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Thunder of Time (Thunder #2)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  164 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Ten years ago, the prehistoric past collided with the present as time itself underwent a tremendous disruption, transporting huge swaths of the Cretaceous Period into the world of the twentieth century. Entire neighborhoods and cities were replaced by dense primeval jungles and modern humanity suddenly found itself sharing the earth with fierce dinosaurs. In the end, despe ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Forge Books (first published 2006)
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Time travel, multiple universes and rampaging dinosaurs—really what more could a reader ask for? I love a good time travel paradox and did I mention that there were herds of cool dinosaurs? Now, this novel is not going to be taught in universities any time soon, but as a speculative fiction thriller it was a very enjoyable romp. We catch up with some of the characters from the first book, Footprints of Thunder, and see how their lives have progressed. We meet a few new characters, including a ps ...more
Jan 09, 2010 rated it it was ok
As truly mediocre writers go, James David is at the top of his field. He’s never met a modifier he couldn’t dangle; conjunctions and punctuation have no truck with one another in his world; and the difference between adverbs and adjectives is the kind of nit-picking he just doesn’t have time for. That pairs of characters stop for a moment—as their colleagues and friends are being devoured by velociraptors all around them—to “kiss deeply and promise never again to part” doesn’t strike David as a ...more
Aug 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Nov 30, 2009 rated it liked it
This is the sequel to Footprints of Thunder. In both books chunks of earth from the dinosaur age replace their counterparts of the present time. A large part of Portland becomes a primeval forest. Portland goes - somewhere else. The characters have to fight off T-rexes and other mean and nasty beasts. The sequel has more of the same and also some desperate time travel action to try to restore some balance to the world. It gets more than a bit confusing at the end of book. But it is all a bunch o ...more
Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of dinosaurs & adventure stories
When James F. David sat down to outline this book, I wonder if he made a checklist of all of the things he loves and decided to throw it all together, mix it up, and see if what came out would work. Picture him sitting at his desk and saying: "Dinosaurs - check;" "Time travel - check;" "World destruction - check;" "Meddling government agencies - check;" and "Terrorists - check." Much to my surprise, much of it does, in fact, work. And work quiet excitingly!

The basic premise of the story is that
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My parents bought this book for me quite a while back and I was not able to read it because it turned out to be a sequel (it is a personal quirk of mine that I need to read boks in a series in order). After much questing, I finally found and read the first book: Footprints of Thunder. I have a review of that too for those interested.

Thunder of Time...I like the cover, dinosaurs and helicopters and some
Feb 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I just have to start off this review by saying WOW, I mean really WOW. I picked this book up as a hardcover at the Dollar Tree (yes they do sell books) and I wasn't expecting much. Boy was I surprised. This was an amazing story, a fantastic cross between Jurassic Park and Timeline (two of my favorite books) Mr David has put just enough science in the story line to keep it both believable and just out of reach. The characters are well thought out and well developed.

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Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I really like fiction novels and when i was a kid i was obssesed with dinosaurs so this was a great book for me. On top of this it was like a mystery because its really confusing since it goes from the present to the future and back. Its not one of those books that starts in the future and goes to the past. No this one is weird and you have to be into it to understand it at all. The main plot is that the present and dinosaur past have collided due to nuclear tests in ...more
Steven G.
Nov 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Easy book to read and would probably make a great "Jurassic Park" type movie. The book's premise is that rips have occurred in space-time on earth resulting in dinosaurs popping up all over the planet. The rips occurred from nuclear testing which setup small black-holes. Sub-plot includes the Russian's being blamed for setting off a nuclear explosion in Alaska which they were not responsible for and a radical anti-civilization group that is bent on sending the planet back to the dark ages.

Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So Good! I thought that it was a great sequel to Footprints of Thunder, which focused more on the fact that there were now dinosaurs in the 21st century. This book still had the factor of Dinos being alive when they should no longer exist, but it had more an element of time travel than the first book did. We find out what is really going on with the moon, And Kenny Randall sort of gets to come back as a real hero. People Fall in love so there was a touch of Romance but there is still a lot of my ...more
Norman Howe
May 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
In the first book in this series"," portions of the Cretaceous Era have surfaced on the Earth due to nuclear explosions. This second novel takes place ten years later. Further temporal disruptions are occurring"," and may be caused by human intervention. This is a very suspenseful novel"," but there are far too many dinosaur attacks. It is entirely fitting that I am reading a time travel series IN THE WRONG ORDER!
Threasa Jenkins
Dec 20, 2013 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book a lot, but the technology was above my head. Mr. David has great talent in coming up with all the scenarios he did. I couldn't begin to think these up. This book is one wild ride from the beginning to end. It is thrilling to see dinosaurs living in the time of humans and how they cope. I would recommend both of these books by James F. David.
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
the first book was good... I read this and never really got into it.. found myself picking it back up every time I saw it in bedside table and then just now (about halfway through).. I decided "I'm not interested in what happens to these people". and chucked it to open up time in my life for something more to my taste
Sep 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Sequel to Footprints of Thunder
Everette Morgan
Dec 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Good... Didn't flow real well but overall good.
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Hard for me to keep up with. Loved the concept of "time quilts". So many characters and time switches I kinda lost track.
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
The author kept losing track of characters and using the wrong names in the different plot lines. Kinda sloppy.
Cory Gwin
It was an adequate sequel, the ending was alright, I would have hoped for a little more.
Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very cool book and a nice change from the zombie porn I've been reading lately.

Nov 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Second book in series about a rift in time that allows dinosaurs into the modern world. Not everyone agrees this is a bad thing- so there is danger from people as well as dinosaurs.
Kerry Gavin
Feb 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
One of a pair of books, this being the second, about an overlapping time rift. Told with the enthusiasm of Jurassic Park; alot of fun and worth the read.
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cool sci-fi action adventure book with good characterizations and interesting theories. Recommend for anyone who's read Eric Flint's 1632 series.
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James F. David has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University and is currently a professor of Psychology as George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He is the author of the thrillers Footprints of Thunder, Ship of the Damned and Before the Cradle Falls. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Tigard, Oregon.
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