Savage Dawn is Doug's 6th Outlander book, only about half the amount that the other author has put out. Seems this Rik is head writer.
This could have been Doug's greatest work. I mean, c'mon! Dinosaurs and cobramen!
It had everything an old-fashioned sci-fi adventure used to deliver, in the same vein as Edgar Rice Burroughs' Pellucidar series, (which the author tips his hat to here, and rightfully so! But he spells Pellucidar wrong. Two L's Doug!), the Ceberus team go underground where dinos roam.
The overall set-up was excellent, along with a new badass half-breed warrior who I liked, Remus. (Although I wished a better name was given him.) This book was chock-full of fast-pacing, good storyline set-up, some well orchestrated action sequences with huge dinosaurs. The first half of the book the author was shining brightly. Lots of good stuff here.
It made me realize how Mark Ellis's Thunder Isle was such a cool concept, brimming with numerous stories to tell. Those were some of my all-time favorite OL books.
But, unfortunately for me, the latter half of Savage Dawn kinda fell apart for me. I found myself speed-reading it just to get through. Never a good thing. I hope there is a return of this concept, but with a mighty clash of more dinos and a great 2nd half ending.