Saturday, 13 August 2016

FANTASY REVIEW: The Dinosaur Lords 2: The Dinosaur Knights - Victor Milan

Release Date: 05/07/16
Publisher:  Tor


Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often cruel world. There are humans on Paradise but dinosaurs predominate: wildlife, monsters, beasts of burden, and of war. Armored knights ride dinosaurs to battle legions of war-trained Triceratops and their upstart peasant crews.

Karyl Bogomirsky is one such knight who has chosen to rally those who seek a way from the path of war and madness. The fact that the Empire has announced a religious crusade against this peaceful kingdom, the people who just wish to live in peace anathema, and they all are to be converted or destroyed doesn't help him one bit.

Things really turn to mud when the dreaded Grey Angels, fabled ancient weapons of the Gods who created Paradise in the first place come on the scene after almost a millennia. Everyone thought that they were fables used to scare children. They are very much real.

And they have come to rid the world of sin...including all the humans who manifest those vices.

"THE DINOSAUR KNIGHTS" is the second in Victor Milan's lush, exotic tale about knights. Knights riding dinosaurs.


The second title in Victor’s Dinosaur Lords series and to be honest I was still quite disappointed with it and whilst I had a lot of problems with the first I was hoping that with the world building set up that the author would look more to developing the characters as well as the overall arc so that it could become a series I could get behind.

For me, a lot of the same errors from the first was still there. The characters were pretty standard fantasy stereotropes, the arc was lacking and the dialogue was forced so much so that to me it felt like the characters were fighting against the author for every step within.

All round a great disappointment to me and a series I won’t spend any more time with.

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