Sky’s search for her long-missing father becomes a race against time following the discovery of a scheme to reclaim Earth’s surface from the resurgent dinosaurs—with nukes.
Rightly thinking that the environmental effects of a nuclear apocalypse would wipe out the last surviving remnants of humanity too, Sky leads a seemingly quixotic attempt to infect the tech of the plan’s brutal but charismatic architect, a political boss known as “the Noah,” with toxic software. But getting to his headquarters beneath shattered New York’s Grand Central Station requires making her way through multiple betrayals, shootings, subway tunnels, firefights, and explosions. And that’s not to mention the frequent, terrifying (if low on explicit gore) encounters with hosts of prehistoric creatures—from Dracorex hogwartsia and rhinolike pentaceratops to predatory carnotaurus, plesiosaurs, condorraptors, and troodons. Red-haired, white Sky needs rescuing a little too often this time around to come off quite as tough and resilient as in the opening episode, and like allies Shawn (the brilliant white hacker) and Todd (the hunky white survivalist), those around her are by and large typecast sorts.
A decent finish featuring plenty of action and lots of dinos—the latter furnishing not only thrills, but both bacon and eggs for a closing breakfast. (afterword) (Science fiction. 11-13)