Argentavis Magnificens meets the Alabama State Fossil
The raptor bent its long neck down, a gesture more helpful to Dan than it could have realized. Its weariness was by now apparent in its eyes. For a moment it looked like a huge, haggard flamingo searing through the tropical skies above the Florida Keys trying to get revenge on a banal human population addicted to cheap, plastic lawn ornaments…
Seeing the giant worms with their long toothy snouts and sadistic eyes, he feared that he could only count on seconds to escape to land… The Eocene was devouring the Miocene. The past devouring the future. The Revenge of the Fossil Record.
An Unexpected Gem
An adventure story with intellect!
This book is a great romp -- and works well for reading on trips and short spells due to the crafty weaving of the characters' stories. It moved fast and kept my attention thoroughly... and sparked my brain cells.
I hope there are sequels.
Thoroughly entertaining and well-written
My only qualm…
BWLF is the Bomb!
That said, I was intrigued with BLWF, and found myself turning pages faster and faster, wanting to find out not only 'whodunit,' but how and why! The characters were so well developed that I actually cared for them and worried for them (well, some of them!) The dialogue was real, the conversations were believable, and the topics themselves were thought-provoking. Through it all, author Nils was able to create suspense and tension, keeping me glued to my chair, a notable skill.
Most important, any work that not only tells a story but gets me thinking and questioning the possibilities is quite an accomplishment, and BWLF did just that. I may not have agreed with everything that was put forth in BWLF, but I was willing to consider - and that is the biggest compliment I can give to any writer.
The Wire: Portsmouth, NH, November 7, 2012
Woodstock Times, October 24, 2012