The kingdoms / Natasha Pulley.
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- ISBN: 9781635576085
- ISBN: 1635576083
- Physical Description: 436 pages ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.
Joe Tournier, suffering from a form of epilepsy that causes amnesia, leaves the French-ruled London for the rebel land of Scotland to search for answers about his identity.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 June #1
Joe Tournier's life is a muddled mess at the beginning of Pulley's latest (after The Lost Future of Pepperharrow, 2020), and his confusion continues throughout the story. As he steps off the train at London's (yes, London's) Gare du Roi station, he has no clue where he lives or who his family is. With a diagnosis of an epileptic seizure and a master claiming ownership, Joe returns to an unfamiliar wife and life. Before he finishes his enslaved years, he receives a postcard that waited 93 years for delivery. Later, he leaves his wife and daughter for a three-month assignment to repair the lighthouse pictured on the mysterious postcard. He finds himself thrust back in time and abducted by the remnants of the English navy, who are desperately fighting off the French in a revised version of history. As he shifts between time lines, Joe becomes aware of some of the ripple effects of history changing around him and must determine when he belongs. This riveting story keeps the reader hoping that Joe can rebuild his family in the best time line. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
Natasha Pulley, the author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, The Bedlam Stacks, and The Lost Future of Pepperharrow, studied English literature at Oxford University and earned a creative writing M.A. at the University of East Anglia. She lives in Bath, England.
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