Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.

This week I am waiting on The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán (July 28, 2015)

Summary from GoodReads

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.

Why I’m Waiting

As I said in my Top Ten Tuesday "They're riding dinosaurs.  Who doesn't want to read this?"  Aside from the obvious amazingness of riding dinosaurs into war the world sounds really cool.  George R.R. Martin even got a blurb on the cover: "It's like a cross between Jurassic Park and Game of Thrones"  Two of my favorite books/series (I hope Martin meant the book and not the movie for Jurassic Park, the movie was quite awful in comparison).  Medieval times with dinosaurs?  I hope this includes jousting on triceratops, sooooo much cooler than on horseback.  Plus a built in sheild!  The plot sounds interesting too, full of political intrigue, betrayals, and all around medieval awesomeness.  And Dinosaurs!!

1 comment:

  1. Great pick. I've not heard of this one but I hope you enjoy it when it's released.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian