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Battlesaurus: Clash of Empires

Battlesaurus: Clash of Empires
 

In this stunning conclusion to a unique alt-history action-adventure duology, dinosaurs from a forbidden world have been turned into unstoppable weapons by one of the most ferocious military leaders of all time. In the wake of Napoleon's crushing victory at Waterloo, the vicious ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780374300777
Barcode 9780374300777
Published 23 August 2016 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Falkner, Brian
Series Battlesaurus (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780374300777
ISBN-10 0374300771
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Imprint Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publication Date 23 August 2016
International Publication Date 9 August 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Falkner, Brian
Series Battlesaurus (part: 1)
Category Animal Stories
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Fantasy & Magical Realism
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 415g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 643677

Description of this Book

In this stunning sequel to a unique alt-history adventure, dinosaurs from a forbidden world have been turned into unstoppable weapons by one of the most ferocious military leaders of all time. In the wake of Napoleon's crushing victory at Waterloo, the vicious French general Marc Thibault and his brigade of giant carnivorous battlesaurs have struck terror across Europe. England stands alone, but an invasion is looming. Its only hope is a secret attack led by a magician's son named Willem deep inside enemy territory, to the very heart of Napoleon's terrifying new army. Deception and betrayal threaten the mission from its outset, but the courage and perseverance of Willem the saur killer and his friends lead to a clash of titanic proportions.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review <i>Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo</i></p> Falkner gives Napoleon a toothy secret weapon in this decidedly alternate history. <i>Kirkus Reviews </i></p> 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. <i>School Library Journal </i></p> 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. <i>Booklist</i></p>

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Author's Bio

Brian Falkner was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, and now lives in Australia. He is the award-winning author of several futuristic adventures, including the Recon Team Angel series and Brain Jack. brianfalkner.com

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