Book One - Tyrannosaur Droid Boy
Tyrannosaur Droid Boy is the first book in the Menosaurs series. Available now for Kindle via Amazon. Coming soon in Paperback.
Tyrannosaur Droid Boy is the first book in Simon's Menosaurs series. The intended age group is youngsters aged eight to sixteen, although those older who enjoy an action-packed, slightly comical read will enjoy the book, too.
Each character features a very strong personality which makes them definable from the rest. Rex, our main hero boy, is a technologically-advanced fourteen-year-old whose days are numbered, considering the parts he was rebuilt with after a near-death accident are no longer in production.
Rex does not like nannies! Therefore his father, a travelling businessman, bought a caretaker droid for him known as Rion (sounds like: Ryan - an abbreviation of Orion). Rion loves what he does and Rex, and constantly fears being taken to Rogue Robot prison if he does not meet Rex's father's standards. He dreads the thought of being turned into a vacuum cleaner.
On Planet Prehistoria, where the Menosaurs rule and reside, life is unimaginable to some. The Menosaurs are a race of being that, although human in many ways, are able to transform into dinosaurs. Each Menosaur holds the power of a different Dinosaur i.e. Tyrann is a Tyrannosaur, king Tricera is a triceratops, Terra is Utahraptor, Lord Gorgo is a Gorgosaurus.
The background to the story goes that billions of years ago, the Menosaurs used the Earth as their breeding grounds and key source of a very valuable rock known to them as Astronomite (known to us as Grandidierite). Earth is the only planet in the entire universe that holds this rock. The Menosaurs did not call our planet Earth at that time, though; indeed their name for Earth is Mordex.
In most cases, however, when there's something good to be had, there's usually more than one person or group wanting it. The Mantoids, another race from another planet not far from Prehistoria, always wanted the Earth for themselves.
You may remember the great asteroid that hit into Earth millions of years ago, resulting in an ice age? Well, that was no asteroid. It was a direct attack on Earth by the Mantoid. They wanted to annihilate and destroy everything the Menosaurs had created on Earth; their dinosaurs, their resources; everything. Of course, this resulted in the Menosaurs having to return back to Prehistoria with no hope of going back to the obliterated planet Mordex (Earth) again.
But, you are here... we are here; so something survived. The Mantoids knew not all had been destroyed and therefore plotted to send a probe to the earth (at this time, 3017) to see what life was like here now, and how the newly-developed species, us humans, would react to another attack. The probe they used was certainly no ordinary asteroid.
On Prehistoria, young Menosaurs are born away from the planet but then brought to Prehistoria in an asteroid-egg capsule. When Tyrann discovers that his son, Tarock, has not arrived on schedule, it is said that his capsule was sent off course through an unknown black-hole vortex. However, it is also discovered that there seems to be a signal transmitting from his capsule, coming straight from... Earth. As the plot unfolds, we discover that Tarock's capsule being diverted away from Prehistoria was perhaps no force of nature, no divine intention of the universe... it was planned.
When Rex and Rion find themselves directly beneath the landing asteroid capsule, when it obliterates the roof of their home, they realize there's more to this 'accident' than that which meets the eye. Why else would the U.S. Marines be surveying their land with lethal weapons and Aero-choppers? Fortunately for Tarock, the young Menosaur in the asteroid capsule, Rex and Rion find him. Unfortunately, so do the Marines. But even though they have their orders to rid the Earth of this 'dinosaur-alien (thing)', Tarock has Alex on his side. Alex works for NASA, and he's not into simply destroying one of Earth's most complex paranormal encounters. Like any scientist, the 'creature' is more valuable alive than nuked.
Without giving much more of the story away, let's say that Menosaurs Book One, Tyrannosaur Droid Boy, is a journey into the world of futuristic possibilities, dinosaurs, technology, the paranormal and so much more. With enough humor to pick you up every time things get that little bit too serious, and outstanding illustrations by Zoran, it's a story that just has to be read.