The Dinosaur Saddle by Jack Geurts

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis:

When Jasper, the 17-year-old son of paleontologist parents, finds a saddle buried with a dinosaur, everything he thinks he knows about history is turned on its head. And when the dinosaur is resurrected by an alien who rides it through the camp, killing everyone in sight, he is left the only survivor.

Will Jasper be able to save mankind from this blood-thirsty visitor from another planet, with the aide of an-attractive-female alien and her strange pet? Or will he find that in the end he agrees with this visitor and doom man himself?


The Dinosaur Saddle can only be described as “thrilling” and “unique”. Jurassic Park meets National Treasure with a hint of Aliens in this quest to save mankind.

One of the best written novels I’ve read in a very long time, The Dinosaur Saddle fights for your attention and once it’s won, doesn’t easily let go. From page one we are thrown into some graphic action which can be summed up by saying, “Jurassic Park grade action”, and though it’s very intense and excellently written, it’s only found this graphic in the beginning and end of the book. However, the middle is not void of action by any means, it’s just considerably lower and found in different ways.

There are absolutely no sexual scenes whatsoever, and the only cussing present were the words “d**n” and “h**l”, both said about an average of 5 or 6 times each.

The morals present are inspiring and thought provoking, and there is A LOT of history presented throughout this story. The only aspect of this book that I don’t care for is the amount of support it gives to evolution. The entire storyline circles around the “survival of the fittest” and how the dinosaurs were “wiped out by an asteroid”, but these things are to be expected whenever dealing with dinosaurs so I’m not going to rag on it too much.

So overall, even though I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, to the point that it is probably among my favorites, I am only going to give it 4 out of 5 stars because of the amount of evolution present. But, for fans of Jurassic Park, this is a “must read” and it won’t easily disappoint.

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