Saturday 20 April 2024

Deus Volt - N.R. LaPoint - Dinosaur Warfare 3

Deus Volt
Dinosaur Warfare 3
Mistcreek Publishing
ISBN 9798854753951

Deus Volt Dinosaur Warfare Book 3 N.R. LaPoint

The series had been great from the beginning and each installment takes it to a whole new level. This was the ninth offering from the pen of N. R. LaPoint that I have read. The first was a short story, Azrael, in the anthology Swords and Maidens he edited; the second was, Christmas Evil: A Heavy Metal Holiday Novella. I have just finished alternating titles in this series his Raven Mistcreek series and his few stand-alones. I have one published novel to read to complete those currently in print and fortunately 2 more have been announced. While reading the first in this series I picked up LaPoint’s remaining novels that I did not have yet. The stories I have read by LaPoint are vastly different, and each has given me a greater appreciation for his skill and talent as an author. LaPoint came from a recommendation by Declan Finn, 2 years ago I read everything Finn had in print reading about a book a week, I now have one stand alone to complete the same with Lapoint’s works, but back to this volume.

The description of this volume is:

“War hits the planet Typhon.

Battle has awakened something alien that thirsts for destruction.
Bug-men and rampaging robots return as the Vidarian scourge begins to
sweep the Kingdom of Zabek.

Ambrose Weaver leads his crew in the final battle for
their future and the fate of the planet.
Their new friends and dinosaurs have plenty of firepower.

But the Vidarians have a secret weapon.”

This story was terribly hard to put down, I admit again to staying up much later than I should one night because I kept saying ‘just one more page’. I read after reading the third Mistcreek novel that had just released. It was very hard not to just pick up another work by Lapoint after finishing one, I had to force myself to read other books in between. Before I was even finished the first story in this series I started telling my 16 year old son about it and he is reading the series as well now. I also sent a copy to a nephew for his birthday, but his mom scammed it to read first. We are both big fans of Corinna Turner's unSPARKed Series and this is alike a space opera version set well into the future. I would describe it as a mash up of Piers Anthony’s Bio of a Space Tyrant and Turner’s unSPARKed with the T-Rex controlled by the hat in Meet the Robinsons. Or a little bit Dinotopia by James Gurney(which I have not read since 96) mashed up with Terminator. I absolutely loved this story. This one has a strong feel of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom series.

I have a dual form of dyslexia and did not learn to read until later than many. This story really took me back to a lot of the stuff I read back then. Like Piers Anthony’s Bio of a Space Tyrant and also Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom series or The Warlord of Mars Series as I always called it. I loved both of those series, but from this series has eclipsed them both! 

The characters are very well written. I love the new characters we are introduced to in the castle and at court. I appreciate the character growth in those from our first two adventures in the series. The plot moves at a great pace, and is by far the most intense of the three. The interesting concepts continued. The interactions between the self-appointed captain now Lord and the crew are growing and changing. The princess and reconnecting with her people add a great element. The interactions between the humans and the bonded dinosaurs are awesome. The battles with other dinosaurs, other creatures, humanoids, and kill bots trying to destroy them are exhilarating and intense. You get so into the story you almost need to remind yourself to breath. 

This installment does an amazing job of tying us the current story arcs. It could be the conclusion of the series or just an end to this part of a saga. Either way it is an excellent story and series!

This is another amazing read in a wonderful series. It is a little bit space opera little big lost world, and a whole lot of fun. I can easily recommend this novel and series. Great for fans of science fiction, fantasy or really anyone who just loves a great action story. Well done Mr. LaPoint!

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews 2024 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by N.R. LaPoint:
Dead by Dawn: The Files of Virgil Everness

Raven Mistcreek Series:

Dinosaur Warfare Series:

Contributed to:
Fantastic Middle Schools 4
Fantastic Middle Schools 6
Shoot the Devil
Shoot The Devil 2 Dark Matter

Dinosaur Warfare 1 Death Planet - NR LaPoint

Metalsaurus Dinosaur Warfare Book 2 N.R. LaPoint

Deus Volt Dinosaur Warfare Book 3 N.R. LaPoint

Gun Magus - NR LaPoint

Raven Mistcreek 01 Chalk  - NR LaPoint

Christmas Evil - NR LaPoint

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