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‘Another great adventure from the Maverick stable to capture the imagination of the young reader’ The Letterpress Project Reviews Dan Metcalf’s Third Instalment of the Dino Wars Series

Terry at The Letterpress Project has reviewed the third instalment of the Dino Wars series; The Gladiator Games by Dan Metcalf with illustrations by Aaron Blecha:

We’re back on the quest for crystals in this, the third part of a projected quartet of Dino Wars books. We have already reviewed Part One and Two and so I was keen to get my hands on this one to see what Adam and the rest of the crew are facing this time.

How will they survive in the terrifying environment of gladiator games fighting the most fearsome champion that the Rex’s can find? Will cunning and speed save them or is their mission for the crystals doomed?

Well, here’s the twist: if they can survive they can also come away with the crystal they need which is the prized possession of the Games Master who is holding them as prisoner.

And can the boys get into the Games without being rumbled and help them? It doesn’t look likely when they are set to work cleaning out the very basic T. Rex toilets! Hold your nose when you read this bit……

Another great adventure from the Maverick stable to capture the imagination of the young reader and for any teachers wanting to use the series in class, there are a number of suggested discussion points at the end that might help with some structured comprehension.

Thank you!
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