After they are shipwrecked on a mysterious island called Dinotopia, Professor Arthur Denison and his son, Will, discover an awe-inspiring new world where. Gurney’s bestselling illustrated fantasy, Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time, conjured up a lost world where people and dinosaurs live in peaceful. The first sequel, Dinotopia: The World Beneath () focuses mainly on Arthur Denison’s return expedition to the World.

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I certainly bought it. Definitely a worthy addition to any library. After discovering an injured Scaphognathus named Razzamult, Gideon discovers that the city is planning to launch an attack on the mainland and conquer all of Dinotopia and that they have stolen the ruby sunstone from the pterosaur home of Highnest. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I think the story was a bit weaker in some places, like with the strutters and the magic sun stones I also noticed that Will’s stor I started out reading this feeling disappointed because Gurney moved away from the diary aspect of the story and turned it simply into a third person narrative.

Pterosaurs are also common, especially the Quetzalcoatlus skybaxwhich serve as steeds for the skybax messenger riders. A Land Apart from Time. The Basin is cut off from the rest of the island by a series of retractable bridges.

Gideon and his band reach Highnest, where they help the pterosaurs evacuate the eggs, then take to the air atop their pterosaurs to engage the air scorpion. Open Preview See a Problem? It took away some of the magic and I think it affected how close the reader could get to the characters. I would love to get some of his work on my wall. There are caravans that make passages through the basin and are made up by very large sauropod dinosaurs outfitted with heavy suits of armor studded with sharp spikes and carry offerings of meat to appease any carnivores they meet.

Get to Know Us. I hate to think that he was simply doing it to appeal to a wider audience. Dinotopiz the later TV series, a group of people known as Outsiders live outside the laws of Dinotopia and pose an additional danger aside from the featured antagonists, which include PteranodonTyrannosaurusand Postosuchus. This is another addition to this great series, well worth the purchase price just for the amazing pictures. One person found this helpful.

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Soon after that, they make their way to the capital city of Chandara. Most of them take place in the modern world, unlike the books, which are mostly set in the midth century.

This one also veered a lot more into the science-fiction side of things too, especially once Denison and Co. I absolutely hated Dinotopia for following Will’s story instead of his father’s, staying aboveground and leaving that mysterious place to my imagination. Arthur discovers that there are old machines that were built to resemble dinosaurs and he wonders just what they were really used for and why they were built.

Sep 15, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: Diinotopia, they are too late, as Crabb has arrived first and taken the ruby sunstone. They have only begun to adjust to this remarkable civilization before heading off on separate quests. Again, having a narrative as opposed to not having one is not always the right decision.

It’s simply lov The continuation of the first main book, Dinotopia.

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As such, they often fall into cultural zones based on the societies from whence their ancestors came, creating a cultural landscape across the island that is both unified and incredibly diverse.

Arthur recognizes that his son has grown up, and they each accept the changes that are results of their new lives on the island. The characters are very well treated and the story flows very well. First read of “Breath deep, seek peace” ‘The World Beneath’ is an amazing sequel to the first Dinotopia book ‘A Land Apart from Time’ with even better illustrations of the beautiful world and its inhabitants. There is one thing that really bothered me though. To view it, click here. Upon the hidden island of Dinotopia, humans and dinosaurs live and work together in harmony with one another and with the Earth itself.


Dinotopia is still lush, interesting, exotic, entertaining, adventurous, and varied. This is what the sequel does and it does it quite well.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The production of this audiobook is just amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The plot of the main Dinotopia books concerns Arthur Denison and his son, Will, and the various people they meet in their travels in Dinotopia.

For years I didn’t know that any sequels to the original Dinotopia exist. This inspired him to imagine his own, so he painted “Waterfall City” [4] and “Dinosaur parade”. The illustrations still have the same magic as in the original, but the quality of the text is clearly inferior: For example, food on the island is provided at no cost, but citizens take only what they need and leave the rest for others.

Eventually, they reach an enormous man-made chamber filled with abandoned walking vehicles modelled after prehistoric animals, left behind by the ancient civilization of Poseidos, which they nickname “Strutters”. As the blurb mentions, the cast of characters and there really is a cast of actors that play each of the different charactersled by the possibly deviant Lee Crab, explores ancient caverns running into multiple Tyrannosaurus Rex among other dangers that await.

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The drawings are fantastic!