We’re absolutely thrilled with the amazing response we’ve had from fellow children’s authors to advance copies of Rise of the Raptors by Dan Metcalf and illustrated by Aaron Blecha, the first in a four book series Dino Wars, publishing on the 28th April:
What is there not to love about talking dinosaurs? It’s exactly the sort of adventure I had always wished I could go on as a kid! Dino Wars is not only pre-hysterical, it’s a thrilling romp through the future!
Andy Briggs, author of Hero.com, Tarzan series and The Inventory
An action-packed treat for young dinosaur fans! So dinotastic it will shake you off your seat and make your teeth chatter!
Chris d’Lacey, author of The Last Dragon Chronicles
An imaginative and fast-paced adventure with dinosaurs and lasers, what’s not to love?!
Giles Paley-Phillips, children’s author
This is a fun and imaginative adventure set in an exciting new genre… dino-punk!
Huw Powell, author of the Spacejackers series
I thoroughly enjoyed the first adventure of Dino Wars, it feels like I’ve embarked on an epic adventure! The story is fast paced and exciting, and the characters are brilliant fun (well, not Lord General Stryker, of course…) I want to be in the gang with Adam, Chloe and Dag! I like the dino facts that are scattered throughout and I love the scale of the world that Dan has created. I can’t wait to hear how their crystal mission continues. Fantastic illustrations from Aaron Blecha who’s done a great job in characterising all the different dinos – I particularly love the first meeting of the lycorhinuses. More, please!
Clare Elsom, author and illustrator, Horace & Harriet
Dan Metcalf has created a believable futuristic world where humans and dinosaurs co-exist. This promises to be a must-read series. Reluctant readers especially will be hooked.
Saviour Pirotta, author of Firebird
What’s not to love about a future filled with talking dinosaurs, dino-cities and a quest to save the world? A fast-paced, strikingly scaly tale with acres of action and adventure.
Guy Bass, author of the Stitch Head and Spynosaur books
Dinos, Dilotron crystals and computer chaos – a raptor rollercoaster for all young action fans!
Claire Barker, author of the Knitbone Pepper series
The first in a new series of an exciting new sci-fi adventure featuring kids and their super-advanced dinosaur friends solving a mystery and saving the Earth. If your kids love Astrosaurs, they are going to love this too. Brilliant work from Aaron Blecha with dynamic illustrations that capture the story and bring the reader right into the action. Quite literally, a blast!
Dawn Finch, Children’s writer, reviewer and librarian
With engaging and fun characters, a journey narrative and a landscape which is well described so you feel like you are really there, this is an action adventure which will appeal to many children.
Melissa Jordan, Reading Pebbles blog