The book that made me a reader

Rod Ruth’s spectacular cover painting

At the edge of a Jurassic forest of ferns and palms, a fierce tyrannosaurus rex roars defiantly as a dark volcano explodes, spewing a tall fountain of lava that reddens the smoke-choked, hellish sky. Overhead, a trio of pteranodons soar serenely away from the blast. In the background, three desperate pachycephalosauri hurry furtively across a meadow, threading the needle between a volcanic apocalypse and an apex predator.