Paradise is a unique world where dinosaurs roam the land
along with humans. It is a medieval fantasy type of
existence in basically every way. Instead of riding dragons
or other mythical creatures, the warriors of Paradise ride
headlong into battle on the backs of Triceratopses and
Tyrannosaurus Rexes. An interesting premise to say the
least, right? THE DINOSAUR PRINCESS is the third and final
book in Victor Milan's ambitious Dinosaur
Lords series. For those not familiar with the first two
books, Paradise is essentially an alternate world where
dinosaurs never became extinct and humans have somehow been
transported there. In the first two books, different
factions battled for control of areas of Paradise and
dinosaurs were used as both hideous weapons and also
transportation. Medieval knights were somehow able to tame
the beasts and use them to their advantage forming a bond.
Depending on what type of dinosaurs each faction had under
their control and their aggressiveness determined who had
the upper hand in many of the battles that were waged.
Throughout the first two books, we are also fed hints that
there was an underlying mystery as to how the humans came to
this dangerous alternate world and this just serves to
enhance the series and give it another intriguing storyline.
The good news is that in THE DINOSAUR PRINCESS we are
finally treated to that answer and when it is revealed, it
truly knocks you for a loop. Couple that with the other
story thread of the different battling house vying for
prominence, and THE DINOSAUR PRINCESS is a packed final book
where much happens and almost no one comes out unscathed.
I have to admit to being very skeptical when I first began
this series. One of the first quotes I read described Victor
Milan's series as "a cross between Jurassic Park and Game
of Thrones". This is unfair of course, and when any book is
compared to Game of Thrones I always take that with a grain
of salt. Marketing being what it is these days I understand
and don't hold it against the author. I thoroughly enjoyed
book one while feeling like book two was a bit of filler, so
it was with much anticipation that I cracked open THE
DINOSAUR PRINCESS. All in all, I thought it was an excellent
finale and Milan wrapped everything up in a very satisfying
way. As I said earlier, the big reveal of how and why humans
were transported into the world of Paradise is worth the
price of admission alone. My advice would be to not go into
it thinking it is going to be similar to Jurassic Park or
Game of Thrones, but take it on its own merits. It really is
a fascinating and fun story once you get invested. I enjoyed
the entire series and would recommend it to anyone who
craves something different in their fantasy reading. It was
definitely a refreshing departure for someone who has become
a bit jaded with the same old same old. Give this series a
go, you won't be sorry.
The Dinosaur Princess is a thrilling epic fantasy
adventure set in an alternative world of intrigue, beauty,
WELCOME TO PARADISE: A primordial world with every
species of dinosaur, large and small. And humans, who were
brought to this world on the whim of the gods.
Knights ride into battle on Triceratops; their heroes
lead them on T-Rexes.
Karyl Bogomirskiy is one such hero. Once, he held power.
Betrayed by those closest to him, he was resurrected by the
Fae, magical beings native to the world, who seek to use him
in their eternal battle against alien gods. Karyl just wants
to be left in peace, reluctant to be anyone’s tool, much
less a savior.
But the gods have returned to judge their human experiment
and to finally rid the planet of the Fae. And while Karyl
doesn’t feel like a hero, he’s humanity’s last best hope.
The Dinosaur Princess is the newest epic fantasy
adventure set in a world where knights ride armored
dinosaurs into battle, hailed by George R. R. Martin as "A
cross between Jurassic Park and Game of Thrones."