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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán
Expected publication: July 28, 2015 by Tor Books

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 planteaters like Brachiosaurus; terrifying meateaters 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 batsized 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…and the weapons of choice are dinosaurs. Where we have vast armies of dinosaur-mounted knights engaged in battle. And 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.


Really, come, on, how cool is this?It's an historical fantasy, with all the religious and political conflicts of 14th century Europe . . . and freakin' dinosaur mounted knights? Dragons are cool, no doubt about it, but these are armored knights riding all species of dinosaur! Seriously, I can't begin to explain just how excited I am about this one.

23 comments:

  1. That's new to me! Looks like an intriguing read! Dinosaurs! Can't get much better than that!

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  2. Medieval with dinosaurs - what a great combination.
    Out next July? Almost a year away!

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    1. Yeah, it's a long wait, but I'm hoping to get my hand on an ARC before then. :)

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  3. There is not a genre of fiction that can't be improved by adding dinosaurs to the equation.

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  4. The story by the sounds of it is like a bizarre Lost World meets Assassins Creed Mashup. I'm definitely tempted to read this one for sure. Plus, Dragon Mounted Knights! Umm, heck yeah.

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    1. Lost World meets Assassins Creed - great description!

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  5. OMG sound exquisitely intriguing and super epic!

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    1. Yeah, if it's even half as good as it sounds, the kid in me will be very excited. :)

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    2. hope they sell movie rights to someone :)

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  6. This will either fail in an epic way or be the surprise of the year. Either way it reminds me of some toys I had back in the eighties childhood- only those had lasers.

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    1. HA - I remember those! All things considered, though, I think Milán is wise to stop shy of the lasers.

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  7. This does sound VERY cool. Plus you gotta love that cover art, a guy riding a dinosaur??? Awesome!

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    1. I like the cover, especially the grittiness of it. Just seems fitting somehow.

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  8. Ok, you had me at dinosaur mounted knights. This sounds ridiculously awesome. Great choice!

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    1. "Ridiculously awesome." Couldn't have said it better myself!

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  9. Dinosaurs!! This one sounds brilliant!!
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  10. I agree! It sounds so cool and awesome, so thank you for sharing! I'll add it on my TBR.

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  11. Oh yes, I just happened to add this one to my Goodreads a couple days ago, one to watch!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Not surprised - we do tend to think alike, more often than not. :)

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  12. Haven't heard of this but it sounds interesting :)

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  13. Yes! I saw this one a little while ago and am quite curious to check it out!

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