The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 6 Critic Reviews



An elderly man living in present-day Los Angeles is forced to revisit the history he has spent years trying to deny-the tale of a young frontiersman who comes to New York City in 1901 and quickly finds a job digging the first subway tunnels. He meets a beautiful mathematical prodigy who speaks of the vanished Kingdom of Ohio. Against the electric, mazelike streets and tunnels of New York City at the beginning of the mechanical age, the couple will find themselves involved with Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, J.P. Morgan-and wrestling with the nature of history, technology, and the unfolding of time itself...

About Matthew Flaming

See more books from this Author
MATTHEW FLAMING was born in Los Angeles and studied philosophy at Hampshire College. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
Published August 29, 2009 by Berkley. 340 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Kingdom of Ohio

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

The fantastic story line that follows revolves around the heated rivalry between Tesla and his rival, genius/patent thief Thomas Edison, who is being backed here by robber baron J.P.

| Read Full Review of The Kingdom of Ohio

Dallas News

Then begins a third-person narrative describing the adventures of one Peter Force, who arrived in New York City, circa 1901, to make his way in the world, only to fall in love with Cheri-Anne Toledo, a fallen princess from the kingdom of Ohio.

Jan 10 2010 | Read Full Review of The Kingdom of Ohio

Oregon Live

The city is a terrifying wonder: "It is the biggest Italian city in the world, the biggest Jewish city in the world, the biggest Polish city ...

Jan 02 2010 | Read Full Review of The Kingdom of Ohio


The Kingdom of Ohio is an odd book, part historical novel, part romance, part fantasy, part pseudo-scholarly work.

Apr 21 2011 | Read Full Review of The Kingdom of Ohio

MostlyFiction Book Reviews

I read it eagerly, did so quickly, and do recommend it as a reputable first novel sporting some handsome prose — with the proviso that the grandness of its themes aren’t quite matched by execution or content.

Feb 18 2010 | Read Full Review of The Kingdom of Ohio

Bookmarks Magazine

Could it be that she is telling the truth and that she has stumbled onto the most dangerous secret imaginable: the key to traveling through time?

Set against the mazelike streets of New York at the dawn of the mechanical age, Peter and Cheri-Anne find themselves wrestling with the nature ...

Jan 03 2010 | Read Full Review of The Kingdom of Ohio

Reader Rating for The Kingdom of Ohio

An aggregated and normalized score based on 51 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review