The Kingdom Beyond the Waves

The Kingdom Beyond the Waves

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Baker & Taylor
Obsessed with finding a prehistoric lost city, Professor Amelia Harsh accepts patronage from a man she blames for her father's suicide, blackmails an old friend, and leads a crew of freed convicts on a luckless steampunk adventure.

McMillan Palgrave

Professor Amelia Harsh is obsessed with finding the lost civilization of Camlantis, a legendary city from pre-history that is said to have conquered hunger, war, and disease with the creation of the perfect pacifist society. Without official funding, Amelia is forced to accept an offer of patronage from Abraham Quest, the man she blames for her father’s bankruptcy and suicide. She hates him, but he has something that Amelia desperately wants--evidence that proves that Camlantis existed and that the Camlantean ruins are buried under one of the sea-like lakes that dot the murderous jungles of Liongeli.

Amelia will blackmail her old friend Commodore Black into ferrying her along a huge river on his ancient U-boat. With an untrusty crew of freed convicts, Quest’s force of fearsome female mercenaries on board, and a lunatic steamman acting as their guide, Amelia’s luck seems to be going from bad to worse. Her quest for the perfect society has a good chance of bringing her own world to the brink of destruction…

The Kingdom Beyond The Waves is Stephen Hunt’s third novel, set in the same universe as The Court of the Air. Amelia Harsh is a female Indiana Jones if there ever was one, and this novel is a rollicking steampunk adventure that will hook readers for one dynamite ride.



Blackwell North Amer
Professor Amelia Harsh is obsessed with finding the lost civilization of Camlantis, a legendary city from pre-history that is said to have conquered hunger, war, and disease with the creation of the perfect pacifist society. Without official funding, Amelia is forced to accept an offer of patronage from Abraham Quest, the man she blames for her father's bankruptcy and suicide. She hates him, but he has something that Amelia desperately wants - evidence that proves that Camlantis existed and that the Camlantean ruins are buried under one of the sea-like lakes that dot the murderous jungles of Liongeli.
Amelia will blackmail her old friend Commodore Black into ferrying her along a huge river on his ancient U-boat. With an untrusty crew of freed convicts, Quest's force of fearsome female mercenaries on board, and a lunatic steamman acting as their guide, Amelia's luck seems to be going from bad to worse. Her quest for the perfect society has a good chance of bringing her own world to the brink of destruction.

Baker
& Taylor

Obsessed with finding a pre-historical lost city in spite of her lack of official funding, Professor Amelia Harsh reluctantly accepts patronage from a man she blames for her father's failures and suicide, blackmails an old friend to aid her mission, and leads a crew of freed convicts on a luckless steampunk adventure.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
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ISBN: 9780765320438
0765320436
Branch Call Number: F HUN
Characteristics: 556 p. ; 25 cm

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hoyliloo
Jan 20, 2013

The Court of the Air is the first book in the series.

sarahanngauthier4 Jul 03, 2012

Does anyone know if you have to read this one first? If not, what is the first one in the series?

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nerowolfgal
Jun 26, 2012

Best of the series!

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paulopacheco21
Oct 20, 2010

A great example of Steam Punk Fiction reminiscent of Jules Verns and Arthur Conan Doyle Lost World.
Worth the wait to read it.

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