Thursday, January 25, 2018

Pangaea: Exiles

*Book source ~ ARC 
My review is voluntary and honest.
16 November 2017
Sci-Fi | Dystopian
224 Pages

My Rating ~ 5 bites

2149 A.D. ~ Sean Barrow has had a couple of horrible breaks, but the way he deals with them lands him in front of a judge. Sentenced to a temporal exile for the crimes he committed, Sean ends up 200 million years back in time. The portal spits him out into a world different than he imagined, but it’s still a matter of survival. Not just against the dinosaurs of this era, but the criminals who have been sent here before him.

By looking at the cover you’d think this is a book about dinosaurs. A dinosaur book. Maybe even dino monster porn which I have been known to read on occasion. While dinosaurs do play a part of the story, they’re really just characters along with everyone else. No monster porn at all. Though I had to laugh at the oblique reference to monster porn at one point. Hehe No. The real story is about survival. Imagine the wild west with dinosaurs. And food that isn’t even around yet. Like vegetables. Or fruits. Or grains. Or chocolate. The horror! And it’s about Sean. What kind of man he was, what kind he is, and what he’s about to become.

I have yet to read a book by Jeff Brackett that didn’t suck me into the story and not let me go. From the beginning of this tale where we meet Sean until the end, it’s go, go, go. The action and dialogue are fantastic. The tension? Holy shit! The tension just about kills me. The uncertainty of what will happen and when is enough to drive any reader wild with anxiety. And there are several instances of this kind of tension interspersed with stuff that’s blood pressure lowering to give the reader a break. I was enthralled from beginning to end. That is all.


  1. I cannot tell you how excited I am to read this one. I love a good book with dinos in it and how awesome is it that he's been sent back in time as a sentence? LOVE IT.

  2. LOL Loved your review. I was on the fence about this but I'll be reading it now.

  3. You crack me up! I am sad it's not monster porn (because you know how much I love that) I am glad you enjoyed it, I am not sure this is my type of read (since there is no porn, just kidding) I am very interested, it sounds so different! :) Great review!!!

    1. It is different. And very fast-paced. I blew through it. We'll just have to find our dino porn elsewhere. lol