Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle The Kingdom on the Waves
First Written 2008
Genre Fiction
Origin US
Publisher Candlewick Press
ISBN-13 978-0763629502
My Copy library copy
First Read January 31, 2010

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, ... Vol 2

Even better than the first volume. I was really surprised at how Anderson was able to combine our hero's moral growth with his ever-more-dire circumstances. And yes, I realize that this is the standard formula for YA adventure, but it's really deftly done. And grim! So grim!

Noted on February 5, 2010

. . . imagine how the battle would appear, were one a triplet: the long afternoon, the armor in the sun; seeing your own self cut down again and then again, and killing the same man, only to have him rise, just winded, and raise his sword to finish you.

Quoted on January 31, 2010

And the men now call me Buckra, which is their word for a white man, for having seen me read, they say that I am a white man hidden in a black skin. And I have just called them 'they.'

Quoted on January 31, 2010

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