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By Brian Falkner

This substitute historical past re-imagines the 1815 conflict of Waterloo as a victory for the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte, whilst he unleashes a negative mystery weapon - immense carnivorous survivors from pre-history - on his unsuspecting British and Prussian adversaries. during this international, smaller "saurs" are a daily hazard within the forests of Europe, and the Americas are a forbidden region roamed by way of the most important and most dangerous animals ever to stroll the earth. yet in his quest for strength, Napoléon has came across how to flip those significant dinosaurs into 19th century guns of mass destruction. simply Willem Verheyen, an interloper residing in hiding within the tiny village of Gaillemarde, has the ability to destroy the tyrant's plans. And Napoléon will cease at not anything to discover him.
War is coming, and younger Willem isn't any longer secure, for Gaillemarde is simply a stone's throw from the fields of Waterloo -- fields in order to quickly run purple with blood.

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It's not that i am blind. ” She smiles. “You can't simply disappear from her global as you'll disappear from Gaillemarde. ” “I can't bid her farewell,” he says. “She might ask questions. it's going to positioned her existence at risk. ” He hopes to prevent Cosette altogether, yet can't. As he leaves the home she is beginning the gate, getting back from the health facility. She wears a white smock streaked with blood. “What is occurring? ” she asks. “The saur-gates were close, in the midst of the day. ” “The French have locked us in our personal village,” Willem says. “Why? ” she asks. “Who is aware? ” he says. “Who can comprehend the brain of a Frenchman? ” “But you're leaving? ” she asks. “No one may perhaps leave,” he says. “Then why do you've this bag? ” she asks. “I take meals to the wounded,” Willem says, and strikes previous her, sporting the bag as frivolously as though it includes not anything yet bread. She stops him with a hand on his arm and leans in to him, kissing him softly at the cheek. “Goodbye, Willem,” she says. “I am simply going to the hospital,” Willem says. “I know,” Cosette says. THE get away The health facility cart is an exposed wagon with a two-horse crew. 3 infantrymen lie sideways throughout it, tended via a tender nurse. one of many infantrymen has misplaced an arm. one other is blinded. The 3rd has an arm in a splint. It stops on the saur-gate, and Captain Baston climbs up onto the operating board, casting his eyes over the sufferers. He attracts a leather-bound laptop from his satchel and makes notes, then catches sight of Larrey and waves him over. “I am Captain Frost of the Royal Horse Artillery,” the blind officer says as Larrey is jogging towards the gates. “Who is it that delays us? ” “Captain Baston of the Imperial Guard,” Baston says. “And with appreciate, sir, you're my prisoners, and that i shall hold up you for so long as I deem it useful. ” He turns to the soldier with the damaged arm. “Tell me your identify and corporate, soldier. ” “If you're chatting with my man,” Frost says, “his identify is—” “I could listen him communicate along with his personal tongue,” Baston says. nonetheless the guy is silent. “Tell him who you are,” Frost says. “Me identify is Jack,” the soldier says quietly. “Private Jack Sullivan, G troop, lower than Captain Mercer. ” Baston nods and makes a observe. The soldier’s accessory is obviously English. he isn't the boy they're searching for. Larrey arrives and stands on the rear of the wagon. “You be aware of those British infantrymen? ” Baston asks. “I have tested them personally,” Larrey says. “One of them is gravely in poor health. ” “The guy you communicate of is Viscount Wenzel-Halls, son of the Earl of Leicester,” Frost says. “A valued prize certainly for your emperor yet worthy not anything in any respect with no breath in his lungs. ” “And lifeless he'll be by way of morning if i will not move him to a formal hospital,” Larrey says. Baston examines the fellow. A bloodstained bandage covers half his head. From less than it drifts a movement of dank reddish hair. less than the blanket there's a flat quarter the place his correct arm could be. On his left hand he wears a gold ring with the insignia of a crown and a lion. “I might listen him speak,” Baston says.

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