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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Wildness!
One of the difficulties with Stephen Hunt's books is that his worlds are populated with such wild creatures, magic and technology that it can sometimes be difficult to imagine it. But if you take the time to read through it - even if you can't quite picture everything - you will find a brilliant tale with robust, interesting characters, death-defying adventures, and a...
Published on Jan. 23 2010 by Luke Minaker

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, poor execution
As with his previous novel "Court of the Air", I only managed to get a few hundred pages in to this. I kept thinking it was going to get better and unfortunately it didn't. The story never congeals into something you can grasp..too many sub-plots, confusing politics, and as others have pointed out, characters with no depth. Stephen Hunt has some great ideas but he gets...
Published on Nov. 8 2009 by P. Smith


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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Wildness!, Jan. 23 2010
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Luke Minaker (Toronto, Canada) - See all my reviews
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One of the difficulties with Stephen Hunt's books is that his worlds are populated with such wild creatures, magic and technology that it can sometimes be difficult to imagine it. But if you take the time to read through it - even if you can't quite picture everything - you will find a brilliant tale with robust, interesting characters, death-defying adventures, and a world so intricate and wild that will leave you breathless!

As Hunt's second book, it is much easier to read than Court of the Air, the story is solid, the characters more believable and their motivations clearer.

Kingdom Beyond the Waves is a delightful, intense, exciting read from front to back! I highly recommend it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, poor execution, Nov. 8 2009
As with his previous novel "Court of the Air", I only managed to get a few hundred pages in to this. I kept thinking it was going to get better and unfortunately it didn't. The story never congeals into something you can grasp..too many sub-plots, confusing politics, and as others have pointed out, characters with no depth. Stephen Hunt has some great ideas but he gets bogged down in world building and not very clever references to Dickens etc. Stephen are you listening?? Put in a map!
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