Restless and fire-hearted, ten-year-old Sierra Nevada Smith was always chasing monsters, whether through the pages of her favorite books or in the woods behind the secluded California town where she grew up. Fantastic new worlds opened for her, however, when, after a near-tragedy, she discovered the films of legendary stop-motion animator Russell Boylan.
Ten years later, she finds herself working aboard a yacht, adrift at sea and in life, her peers nicknaming her the ‘Monster Girl’: a sad consolation for her own stunted career as a stop-motion animator in this era of computer-generated effects. When their boat is mysteriously pulled through a corridor of fog, the crew finds themselves deposited on the shores of an extraordinary island, a place where the stomping, roaring, clambering dinosaurs and creatures of Russell Boylan’s classic films have been relegated to live beyond script or screen, and to evolve.
And it is here that Sierra discovers not only an incredible power, but what may be her purpose.
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About the Author
He is the author of the novels Skunk Ape Semester, The Prince of Earth, The Atheist, the short story collection Too Much Dark Matter, Too Little Gray, the co-author of The Talisman Chronicles #3: Hurakan's Chalice (with Aiden James), and the non-linear trilogy The Enigma of Twilight Falls.
A native of Los Angeles, he edits the magazine "Literary Landscapes," the official publication of The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS). He is also a screenwriter and producer.
His official website can be found at www.mikerobinson-author.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Overall rating: 4*** So I wasn’t sure about this book but kept reading just to see where it was leading. I am glad I did. This authors writing style is very unique. The storyline is definitely one of a kind in my reading exposure so far. I was guessing that Sierra would find her happy place once her idol took notice of her and launched her rise to fame and fortune. I was given an outcome I didn’t see coming and I am very pleased. Granted the subject matter for me was equal to giving me a crash course on quantum physics but hey, I am a trooper and stuck with it! A great one of a kind read
It was bizarre and imaginative. I’ve never read anything like it and to be honest I’m not really sure what I think of it. It was an interesting concept but it just didn’t grab me.