Launch: The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands

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Launch: The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands

20th June 2024

Join Leeds-based author Sarah Brooks as she talks about and reads from her stunning debut novel The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands. Read more here.

It is the end of the Nineteenth 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 the Wastelands except the Great Trans-Siberian Express: an impenetrable train built to carry cargo across continents, but which now transports anyone who dares.

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