Billy Bartram dreams of accompanying his father on one of his expeditions through the American wilderness, but when the invitation comes, the adventure is not what Billy expected. Traveling in a flying aeroship, Billy joins his father's secret society of philosophers and scientist on a special quest. They are searching for the lost kingdom of the Welsh Prince Madoc to seek help in an oncoming war against the French. However, a host of unexpected dangers hinder their progress.
In The Lost Kingdom , Matthew Kirby combines historical characters with fantasy. He creates a wild and alternate America with lost civilizations and fantastical creatures. Explorers experience strange landscapes, a giant bear-wolf and mastodon-like Incognitum. History and imagination combine to create a compelling adventure story perfect for tween readers. This book is also great entertainment for American colonial history lovers. however, they must be open to an alternate reality.