Manifest Destiny Volume 2: Amphibia And Insecta (2014)
Fiction Review by The Gravedigger
The expedition continues and the crew encounters gigantic insects as well as monstrous frogs. Captain Lewis, who is keeping track of their discoveries in two separate logs-the real one and a "cleaned-up" version that leaves out all the fantastic creatures-is at odds with Mrs. Boniface, who figures out what he's up to. She's a survivor from the plant overrun fort in Volume 1. This time the expedition comes to a halt when their ship lodges on an arch that's in the water. They try to unhitch it but the men are attacked by a hideous, many-tongued frog, which wants to eat them. This is its territory. There's also dissension among the crew, half of who were conscripted criminals. One of them even rapes a woman and Lewis and Clark have to find a suitable punishment for him. Also. the expeditions biggest ally is the Native American woman Sacagawea, who seems to be fearless.