Come with me, Zen Starling, she had said. The girl in the red coat. But how did she know his name?
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.
To celebrate the publication of Railhead by Philip Reeve, OUP have commissioned several other artists to create their own interpretations of the caracters or cityscapes. Railhead is a new, exciting sci-fi adventure story and it's been amazing to see how other artists imagine this world that Philip Reeve has created.
Today, I have the absolute pleasure to be sharing with you another exclusive piece of artwork inspired by Railhead.
Cleave Cityscape by Jonathan Edwards
I absolutely love this. Do find out more about the artist, Jonathan Edwards at his website.
Railhead by Philip Reeve is published on 1st October by OUP.