Rampage at Waterloo: Battlesaurus
In this alternate history, Napoleon wins at Waterloo by unleashing a secret battlefield weapon--a legion of giant, carnivorous dinosaurs imported from the wilds of the Americas--and only fifteen-year-old Willem Verheyen stands in the way of the emperor's plan for world domination... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Science fiction, War stories, Magicians, Dinosaurs, War
||Young Adult Fiction
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In this alternate history, Napoleon wins at Waterloo by unleashing a secret battlefield weapon--a legion of giant, carnivorous dinosaurs imported from the wilds of the Americas--and only fifteen-year-old Willem Verheyen stands in the way of the emperor's plan for world domination.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Falkner gives Napoleon a toothy secret weapon in this decidedly alternate history. Kirkus Reviews Part historical fiction, part dinosaur fantasy mash-up, this book will appeal to history buffs and dinosaur fanatics alike. The battle scenes between Napoleon's army and the British are depicted in incredible detail, making readers feel as if they are right in the midst of the fight . . . The first of a promising duology that readers will find thrilling and positively addicting. School Library Journal This alternative history asks, what if Napoleon won the battle at Waterloo . . . The novel quickly ramps up to suspense, immersing the reader in the swiftly moving plot. Characters are very well drawn, capturing the reader's sympathy. With an ending wide open for a sequel, complete with a plot-thickening cliff-hanger, one can only hope that Falkner is a swift writer. Booklist
Brian Falkner was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, and now lives in Australia. He is the award-winning, best-selling author of several action-adventure novels, including the Recon Team Angel series and Brainjack. brianfalkner.com