When Will ends up in possession of the key to a train car containing priceless treasures, he becomes the target of sinister figures from his past.
In order to survive, Will must join a traveling circus, enlisting the aid of Mr. Dorian, the ringmaster and leader of the troupe, and Maren, a girl his age who is an expert escape artist. With villains fast on their heels, can Will and Maren reach Will’s father and save The Boundless before someone winds up dead?
I enjoyed reading this book. There was a lot of adventure as Will tries to avoid the Brakemen that are trying to get him. There’s also a little romance as Will is smitten with Maren and the whole problem begins because Will is trying to find Maren. The descriptions of different cars on the Boundless are crazy- a movie theater on a train? I don’t know if that is really possible. There was a little weirdness in the fact that there was a Sasquatch at the beginning of the novel who is captured and then becomes part of the circus, but later escapes. Maybe because it’s set in Canada and the Sasquatch legends are big there? One of my favorite parts was seeing the differences in the train cars as Will moves from the cars where the colonists were to 3rd class to 2nd class and up the train. It’s hard to imagine people having to travel in the conditions described in the colonists’ cars. Overall, this book is an historical adventure with a little bit of magic and legend sprinkled in. Give it a try!