Dragon Dawn: Book One of the Dinosaurian Time Travel Series

Dragon Dawn: Book One of the Dinosaurian Time Travel Series

by Deborah O'Neill Cordes

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Overview

Time snakes between alternate universes. Ever watchful, an alien intelligence survives on Mars, waiting to be found by spacefarers from Earth. The alien's ultimate goal is to send human astronauts back in time, where they will alter the past and thwart the extinction of the dinosaurs. A race of intelligent dinosaurs, resembling the alien's extinct species, subsequently evolves to rule the world. But a human female astronaut, through a strange twist of fate, survives the change in the space-time continuum. After finding herself in a dinosaurian body, she must race against time - and the formidable alien - to restore the universe to its rightful course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991293209
Publisher: Deborah O'Neill Cordes
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Deborah O'Neill Cordes is a screenwriter and novelist of speculative and historical fiction. She earned a bachelor's degree in zoology, magna cum laude, from Northern Arizona University. Just three credits shy of a double major in zoology and history, she decided to graduate on time and pursue history as a vocation by getting a master's degree with thesis, also from NAU. After teaching secondary school for fourteen years, she turned to writing full-time. She is also a dedicated genealogist; the Dragon Dawn heroine and hero's surnames - Stroganoff and Granberg - having been the last names of two of her ancestral lineages. In addition to Dragon Dawn, Deborah is the co-author of the Morgan O'Neill time travel novels, which she writes with Cary Morgan Frates. Several of Deborah's works have been optioned by Hollywood, while many others are award winners, garnering finalist placements in the Pacific Northwest Writers' Conference Literary Contest, semi-finalist wins in the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, and the Metro Goldwyn Mayer finalist award in the Seattle International Film Festival's Perfect Pitch Forum. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two West Highland White Terriers, who, alas, are precocious terriers and therefore never white.

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Dragon Dawn: Book One of the Dinosaurian Time Travel Series 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
legar21 More than 1 year ago
In Dragon Dawn, Deborah O’Neill Cordes creates an amazingly intricate story in which intelligent dinosaurs evolve in a manner that parallels human evolution, but changes its course significantly. I’m not a dinosaur person; I’ve never watched Jurassic Park all the way through, never thrilled to the time travel that introduced me to the cumbersome and stupid reptiles of the B movies. Dragon Dawn, on the other hand, captures the imagination and asks what would have happened if reptiles, not mammals, had risen to rule planets, travel through space, and dictate the course of history. Dawann-Dracon, the Royal Consort, wakes from submission and acceptance as The Keeper’s mate to question her existence—from the memories of a human past to an understanding that the Keeper’s rule is unjust and cruel, denying a real life to the residents of Moozrab, known to humans as Mars. She risks her life to make connections to her human counterpart, Dawn, and to understand Dawn’s love for the human Gus. In epic books such as Dragon Dawn, I have trouble limiting all I want to say—there’s so much. I love the characters, with their unique histories and purposes. Dawn and Gus struggle for love that is snatched away—this first book focuses on establishing the worlds and motives of the players, and not on romance, although love exists in all worlds, and is not absent either on Moozrab/Mars or Shurr/Earth. The past and future worlds that the author creates are incredible in their detail. The reader doesn’t need to ‘suspend belief’; he or she is just there, in the moment. In the excitement,or the devastation. Hollywood has optioned a number of Deborah O’Neill Cordes’s previous works. They should not pass on this big screen novel!
ErinRichards More than 1 year ago
First-rate Science Fiction Debut! Being a fan of time-travel and light science fiction, I was instantly drawn into the exciting and imaginative worlds Deborah O’Neill Cordes created in DRAGON DAWN. From Moozrab (Mars) to a slice of modern Arizona to the Cretaceous period of Earth, the author enthralls the reader. Interweaved in the unfolding story between pre-historic Earth and Moozrab are two impeccably drawn species: humans and dinosaurians. My favorite character was Dawann-dracon. I loved her fierce innocence and curiosity as she discovers surprising and mysterious things about herself and her world…thoughts and emotions that belong to someone else. Underlying the time-traveling mystery is an enticing and malevolent being called The Keeper, who moves the beings around these worlds and time periods like pawns on a chessboard. DRAGON DAWN is a multifaceted and fascinating mix of science fiction, history, and fantasy. It was obvious that Ms. Cordes spent a great deal of time researching planet Earth and its various time periods, pre-historic dinosaurs, the solar system, Mars, even DNA! Her expert research, awe-inspiring details, and lush descriptions (whether real or fictional) brought the story to vivid life from manufactured life on Mars, to the dinosaurs and verdant Cretacean period and even on a dig site in present-day Arizona. I can’t wait to read what happens next with Dawann-dracon, Dawn, Gus and the crew of the Destiny. First-rate plotting, research, characterization, and writing will make DRAGON DAWN a story for your keeper shelf!
gymmom_027 More than 1 year ago
Awesome Book!! Book 2 will be a must read!!  Dawann Dracon is the royal consort, it was what she was born for, and all she's ever thought she'd be. Until she starts dreaming of another. Dreams of another universe different from her own, within another's body, Dawn. She comes to realize that her life isn't her own. She and Dawn, a human, are intrinsically entwined. Not only that, but she feels the need to save Dawn and her love, Gus. The Keeper expects all to bow down to him, but most of all, he expects his royal consort to be everything he desires. After all, he came to  this planet to save himself and dominate it, claim it as his own. He will have it. All of it. Dragon Dawn is a time-traveling, universe-swapping, sci-fi-fantasy suspense-filled amazingly told story. There were moments of breath holding, sure the The Keeper was going to discover Dawann's betrayal, discover her connection to the human, Dawn. The world building is unique, unlike anything I'd read before (which is a lot to say considering the amount of books I read), fully capable of making you believe you are really there. On Mars with Dawann and Dawn. On Earth, as if humans weren't the favored species. I am in suspense waiting for the next book in the series. Highly recommended for epic novel lovers, scifi/fantasy fans, and lovers of true romance, because there's some of that here too. Lovers of time-travel novels, this is a must read. I immensely enjoyed it! Five out of five fairy kisses for this reader. I received a gifted copy and couldn't pass up reading.