My love of dinosaur stories includes books as well as movies and TV shows. I always say, giant man-eating reptiles make any story better.
So, I picked up this book, Jasper Flint and the Dinosaur Saddle by Jack Geurts, excited but not expecting much. You know what? It was fantastic.
The story was surprising and filled with everything I love: dinosaurs, archaeology, aliens, and trips into ancient civilizations. What? I bet you're wondering how those things together make any sense. Well, they do, and in an awesome way. I couldn't wait to get back to reading this book every day. It was a pure delight.
It starts out at a dig where the dinosaur comes to life. What? Yes, and it was so fun. Then the story kept getting better from there, taking me places I didn't expect. This book gets 5 alien heads from me.
Here's the official blurb:
We thought we were the first civilisation to live on this planet…
We were wrong.
65 million years ago, an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. But that wasn’t the only thing it did…
It also caused the people who were living here at the time to flee to a nearby planet. And there they have lived ever since.
Sixteen-year-old Jasper Flint joins his paleontologist parents on a dig in Outback Australia and finds something there he never expected. Something no one ever expected.
Buried for 100 million years with the fossilised bones of a dinosaur… A saddle.
The only relic of a super-ancient civilisation who lives on in secret to this day. And some of them don’t want their existence known…
Soon, Jasper is thrust on a time-bending quest through history to follow an ancient map and save the world.You can find the book HERE