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Sunday, July 19, 2015

"The Dinosaurs Are Coming": Interior sketch reveal


Interior Illustration #: Parasaurolophus! 

Parasaurolophus walkeri, having a bad day. Hadrosaurs – duckbill dinosaurs – such as this one and the round-crested Corythosaurus casuarius, are by far the most common war-mounts for the élite of Nuevaropa’s warrior-nobility, the Dinosaur Knights. At over thirty feet and almost three tons, they are themselves the riders’ most powerful weapons.

Their thick hides offer substantial protection. Judging from how deep some arrows are driven in this unfortunate specimen, they must have been shot at close enough range to do some real harm. Their common name is Sackbut, after the trombone-like instrument. Which the nasal passages running through its distinctive long crest cause it to sound like.

Raising war-hadrosaurs for Nuevaropa’s nobles is big business. Domestic ones are easily bred for hue, often in the purchaser’s family colors. But not all the blue-blooded buyers have good taste, so along with the fact that it’s gorgeous—like all artist Richard Anderson’s illustrations for THE DINOSAUR LORDS—we might have another reason to be grateful the image is in black and white.


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GUEST AUTHOR INFORMATION: Victor Milán is best known for his award-winning novel Cybernetic Samurai. In previous worlds he’s been a cowboy and Albuquerque’s most popular all-night prog-rock DJ. He’s never outgrown his childhood love of dinosaurs…and hopes you didn’t either.The Dinosaur Lords is the start of a sprawling epic fantasy series. He can be found over at his website.


Pre-order The Dinosaur Lords HERE

ABOUT THE DINOSAUR LORDS: Intrigue, beauty, brutality, and dinosaurs – welcome to Paradise.

A world made by the Eight Creators on which to play out their games of passion and power, Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often cruel place. Men and women live on Paradise 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 rule the land. Armored knights ride dinosaurs to battle legions of war-trained Triceratops and their upstart peasant crews. Seeking to centralize real power in his figurehead Fangèd Throne, Emperor Felipe of Nuevaropa sets off a chain of wars that may blaze up to consume the continent called the Tyrant’s Head. But is Imperial ambition the only spark, or are more sinister forces at work?

And so we have as our players in the tale: Fallen hero Karyl Bogomirsky, who wants to escape from constant headaches and nightmares and gets lured into the quixotic task of raising an army from a province of pacifists. Part-time Dinosaur Master and minstrel, and full-time rogue Rob Korrigan, who wants to get paid and laid—but he follows the man he’s written and sung about into what looks like certain disaster. Princess Melodia, who is eager to escape the shadow of her indulgent but neglectful father the Emperor but is faced by consequences she never anticipated. And Imperial Champion Jaume, Count of the Flowers, the Empire’s most celebrated swordsman and poet, who wants to serve Beauty and the right. But what can he do when faced with two equally wrong and ugly choices?

Lush, exotic and utterly chaotic, Victor Milan’s splendidly weird world of The Dinosaur Lords is a fantastical creation, a mirror image of 14th century Europe with its dynastic rivalries, religious wars, and byzantine politics…and the weapons of choice are dinosaurs.

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