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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic (Hardcover)
This is an epic, rip-roaring, time mash-up of a story told over 600 pages with 250 color paintings throughout. This book, in my humble opinion, is destined to be the "heir apparent" and a worthy heir to the Harry Potter franchise series. You will be rooting for Diego and his friends from the start. Hold on tight, as this is a fast-paced, thriller of a new series! Best for ages 9+— Maureen Palacios
First in a series by renowned animator Armand Baltazar, this 600 page tome is filled with over 150 full color illustrations that lend a deeper meaning to this terrific fast paced action-fantasy time mash-up with dinosaurs, robots, steam engines, pirates, WWII planes and gravity boards all coexisting along with teenager Diego and his 3 friends who fight the villians wanting to undo time. This epic novel for ages 9+ is a worthy heir to the Harry Potter series. I absolutely LOVE this book and am predicting great things for Diego's continuing story. -- Highly recommended by Maureen— From Staff Picks by Maureen
For fans of Rick Riordan and Brian Selznick, author-artist Armand Baltazar introduces Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic, the first in a new science fiction/fantasy series that explores a world painted new by the Time Collision. Integrating art and text, this epic and cinematic adventure features more than 150 full-color illustrations.
You've never seen Earth like this before: continents reshaped, oceans re-formed, cities rebuilt, and mountains sculpted anew. Dinosaurs roam the plains alongside herds of buffalo, and giant robots navigate the same waters as steam-powered ships.
This is the world Diego Ribera was born into. The past, present, and future coexisting together. In New Chicago, Diego's middle school hallways buzz with kids from all eras of history and from cultures all over the world. The pieces do not always fit together neatly, but this is the world he loves.
There are those, however, who do not share his affection. On his thirteenth birthday, Diego learns of a special gift he has within, a secret that is part of something much bigger--something he cannot understand. When his father, New Chicago's top engineer, is taken by the Aeternum, Diego must rescue him and prevent this evil group from disrupting the fragile peace humanity has forged.
This book is one of the most page-turning, gut wrenching and downright readable books about crime, police and drug dealers I've ever read. The grit of the book practically leaves sand in your mouth, as the life of "King of Manhattan North" - dirty cop Denny Malone - goes from the top of the heap to a crash so low, it's almost beyond Hell. This is not for the faint-at-heart, nor is it without its redemption, but Winslow's superb pacing, terrific characters and realism struck a chord with this reader. I loved every minute of this unflinching look at police corruption in this hard-to-put-down book. - Maureen