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Authors: Jane Lindskold, Victor Milan & Melinda Snodgrass
Jane Lindskold returns to the world of Artemis, a pleasure planet that was lost for millennia, a place that holds secrets that could give mankind back unimaginable powers.
Stranded archaeologist Griffin is determined to make his way back to his home world with news of the Artemis discovery. He and his gene-modified native companion, the huntress Adara, and her psyche-linked puma Sand Shadow, set out to find another repository of the ancient technology in the hope that somehow Griffin will be able to contact his orbiting ship.
In the midst of this, Adara wrestles with her complex feelings for Griffin–and with the consequences of her and Sand Shadow’s new bond with the planet Artemis. Focused on his own goals, Griffin is unaware that his arrival on Artemis has created unexpected consequences for those he is coming to hold dear. Unwittingly, he has left a trail–and Artemis is about to be invaded.
A world made by the Eight Creators on which to play out their games of passion and power, Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often brutal place. Men and women live on Paradise as do dogs, cats, ferrets, goats, and horses. 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. Giant lizards swim warm seas. Birds (some with teeth) share the sky with flying reptiles that range in size from bat-sized insectivores to majestic and deadly Dragons.
Thus we are plunged into Victor Milán’s splendidly weird world of The Dinosaur Lords, a place that for all purposes mirrors 14th century Europe with its dynastic rivalries, religious wars, and byzantine politics… except the weapons of choice are dinosaurs. Where vast armies of dinosaur-mounted knights engage in battle. During the course of one of these epic battles, the enigmatic mercenary Dinosaur Lord Karyl Bogomirsky is defeated through betrayal and left for dead. He wakes, naked, wounded, partially amnesiac-and hunted. And embarks upon a journey that will shake his world.
Richard Oort is a paladin, a warrior sworn to defend the world from invasion by the horrific Old Ones. After a series of catastrophic defeats, Richard is feeling alone and overwhelmed, but he is still determined to save the world, no matter the cost.
In order to get ahead of the mounting signs of cosmic doom, Richard must go undercover in a fundamentalist compound to try and discover more about his enemies plans. There, Richard has marshaled his friends and a few unlikely allies to try to come up with a plan. He has also discovered Mosi, another person who has the ability to use a paladin’s weapon and someone who might be able to join him and lighten the burden of responsibility. There’s only one problem -Mosi is a nine year old girl. The odd pair will need to unite and summon their collective strength to survive a landscape fraught with disaster and betrayal, and even more, survive the coming battle.
Their enemies have already killed Mosi’s family and to keep her safe Richard must become her guardian. However, an error in judgment leads to disaster and betrayal, and now the odd pair will need to summon all their strength to survive the coming battle.