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Rarely has a vessel survived the treacherous fangs of the coral reefs surrounding the island of Dinotopia, but when a storm-swollen breaker hurls the pirate ship Condor ashore, the peace of the Land Apart from Time is shattered. Reprint."
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Alan Dean Foster is the New York Times bestselling author of dozens of science fiction and fantasy novels, including most recently, Jed the Dead.From Booklist:
Born with the wonderfully illustrated children's-book-for-all-ages that gave it its name, the Dinotopia phenomenon has produced two best-selling books, is incubating a feature film, and now hatches a novel by prolific and popular fantasist Foster. Lacking the added dimension of artwork that made the first two Dinotopia books so dazzling, the book is still a well-told tale. It continues the sentimental environmental utopianism and dinosaur-hugging of its predecessors and reasonable amounts of their wit and ingenuity, too. The plot revolves around a band of pirates whose ship miraculously survives the reefs around Dinotopia and who set out to turn what they find there to profit. Will Denison, the nineteenth-century discoverer of the symbiotic human-saurian society, is dragged into taking a leading part in defeating the pirates, most of whom are converted to the Dinotopian way of life (the rest are converted into dino munchies, especially on account of their less-than-brilliant kidnapping of a baby T. Rex). Although the saurian characters are better limned than the human ones, Foster's addition to Dinotopiana will agreeably reward the fantastic place's many fans. Roland Green
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Book Description Ace Hardcover, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110441004628
Book Description Ace Hardcover. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0441004628 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0161472