Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physically or virtually. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Like many book enthusiasts, I spend a lot of time entering giveaways and begging publishers and authors for review copies of novels that I desperately wish to read. Sometimes I get luck and a book shows up in my mail box or my email account, and this is one of those weeks were I got really lucky, so I thought I’d share this early Christmas gift from the good people over at Tor Books.
Series: The Dinosaur Lords #1
Publisher: Tor Books (July 28, 2015)
Length: 448 pages
“A world made by the Eight Creators on which to play out their games of passion and power, Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often brutal place. Men and women live on Paradise as do dogs, cats, ferrets, goats, and horses. But dinosaurs predominate: wildlife, monsters, beasts of burden–and of war. Colossal plant-eaters like Brachiosaurus; terrifying meat-eaters like Allosaurus, and the most feared of all, Tyrannosaurus rex. Giant lizards swim warm seas. Birds (some with teeth) share the sky with flying reptiles that range in size from bat-sized insectivores to majestic and deadly Dragons.
Thus we are plunged into Victor Milán’s splendidly weird world of The Dinosaur Lords, a place that for all purposes mirrors 14th century Europe with its dynastic rivalries, religious wars, and byzantine politics…except the weapons of choice are dinosaurs. Where vast armies of dinosaur-mounted knights engage in battle. During the course of one of these epic battles, the enigmatic mercenary Dinosaur Lord Karyl Bogomirsky is defeated through betrayal and left for dead. He wakes, naked, wounded, partially amnesiac–and hunted. And embarks upon a journey that will shake his world.”
Praise for the novel.
“It’s like a cross between Jurassic Park and Game of Thrones.”
―George R. R. Martin
“Milán (War in Tethyr) takes the arresting idea of knights on dinosaurs and expands it into the beginning of a complex and sweeping epic… Readers who pick this up for the gimmick will relish it for the able storytelling.”
“Suffice to say, I’m already desperate for a second volume, and this one hasn’t even officially hit the shelves yet! It doesn’t matter whether your tastes run more towards epic, heroic, or military fantasy, so long as you have a healthy admiration for dinosaurs, you’ll be completely enthralled by The Dinosaur Lords.”
– Bob Milne from Beauty in Ruins