All aboard for a non-stop fantasy adventure on the
Titanic of trains!
"Will stares up, too. The locomotive steams, her hot breath
curling from the smokestacks atop the three-storey boiler. He can
feel the tremor of her expectant power through the station
platform, through the very air. Massive and black, she''s like
something forged with lightning and thunder."
Will Everett wasn''t born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but
after his family''s fortunes change, he finds himself with a
first-class ticket for The Boundless. The longest, most glamorous
locomotive in the world, it stretches more than eleven kilometres
long and pulls an astounding 987 cars: passenger cars, shooting
galleries, gardens, an onboard swimming pool, cinema and much more.
But its maiden voyage won''t be a smooth ride for Will. After
witnessing a murder during a station stop, he barely makes it back
onto the train (with a running leap!), then must work his way from
the caboose forward to his father in first class-with the murderer
and his cronies on his tail. Luckily, a clever and nimble friend is
perfecting her act in The Boundless''s circus car, and there the
real thrill ride begins. Sasquatches, bog-dwelling hags and
illusions abound in this outsized middle-grade adventure.