Megazoic: The Primeval Power Book Review from @kleffnotes

Megazoic: The Primeval Power is the second book in the Megazoic series by Matthew Donald. Set eight months after the events of the first book, Kortan has found a way to create new technology for his nation’s soldiers and even accompanies them into battle. The Late Cretaceous has grown even weirder with sword-wielding, ghostly, and witch dinosaurs. Get ready to delve into this fantastical take on our history.

The Tyranneon Kingdom has fallen and while the Laurasia Corps is helping other nations to fight off the last remnants of these deadly foes, there is something else lurking. Kortan’s technology may not be able to protect them against Therizinosaurus, whose magic powers could bring an end to their world as they know it. She hopes to summon a powerful army of dinosaurs from an older civilization, who could ravage and kill everyone Kortan cares for. This pushes him to find a way to fight her and fast.

What Donald is able to do with this book adds even more elements to his series that seem to surprisingly work. You wouldn’t think that magic and dinosaurs, with the inclusion of futuristic tech, would work, but Donald allows himself to have fun by blending together seemingly disparate ideas into a delightful read. As a young adult read this is easy to follow and characters do continue to evolve and grow as events continue to unfold. If you love alternate histories and dinosaurs, this is a perfect read for you. You can get your copy today.

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