This riveting alt history introduces disaurs into a pivotal moment in human history. Now the 1815 Battle of Waterloo is something other than a crushing defeat for the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, when he unleashes a terrible secret weapon - giant carnivorous survivors from pre-history on his unsuspecting adversaries. In this world, smaller saurs are an everyday danger in the forests of Europe, and the Americas are a forbidden zone roamed by the largest and most deadly animals ever to walk the earth. But in his quest for power, Napoleon has found a way to turn these disaurs into nineteenth-century weapons of mass destruction. Only Willem, the teenage son of a court magician who lives near the battlefield, has the power to ruin the tyrant's plans. And Napoleon will stop at thing to find him.
Brian Falkner was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, and now lives in Australia. He is the award-winning, best-selling author of several action-adventure novels, including Battlesaurus: Invasion England, Brainjack, and the Recon Team Angel series.
Winner of New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Young Adults 2016.