Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Zack Wanzer would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Thomas and the Lady of Sodor

By Zack Wanzer

Other / Adventure

Preface

Dear Friends,

The North Western Railway has a long history of locomotive technology, with many engines from the 1850s all the way into the 21st century. Young or old, these iron horses, oil guzzlers, and electrics have worked hard for many years.

But it hasn’t always been the case. Why? Let me explain…

The summer of 2007 had been stressful for the engines on the Island of Sodor; a visiting diesel caused all kinds of trouble and nearly succeeded in having a steam engine from an older railway company scrapped, but a certain blue tank engine and his friends saved her from certain doom.

Sir Stephen Topham Hatt was proud of all his engines, and he ordered that the diesel be withdrawn from service. I went to those who were involved, and told some very interesting stories! Thomas’ side of the story was the most interesting, and told me of the Lady of Sodor.

For an old engine, she’s young at heart, and is grateful for Thomas and his friends. “If not for them, I’d have ended up as scrap,” Lady told me, “but I’m lucky for Thomas – he’s a great friend to have around,” she added proudly. After I hearing everyone’s point of view, I pieced them together as one big story.

I hope you enjoy reading of one of Sodor’s biggest adventures as much as I enjoyed writing it too!

-The Author

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Hawkebat: Playing both Kotor I & II and Swtor I found the story line interesting and it held me until chapter 35 Very good story and plot flow until then, very few technical errors. I felt that the main character was a bit under and over powered, as it fought for balance. The last few chapters felt too f...

Sara Grover: Being that this is your first story and I assume first draft, a lot of little mistakes are common, we all have made them; little things like your instead of you're, missed capitalization, missing punctuation, etc. As for the plot, I have a lot of questions and I did leave comments on certain sect...

Theresa Alley: right from the start it is of the genre I love!! And it doesn't slow down from there!! I love that it kept me reading til I had no more story left to read!! I finished it in one day!! love this book!! looking forward to more from this author, if not about ASTA, more of the same style!! PLEASE!!!???

bhodges11: I like the concept of the story, but there were things that I felt could use more detail. I like the back stories created, but was left wanting more from parts of the story. I like the cadence of the author's writing style - it was a very easy, enjoyable read. I felt like it ended on, not a cliff...

Charlie_8472: Recommended to me by a friend, I thought I'd give this a read. As a hobbyist blacksmith, the blurb certainly caught my attention. I found the sentence about them drinking, dancing and fighting a strange combination of activities, perhaps a reflection of the writer’s personality and humour. Howeve...

Valeria Rocco Lo Presti: I have to confess that I read the book in less than a week. I became obsessed with the characters as I was entering to their world. It is definitely a must for those who enjoy a pleasant reading with amazing writing skills!

Cassie Jacobson: So many twists and turns. Keeps you wanting to read to see what happens next. The main character is detailed well. The struggles and growth of Joby makes you admire her. It gives you a proud satisfied feeling while reading it. A refreshing difference then most books out there today, and in a w...

alexawalsh96: Omg I hate reading yet I haven't put the book down yet! I'm on chapter 16 and can't stop my poor eyes are screaming cause I'm not used to reading this much!! I haven't finished reading it and want a hard copy!! Best book ever!

CookieMonster911: The story overall was an adventure that is appealing to any age. The way the characters develop adds a more human characteristic to the novel. The writing style itself is amazing because you can learn every character's thoughts and emotions. The awkward love triangle and jerk moments adds to the ...

More Recommendations

Jessica Esa: With a tantalising end to the first chapter, the authour has given us a treat and a welcome addition to the fantasy adventure genre. To limit it to just such would be an injustice however, as this novel clearly draws on elements of historical fiction, fairy tale and horror. Simply, there's someth...

Books17: This is my first book review.I found the story to be very intriguing.The beginning of the story starts and you are immediately thrown into wanting to know what will happen next, The action, or intrigue is established early, so there isn't the feeling of the story dragging on, or thinking about wh...

internathunal: I was held captive by your sense of style. I would love to see more from you. I enjoyed this immensely.

Megan Loan: I've never before had the pleasure to read something so unique. It was so captivating, and so unexpected. I was surprised by the protagonist and the idea of a pizza shop becoming a post apocalyptic delivery system. Good plot and amazing story telling. There could have been many places for the st...