Rampage at Waterloo
Rampage at Waterloo

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Series: Battlesaurus Vol. 1   

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Annotation: In this alternate history, Napoleon wins at Waterloo by unleashing a secret battlefield weapon, a legion of giant, carnivorous dinosaurs imported from the wilds of the Americas, and only fifteen-year-old Willem Verheyen stands in the way of the emperor's plan for world domination.
Catalog Number: #143153
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Square Fish
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2015
Pages: 361 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-250-07993-4 Perma-Bound: 0-605-98028-4
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-250-07993-0 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-98028-0
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2014040677
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
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ALA Booklist
This alternative history asks, what if Napoleon won the battle at Waterloo th dinosaurs? In 15-year-old Willem's world, dinosaurs, called saurs, roam the forest near his village. Many of them are small and harmless, although others, such as the firebird, are lethal. The son of an illusionist who fled Napoleon's court, Willem shares his father's flair for stage magic and the ability to hypnotize saurs. When his village is attacked by an enormous saur, one never seen before, Willem uses his talent to help destroy the beast. Then the villagers learn that Bonaparte has escaped from Elba and is aiming to retake his army, using gigantic saurs. Willem embarks on a desperate and dangerous journey to help the British oppose the erstwhile emperor. The leisurely pace of the beginning of the novel quickly ramps up to suspense, immersing the reader in the swiftly moving plot. Characters are very well drawn, capturing the reader's sympathy. With an ending wide open for a sequel, complete with a plot-thickening cliff-hanger, one can only hope that Falkner is a speedy writer.
School Library Journal
Gr 5&11;8&12; What if dinosaurs never went extinct? What if they lived in the wilds of the European forests? What if Napoleon used dinosaurs as weapons during the Battle at Waterloo? Battlesaurus answers all of these questions and more. The story begins shortly before the infamous battle of Waterloo, in a small village in northern France. The people of the village never had to worry much about the dinosaurs who roamed the forests on the edges of town, until the day the body of a young woman is found mauled by some horrific monster. This first death unleashes a chain of events, culminating in a giant carnivorous dinosaur invading the village. When a young man successfully defeats the dinosaur, he must flee the country before Napol&3;on has him destroyed for his knowledge. Part historical fiction, part dinosaur fantasy mash-up, this book will appeal to history buffs and dinosaur fanatics alike. The battle scenes between Napol&3;on's army and the British are depicted in incredible detail, making readers feel as if they are right in the midst of the fight. While the dinosaurs are obviously not historically accurate, they are a humorous addition to the history of the Napoleonic Wars. VERDICT The first of a promising duology that readers will find thrilling and positively addicting.&12; Annalise Ammer, City of Rochester Public Libraries, NY
Voice of Youth Advocates
Falkner's alternate history adventure, set in the wake of Napoleon's victory at Waterloo, which he achieved by using dinosaurs, is a stunning conclusion to a duology that began with Rampage at Waterloo: Battlesaurus (Macmillan, 2015/VOYA June 2015). General Thibault is determined to invade England and lay waste to the country with his battlesaurs. Standing against him is a small group of dedicated dinosaur fighters being trained in England by Willem, the young magician whose ability to mesmerize and control dinosaurs is a very real threat to the French plans for world domination. Assisting Willem is Lieutenant Hunter Frost, blinded at Waterloo but still working to bring Napoleon and Thibault down, and Heloise, the wild girl who can lead them to Thibault's dinosaurs, if they can break her out of Bedlam and get her safely back to France. The fact that Thibault is holding Willem's parents and Cosette, the girl he loves, as prisoners only makes the young man that much more determined to foil his battle plans.For those new to this world and these characters, the author does a good job of integrating the backstory of the first book into the fast-paced narrative of this sequel. In an author's note, Falkner explains that the first book was as historically accurate a depiction of the Battle of Waterloo as he could make it, except for the dinosaurs, of course. There is significantly less real history in the sequel, except for locations such as Bedlam, but the dinosaur battles are terrific and should appeal to teen readers with a penchant for action and suspense.Bonnie Kunzel.
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School Library Journal
Word Count: 91,138
Reading Level: 5.6
Interest Level: 7-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.6 / points: 14.0 / quiz: 174997 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.4 / points:22.0 / quiz:Q66430
Lexile: 830L
Guided Reading Level: P

What if the power to control the most terrifying animals in history fell into the hands of one of the most brilliant and ferocious military leaders of all time? Battlesaurus reimagines the 1815 Battle of Waterloo as something other than a crushing defeat for the French emperor Napol on Bonaparte, when he unleashes a terrible secret weapon--giant carnivorous survivors from pre-history--on his unsuspecting British and Prussian 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, Napol on has found a way to turn these giant dinosaurs into nineteenth-century weapons of mass destruction. Only Willem Verheyen, an outsider living in hiding in the tiny village of Gaillemarde, has the power to ruin the tyrant's plans. And Napol on will stop at nothing to find him. War is coming, and young Willem is no longer safe, for Gaillemarde is just a stone's throw from the fields of Waterloo--fields which will soon run red with blood. Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo by Brian Falkner is the first in a thrilling alternate historical fantasy duology, which concludes with the sequel, Battlesaurus: Clash of Empires . "Part historical fiction, part dinosaur fantasy mash-up, this book will appeal to history buffs and dinosaur fanatics alike. The battle scenes between Napol on's army and the British are depicted in incredible detail, making readers feel as if they are right in the midst of the fight . . . The first of a promising duology that readers will find thrilling and positively addicting." --School Library Journal "This alternative history asks, what if Napol on won the battle at Waterloo . . . The novel quickly ramps up to suspense, immersing the reader in the swiftly moving plot. Characters are very well drawn, capturing the reader's sympathy. With an ending wide open for a sequel, complete with a plot-thickening cliff-hanger, one can only hope that Falkner is a swift writer." --Booklist


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