The Cautious Traveller's Guide to The Wastelands (Hardback)
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The Cautious Traveller's Guide to The Wastelands (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages
Published: 20/06/2024
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Following an unforgettable group of passengers on the way through the barren wasteland between Beijing and Moscow, Brookes’ enchanting period novel is a thrilling tale of mystery and danger on the Trans-Siberian Express.

'It is said there is a price that every passenger must pay. A price beyond the cost of a ticket.'

It is the end of the 19th Century and the world is awash with marvels. But there is nothing so marvellous as the Wastelands: a terrain of terrible miracles that lies between Beijing and Moscow.

Nothing touches this abandoned wilderness except the Great Trans-Siberian Express: an impenetrable train built to carry cargo across continents, but which now transports anyone who dares to cross the shadowy Wastelands.

On to the platform steps a curious cast of characters: a grieving woman with a borrowed name, a famous child born on the train and a disgraced naturalist, all heading for the Great Exhibition in Moscow.

But the old rules are changing, and there are whispers that the train isn't safe. As secrets and stories begin to unravel the passengers and crew must survive their journey through the Wastelands together, even as something uncontrollable seems to be breaking in.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781399607537
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 34 mm


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I was completely transported by this book, lost in its world and mysteries, astounded by its beauty, and full of admiration for its humanity. I loved every second I spent with it, and urge everybody to pick up a copy. It's an astonishing journey - STUART TURTON, bestselling author of THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE

A journey both unnerving and powerful, which thunders along at breathtaking speed, abounding with mysteries and marvels. Be warned - once you step into The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands, you'll never want to disembark - Samantha Shannon, author of THE BONE SEASON

This is a wild and wonderful journey; gloriously imaginative and completely captivating. Rich in allure, intrigue and suspense, it's a ride that readers will never want to end - Jennifer Saint, #1 bestselling author of ARIADNE

The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wasteland is mysterious and clever and brilliant - NATASHA PULLEY, bestselling author of THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET

Exceptional. Strange, addictive, immersive, it's a steampunk Piranesi meets His Dark Materials - Jennie Godfrey, author of THE LIST OF SUSPICIOUS THINGS

I hugely enjoyed The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands; it's like a steampunk Solaris - LAWRENCE NORFOLK, author of JOHN SATURNALL’S FEAST

Asks us to reconsider our place within the natural world amid a backdrop of capitalism and empire. . . thrilling and transcendent - RITA CHANG-EPPIG, author of DEEP AS THE SKY, RED AS THE SEA

Richly imaginative, profoundly allegorical, and utterly propulsive, I loved THE CAUTIOUS TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO THE WASTELANDS. With impeccable pacing and elegant storytelling, this novel is pure delight. Though all on the same train, each character takes a different journey and it is most marvellous to join in as they travel the Wastelands to reach their final destinations. Bravo! All aboard for a captivating and transformative adventure! - MELISSA FU, author of PEACH BLOSSOM SPRING

A spellbindingly original and totally engrossing book; I so much want to ride that train! - SHARON BOLTON, author of THE FAKE WIFE

I loved this book . . . deserves to become an instant classic - EMMA KAVANAGH, author of TO CATCH A KILLER

In Conversation: Sarah Brooks - The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands

In Conversation: Sarah Brooks - The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands

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Wednesday 26th June 18:30

Join us for an in conversation talk and book signing with the fantastic Sarah Brooks, author of The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands. Following an unforgettable group of passengers on the way through the barren wasteland between Beijing and Moscow, Brookes’ enchanting period novel is a thrilling tale of mystery and danger on the Trans-Siberian Express.

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“Fantastic journey ..”

Now, fasten your seatbelts and make yourself ready for the journey of a lifetime.

It’s the end of the 19th century and you are on the magnificent Tran-Siberian Express from Beijing to Moscow. Amongst the set of... More

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“A great book to travel in”

I rarely get to read books about trains in fiction. I’d personally argue we need more stories about trains our lives and this story definitely helps in my unbiased opinion. The way (author) describes the train, big... More

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“Incredible!”

Wow what a book! I devoured this in just two days, I didn't want to put it down and I obsessed over it every second I wasn't reading it and I expect it will stay with me for a long time yet.
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