Synopses & Reviews
Dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers and fierce Neanderthals inhabit the mysterious continent of Caspak in this classic lost world adventure, perfect for fans of Jurassic Park
1916. It’s wartime and an American ship has just been torpedoed. Flung into the open seas, Bowen Tyler is rescued and taken captive aboard an enemy submarine. With him held prisoner alongside fellow survivor, the beautiful Lys la Rue, the submarine enters unchartered seas. On the horizon, land is spotted—a mysterious island, previously undiscovered. Cautiously, crew and prisoners alike disembark to explore the strange new continent. Surrounded by primeval jungle, they are soon to discover life here has stood still for millions of years, with Neanderthals and dinosaurs still roaming. Taking charge immediately, Tyler sets up camp and brokers a tentative pact between prisoners and crew for them to work together. But Tyler’s new life will be a constant fight for survival. Peace between the factions in his camp will crumble, the Neanderthals will attack, and the dinosaurs are getting closer. And finally when Lys La Rue is kidnapped, Tyler knows he must leave the safety of camp and battle to save her, while ever getting closer to unraveling the secrets of the incredible continent of Caspak. This is a classic lost world novel, full of adventure, war, and intrigue, from a master of the genre.
About the Author
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) was an American journalist and author. During World War II, he was one of the oldest war correspondents in operation. Today he is best remembered as the writer of such adventures novels as The Land that Time Forgot and as the creator of the Tarzan series.