The Kingdom Beyond the Waves

The Kingdom Beyond the Waves

by Stephen Hunt

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765360236
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Series: Jackelian World Series , #2
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 556
Sales rank: 1,136,072
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

In addition to being a novelist, Stephen Hunt is the founder of, one of the oldest and most popular fan-run science fiction and fantasy websites, with over a quarter of a million readers each month. Born in Canada, the author presently lives in London, and spends time in Spain with his family each year.

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The Kingdom Beyond the Waves 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jlparent on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(Bk 2 of series)Steampunk-fantasy-adventure a la Jules Verne feel...there is soooo much going on in this entry of the series. For example: clockwork computers, an assasin who is a shapeshifter, oh and let's not forget Professor Amelia Harsh, an archaeologist who is magically enhanced and a submarine manned by a less than savory crew - among many other to try to find the rest of the series...
rakerman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Crazed Raiders of the Lost Ark serials-type adventure in Hunt's usual style for this series. Every success followed by a greater cliffhanger disaster. Reasonably satisfying, bad guy had believable motivation.
orbitalfinch More than 1 year ago
There were interesting new concepts and details revealed about Jackels in this book, but it wasn't as gripping as say Court of the Air for me.
Joel_M More than 1 year ago
Hunt's sequel to "The Court of the Air" surpasses his first effort. He keeps the complexity of his steampunk world and dials down the supernatural elements to make this a much more enjoyable Indiana Jones-esque adventure with some nice geopolitical side-stories going on. A great page-turner.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Tycoon Abraham Quest agrees to fund obsessed archeologist Saint Vines College Professor Amelia Harsh's search for the legendary lost city-state of Camlantis; her theory is that the pre-history kingdom floats somewhere in the air beyond the range of Jackal air navy. Following the official rejection of her funding from the school and others, Amelia is galled having to ask and depend on odious Abraham for her quest as he is the mogul who destroyed her father leading to his suicide. To achieve the objective, Quest converts a submarine, which angers the Jackals who want to be the sole flying act. He also employs Amazonian warriors to guard his interests while Harsh persuades Commodore Black and his crew to navigate the potentially lethal water and air from deadly denizens. Not only is there danger around every breeze and wave, the Quatershift plan to sabotage the mission. The sequel to the COURT OF THE AIR is a terrific lively fantasy starring a beleaguered heroine who wonders whether her obsession is worth the cost of dealing with a man she loathes and once she decides that whether its merits the dangerous escapades. The story line is fast-paced and filled with plenty of action on land, air and sea. However, it is the cast who makes THE KINGDOM BEYOND THE WAVES a fun read as the diverse crew of the Quest is always one minor incidence from internal brawling with all bets on the Amazons. Harriet Klausner