On the Train

On the Train

Book - 2012
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Is traveling on The Train a means to an end, a way to complete one's journey? Or is The Train the destination itself, rolling endlessly through realms both magical and mechanical? Where is Javan from Pingaspor headed, who gave up everything for his-third class ticket. And will nanny Eli, hired by Baroness Vasri to care for her children, be able to protect the youngsters?
Publisher: Rockville, Md. : Phoenix Pick, c2012
Description: 179 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781612420769
1612420761
Branch Call Number: Turt

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Basileus
May 01, 2014

An interesting pair of novella's from famed author Turtledove and his daughter Rachel. Both are set in a magical globe travelling train. The first story introduces us to Javan, a 3rd class passenger hoping to make his fortune on the train. It is here we get to see the behind the curtain workings of the train, and glimpses of the world outside the trains windows. In the second story, Eli is governess to the children of a rich Baroness, and becomes involved in an intrigue familiar to viewers of Game of Thrones. In both novella's we are only given tantalizing glimpses into this strange new world and how it works, but the characters are likeable and as a reader I am left with wanting more. That is always a good sign in a book.

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