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. Victormilan.com. @VictorMilan. Wikipedia.
As Tor announced a few days ago, The Dinosaur Lords has dinosaurs with feathers!
And here’s a great example.
Clearly, this is a running raptor – or more formally, Dromaeosaurid. I’m guessing it’s a Deinonychus antirrhopus, since they play a prominent role. Commonly known as Horrors. They’re pack predators – in the book; in reality we don’t know – common both in the wild and domestically as hunting beasts in the Empire of Nuevaropa. They’re big: eleven feet long, and up to 160 pounds or more.
This incredible image captures perfectly the animal’s speed and – well, let’s just say, for those who don’t think a feathered dinosaur can be scary….
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.
- Send an email to contest at sfsignal dot com. (That’s us).
- In the subject line, enter “The Dinosaur Lords“
- In the body of the email, please provide:
- A mailing address so the prize can be sent as soon as possible. (The winning address is used only to mail the prize. All other address info will be purged once the giveaway ends.)
- Geographic restrictions: This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S.and Canada only.
- The giveaway will end Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 (9:00 PM U.S. Central time). One (1) winner will be selected at random, notified, and announced shortly thereafter.