The Lost Kingdom

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  • Title: The Lost Kingdom
  • Author: Matthew J. Kirby
  • ISBN: 9780545274265
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover

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The Lost Kingdom

About Author

  1. Matthew Kirby was born in Utah, and grew up in Maryland, California, and Hawaii As an undergraduate he majored in history, and then went on to pursue an M.S in school psychology For ten months out of the year he works with students, and during the rest of the year he writes He and his wife currently live in northern Utah.

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  1. Forgive me for a slight rant I usually try not to do that but this book did raise some strong feelings.Such as.If these are the best minds in America then let s surrender Characters This book is basically supposed to be about a group of men Philosophers who protect and maintain knowledge and order in early America allegedly the best minds in the nation all searching for something Unfortunately it s almost impossible to keep these dull, stupid characters straight Occasionally they will make a sud [...]


  2. Here s why I didn t want to read The Lost Kingdom I m not that into historical fiction and I m not that into fantasy But mostly, I didn t want to read it because it s thick I have a job to do I need to help kids want to read That means getting the right book into the hands of the right student The shorter the text, the books I can expose myself to Plus, generally speaking, the student who can access 300 page fantasy novels doesn t need too much of my help finding books There were only two reaso [...]


  3. Note An advanced reader copy was provided by the publisher.Review originally published at Views from the Tesseract shanshad1.wordpress 2013 0The last time I encountered a story that used the legend of Prince Madoc as inspiration for the story, it was A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L Engle Apparently, it was a popular legend in the Colonial days The story goes that long before Columbus discovered America, a Welsh prince came to the shores of North America with some of his people Rumors of [...]


  4. When I heard about this book I thought, SHUT UP Somebody else is fascinated by the lost Welsh colony And they ve beaten me to the punch writing a book about it And it s my friend Matt THAT BAD MATT Because as soon as I hear Matt s name, I know that the book will be EXCELLENT, and completely different from what I imagined, and that I will love it, and that I will not be able to stay angry at Matt for using an idea I might have wanted to write about some day because he s just so darn nice and his [...]


  5. Fantastic mid grade fantasy, a must read for boys and girls in middle school A fantastic amount of research went into The Lost Kingdom Having spent almost a year researching Madoc myself Coming of Age would be another way of describing this book.I recommend reading it.


  6. The Lost Kingdom by Matthew J Kirby combines a young adult novel with an interesting setting I thought it was a lot of fun to read.The book takes place in a Pre Revolutionary War America, and includes the kind of fantastical inventions usually seen in steampunk Billy Bartram sets out on an adventure with his father, who is part of a secret society of philosophers and scientists They are looking for the lost city of a Welsh prince named Madoc, and they hope he can help them in their war against t [...]



  7. 4.5 It would have been 5 if not for Jane.Originally posted here at Random Musings of a Bibliophile I didn t know much about The Lost Kingdom before starting it I never read the synopsis I knew Matthew Kirby wrote it, and as I quite liked Icefall that was all I needed I wish I went into books this way Not having any idea what the story even is, I m always pleasantly surprised with what I get This one is a great read from start to finish.Set just before the beginning of the French and Indian War, [...]


  8. 4.5 Stars Review Posted on Granitemedia granitemedia 2013 12 t Billy Bartram, the youthful son of a botanist explorer in colonial Pennsylvania, awakens one night to the sound of French speaking intruders rustling through his father s study on their farm He helps his father escape harm and is brought into his confidence, learning that his father belongs to a secret society of philosophers, inventors, and scientists led by one Benjamin Franklin Soon he is invited along with his father on a spectac [...]


  9. Matthew J Kirby adds another winner to his oeuvre This old fashioned adventure yarn reminds me in style and feel but not in language or pace of Treasure Island Kidnapped and also H Rider Haggard s King Solomon s Mines The mix of fact, myth, fiction and fantasy is superb and the author is scrupulous about separating out which is which in a end note , the characters are well developed The themes of walking your own path and appreciating similarities and differences are seamlessly integrated and be [...]


  10. 3.5 starsMatthew Kirby set himself a pretty high bar with his first two YA books Both The Clockwork Three and Icefall made it onto my top ten list for Fantasy Literature their respective years, and Icefall I would have put on my top ten list of books that year, fantasy or not So when I say that his third book, The Lost Kingdom, doesn t quite match up, one should keep that high extremely high bar in mind Despite being weaker in comparison, it s still a pretty good book, and it comes as all his ot [...]


  11. My name is Billy, and Benjamin Franklin has welcomed me to join my father and others as a member of the Philosophical Society I didn t even know they existed, but these scientists secretly act as protectors of the colonies The Society fears a war between France and England is looming, and the colonies will be the battleground We re following legends and heading west on a flying ship to find the lost Welsh kingdom of Prince Madoc, and we hope to convince the kingdom to become our allies I ve seen [...]


  12. Great historical fiction with a bit of creative license to make a rolicking colonial American adventure of a group venturing into the wild western wilderness Teenager main character Billy Bartram has been invited by his father to join a special expedition in the year 1754 with the American Philosophical Society of Philadelphia His father s passion expertise, botany, equals his fascination with the rumors of an ancient Welsh kingdom, established in the far west of the North American continent Bil [...]


  13. I have been a fan of Kirby s book for a long time I loved his Clockwork Three novel and also enjoyed his Dark Gravity Sequence series This was an okay middle grade adventure steampunk novel by Kirby I enjoyed some aspects of the story but through the whole thing was a bit simple and slow at points.Billy Bartram is ecstatic when his father decides to let Billy accompany him on a journey into the American wild west The society that Billy s dad is part of is seeking the lost people of the Welsh Pri [...]


  14. I m still in the middle of this book after a year, but I don t want to finish it I m a big fan of Matt Kirby, but this one is a struggle for me Mostly, it s the ONLY female character Being female, I m bothered by her role in the book as the one that gets left behind and then the one that causes problems The men are patronizing scientists and the main character is clueless to the point of being irritating This book feels like a man s club wandering in the wilderness The plot feels like a man s cl [...]


  15. A solid middle grade historical adventure fantasy, with some steampunk added for fun It was interesting, rooted in history, explored the fantastic Welsh kingdom in America myth A Swiftly Tilting Planet, anyone , and let some tensions unresolved Solid read for kids.


  16. Really interesting idea, I loved the flying ship and the Philanthropic Society, it was all very much like a Jules Vern novel for a younger audience I just wasn t really in the mood for it at the time.


  17. Two second recap The Lost Kingdom is a creative, adventurous tale of a father and son, as they journey through an alternate 1700s American to find a lost Welsh colony Full review Just last week, I admitted to being blown away at the depth of the writing and the issues covered in Laurel Snyder s Seven Stories Up It looks like the trend s going to continue this week, because I was in serious awe of Matthew J Kirby s excellent The Lost Kingdom This is a rip roaring adventure of father and son, as t [...]


  18. Wow Billy Bertram s father John is a renowned botanist in colonial times who lives in Philadelphia John has started the Society of Philosophers with Benjamin Franklin, a secret group that brings together the best and brightest from their respective fields machinery mechanics, astronomy, history, philosophy, electricity, inventors, etc who also happen to be patriots There is legend and rumor of Native Americans who speak Welsh, having learned it from a Welsh group that set sail and landed in the [...]


  19. Published by Audio in 2013.Read by Charlie McWadeDuration 8 hours, 41 minutesThe Lost Kingdom is an alternate history set in a world in which mastodons still roam North America in great herds and are hunted by giant predators called bearwolves The story is set just before the French and Indian War and the situation is easily recognizable for anyone familiar with that time period The English colonies arranged along the Eastern Seaboard but the interior is largely controlled by the French and thei [...]


  20. Rated PG You are probably looking for a plot summary Not going to happen in this review, I am afraid You can get that elsewhere in other peoples reviews, in the plot summary next to the book pretty much everywhere Instead, this will be of a comparative book review to my favorite book by Kirby Dreadfully inadequate, I m afraid, but these are my general impressions and the things I remember about the book Sorry I read it waaaaay back in June, which was about four months ago I m starting to think [...]


  21. Billy is thoroughly surprised when his botanist father invites him to join his next expedition into the wilderness He will be joining other members of the American Philosophical Society as they take a revolutionary new airship west in an attempt to find the lost colony of Madoc in hopes this legendary Welsh kingdom will ally themselves with the colonists against the threatening French Of course, some people think they re just chasing phantoms Know one really knows for sure if the lost kingdom of [...]


  22. I liked how at first you don t really realize this is kind of a fantasy steampunk alternative America story Its kind of a slower unfolding with only little hints at first, which I enjoyed I also loved it s feel of adventure My heart definitely sped up and I felt nervous anxious than once I also thought the conflict between Billy and his father was believable and added some really nice depth to the story All told, I really enjoyed this book and the only thing that would have made it even stronge [...]


  23. A Review of the AudiobookPublished by Audio in 2013.Read by Charlie McWadeDuration 8 hours, 41 minutesThe Lost Kingdom is an alternate history set in a world in which mastodons still roam North America in great herds and are hunted by giant predators called bearwolves The story is set just before the French and Indian War and the situation is easily recognizable for anyone familiar with that time period The English colonies arranged along the Eastern Seaboard but the interior is largely controll [...]


  24. Age Range 9 13Genre Action Adventure, Steampunk, Historical FantasyBilly Bartram desperately wants to accompany his famous botanist father John on one of his adventurous collecting trips Billy gets his wish when the brilliant and eccentric members of Ben Franklin s Philosophical Society decide to search out the legendary lost tribe of Welsh King Madoc in order to form a political alliance against the French Flying over unexplored territories in an airship called de Terzi, they are challenged by [...]


  25. Billy Bartram enjoys helping out his naturalist father in this alternate late 1700s United States When his father is asked by Ben Franklin to go on a mission in an air ship to find the lost Welsh kingdom of Madoc and ask them to help fight against the French, Billy is allowed to go as well, since his father hopes to gather specimens when they are out west A group of various people take off, and it is soon discovered that the daughter of the mission leader, Jane, has stowed away This ends poorly [...]


  26. At first I didn t think that I would like this book I am not a typical fan of American History, and the historical fiction that I do read that is set in America tends to be very realistic I don t often read alternative history so I had to talk myself into reading this book and I am so happy that I did A great story touching on prejudices, historical myths, and set in a time that I don t usually read this book was really fun Following the story of Billy, whose father is a botanist, set little bit [...]


  27. The Lost Kingdom is a mix of frontier myth and steampunk fantasy, set in the 1750 s following the misadventures of the American Philosophical Society as it launches an expedition into the west aboard an experimental airship to seek out the legendary kingdom of Prince Madoc, a Welshman rud to have reached the New World centuries before Columbus With war looming between England and France over the Ohio Territory, the Society hopes that these reputed Welshmen could provide them with natural allies [...]


  28. Billy Bertram wants to be like his father John, who is a renowned botanist Billy gets the opportunity to go with his father on an expedition into the wilds of Ohio They and the other scientists are looking for the Kingdom of Madoc War between the French and British is coming to the colonies and the British would like to have Madoc as their ally They believe that the Kingdom of Madoc was founded hundreds of years ago by Welsh explorers and still exists somewhere They take their flying ship and al [...]


  29. What if colonial America used steam punk technology to discover the lost Welsh Indians Matthew Kirby takes that giant leap in his historical fiction novel for young adults, The Lost Kingdom.Just prior to the outbreak of the French and Indian War, Benjamin Franklin sends several members of the American Philosophical Society on an unlikely adventure Tasked with discovering a lost tribe of Welsh speaking Indians and the descendants of Madoc, these scientists explore the wild frontier along the Ohio [...]


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