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The Kingdom on the Waves (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #2) Sequel to the National Book Award Winner A novel of the first rank, the kind of monumental work Italo Calvino called encyclopedic in the way it sweeps up history into a comprehensible and deeply textured pattern THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWFearing a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr Trefusis, escape through rising tides and pouring rain to find shelter in British occupied Boston Sundered from all he knows the College of Lucidity, the rebel cause Octavian hopes to find safe harbor Instead, he is soon to learn of Lord Dun s proclamation offering freedom to slaves who join the counterrevolutionary forces In Volume II of his unparalleled masterwork, M T Anderson recounts Octavian s experiences as the Revolutionary War explodes around him, thrusting him into intense battles and tantalizing him with elusive visions of liberty Ultimately, this astonishing narrative escalates to a startling, deeply satisfying climax, while reexamining our national origins in a singularly provocative light. New Download [ The Kingdom on the Waves (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #2) ] author [ M.T. Anderson ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. I liked the first book very much The story, the characters, the idea everything about it are unique But the prose, so welcome and so unusual in the first volume, wore me down within the first 50 pages of Vol 2 This was an absolute struggle to get through I am glad it s over.

  2. Most historical fiction books for young people take as their object to show a Typical Person with a Typical Problem in a particular era and most historical fiction for young people reflects a sort of bland consensus view of history, something that is acceptable to teach in schools Octavian Nothing is not most historical fiction.Picking up where the first book left off, Octavian a slave raised in luxury with a first rate education as part of an experiment enlists with the Royal Ethiopian Most historical fiction books for young people take as their object to show a Typical Person with a Typical Problem in a particular era and most historical fiction for young people reflects a sort of bland consensus view of history, something that is acceptable to teach in schools Octavian Nothing is not most historical fiction.Picking up where the first book left off, Octavian a slave raised in luxury with a first rate education as part of an experiment enlists with the Royal Ethiopian Regiment, which has promise...

  3. I give this one 5 stars for its ambition, authenticity and for its ability to take the reader back to the Revolutionary War But as an enjoyable read, only 3.I loved the first one and didn t really have a problem getting through it despite its language, but this one almost became a burden I read the first one over a weekend This one took me two months.I think my problem was that the story feltstandard than the first book, which was such a unique reading experience for me This is a war I give this one 5 stars for its ambition, authenticity and for its ability to take the reader back to the Revolutionary War But as an enjoyable read, only 3.I loved the first one and didn t really have a problem getting through it despite its language, but this one almost became a burd...

  4. 26 11 This isn t impressing me as much as the first book The language, the exceedingly thick and fake torn pages, the characters none of it is drawing me in to the story like the first book The novelty seems to have worn off The second book is also quite a bit longer than the first and my first thought when I picked it up at the library was Wow, that s a lot bigger than I expected That sounds dirty, but it s not meant to be and no matter what word I substitute for bigger still in th 26 11 This isn t impressing me as much as the first book The language, the exceedingly thick and fake torn pages, the characters none of it is drawing me in to the story like the first book The novelty seems to have worn off The second book is also quite a bit longer than the first and my first thought when I picked it up at the library was Wow, that s a lot bigger than I expected That sounds dirty, but it s not meant to be and no matter what word I substitute for bigger still in the same context longer, fat...

  5. This review has been revised and can now be found at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud Sequelsalways a little less exciting.

  6. The action of Volume I The Pox Party is summed up neatly in a broadside, allowing the plot of Volume II to stand on its own The emotional content of this book, though, is probably better understood in light of the first book, but there s enough going on here to completely occupy the reader.Octavian, as a character, is a fascinating outsider in the world he occupies He has the education of a well to do white man, he was raised as an object of scientific inquiry, but he also witnessed his mothe The action of Volume I The Pox Party is summed up neatly in a broadside, allowing the plot of Volume II to stand on its own The emotional content of this book, though, is probably better understood in light of the first book, but there s enough going on here to completely occupy the reader.Octavian, as a character, is a fascinating outsider in the world he occupies He has the education of a well to do white man, he was raised as an object of scientific inquiry, but he also witnessed his mother s horrific death and suffered his own indignities at the hands of Mr Gitney ...

  7. This second volume does not fit in the same category as the first of the Octavian Nothing story The gripping philosophical questions that M T Anderson raised in The Pox Party are not only left in limbo, but are also replaced by scenarios and rantings all too prevalent in most modern historical fiction I understand that the past was not a rosy hued age of perfection, but realism does not require bitter, acidic despondency either Warning If the first volume was questionable as being suitab This second volume does not fit in the same category as the first of the Octavian Nothing ...

  8. The conclusion of Octavian s tale is every bit as satisfying as the beginning it s like a stew, full of strong, hearty language and meaty chunks of characterization and I m going to drop this metaphor, for obvious reasons.Anyway, there was some really great stuff about The Kingdom on the Waves I really enjoyed the tales of how some of the slaves ended up in the Ethiopian Regiment and Octavian s chronicling thereof , and how Bono s levity sparkles throughout what is otherwise an extraor The conclusion of Octavian s tale is every bit a...

  9. I savored this book, reveling in the language I confess I read it with my ipod touch handy to look up words I didn t know just as I did with dictionaries and The New Yorker as a child, and I learned a great deal about machines of warfare This second part of Octavian Nothing s journey from slave to freed man takes him to Virginia Governor Dun s failed campaign against the rebels where an army of African Americans, promised freedom, are holed up in ships and sent out in fruitless battles I savored this book, reveling in the language I confess I read it with my ipod touch handy to look up words I didn t know just as I did with dictionaries and The New Yorker as a child, and I learned a great deal about machines of warfare This second part of Octavian Nothing s journey from slave to freed man takes him to Virginia Governor Dun s failed campaign against the rebels where an army of African Americans, promised freedom, are holed up in ships and sent out in fruitless battles From others on the ship, Octavian finds out the truth about his ancestry, sees that neither the loyalists nor the rebels will actually...

  10. I have waited to read the conclusion for awhile thanks be to bronchitis for giving me the time I didn t find the second one to be quite as mesmerizing and fascinating as the first, but it was still solid, interesting, and harrowing Octavian finally finds himself surrounded by others who are like him African and yet he is so unlike them ...