Hatched beneath a solar eclipse, the raptor Sunstrike enters the world in the shadow of Sol— the goddess of the dinosaurs. Devoted to Sol’s holy law, he keeps the Pact: the sacrificial regard between hunters and hunted.
But the balance is destroyed by the Empress Charr, a tyrant bent on ruling the North American Cretaceous. Her regime carries a mysterious magic: fire.
Sunstrike sets out on a quest for justice that reveals a terrifying destiny. He must face the Empress, as his dreams foretell that failure will mean the end of the world — and winning means the ultimate sacrifice.
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An excellent story millions of years in the making. Dinosaur and fantasy lovers alike will greatly enjoy it! This is a story of loyalty, compassion, justice, vengeance, and sacrifice. Can definitely recommend this story to fans of Raptor Red, Watership Down, Fire Bringer, Ratha's Creature, and many more animal focused xenofiction. By any means this is without a doubt a brilliant story to read, with memorable characters (from the main down to the minor), a villian that I won't be forgetting any time soon, great action, and a plot that has me on the edge of my seat. Twists and turns never cease to surprise me and just makes me want to turn the page to see what would happen next. The culture of the dinosaurs was really well thought of, and the ever presence of Sol and the stories of the Dragon Kings made the world come to life in well thought out descriptions. Can definitely recommend this story to fans of Raptor Red, Watership Down, Fire Bringer, Ratha's Creature, and many more fans of animal focused xenofiction.