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Black Light Express

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the epic Railhead.

Author Philip Reeve

Suitable for:  12+. Fans of Philip Reeve, particularly his Mortal Engines series.

Price:  £10.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-274478-4
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Hardback: 320 pages
Dimensions: 210x148mm

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There was nothing, and then there was a train. A train with two passengers: a petty thief from a dead-end town, and an android girl who could be more human than the rest of us. Join Zen and Nova as they find out what really lies beyond the end of the universe . . .

This page was last updated on 13 January 2019 at 04:30 GMT


  • "A pleasing mix of the retro and futuristic, with an off-kilter love story at it's heart" - Financial Times
  • "The quality of his writing will even charm readers reluctant to get n board with a sci-fi fantasy book" -
  • "For sheer power of imaginative world building Philip Reeve is hard to beat" -
  • "equally brilliant sequel" - Teach Reading and Writing
  • "Thrilling, melancholic and philosophical all at the same time" - Financial Times
  • "A colossal flight of imagination and an epic piece of story-telling" - Teaching English
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