen and his new friend Nova on a mission to infiltrate the Emperor's train, he jumps at the chance to traverse the Great Network, to cross the galaxy in a heartbeat, to meet interesting people - and to steal their stuff.
But the Great Network is a dangerous place, and Zen has no idea where his journey will take him...
NOTE: Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2017