A whip-smart alt-history mash-up that puts the most fearsome animals in history into the hands of a would-be world conquerer — Napoleon
Did you know that beasts called “saurs” were a part of everyday life in 1815 Europe? Did you know that Napoleon won the battle of Waterloo? Did you know that he did so by using a terrible secret weapon against the British and Prussians? Did you know that only one boy — the son of a magician — knows how to foil the would-be Emperor's plans at world-domination? It’s all true. At least according to this head-spinning historical fantasy by adventure author Brian Falkner, just in time for the bicentennial of the battle that re-shaped Europe.
Brian Falkner is the award-winning author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Tomorrow Code, which was shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Book Award and the Esther Glen Award at the LIANZA Awards. His book Brainjack won the New Zealand Post Book Award and the 2010 Sir Julius Vogel Award. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
Donovan Bixley has written and illustrated a number of books, most notably Faithfully Mozart, which was a finalist in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. He lives in Taupo, New Zealand with his wife and three daughters.