Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo

Publisher Information:  New York:  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2015

Summary:  Fifteen year old Willem lives in hiding in a small Belgian village on the edge of the great Sonian Forest.  Willem and his mother have been living in secret for most of his life, since his father, a famous magician, fell out of favour with the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.  

It is a world not much different from our own, in which small 'saurs' are a part of everyday life.  Some are farmed, some are pets, others, more dangerous are avoided.  There are rumours of even greater 'saurs' roaming the uncarted islands of the Americas. 

When a girl from the village is killed, it becomes obvious that there are hidden terrors in the forest and that they are connected with Napoleon's plans to conquer Europe.

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