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Escape from the Cretaceous

By Ben Manarello

“We owe our existence to nature, and let us not forget how fortunate we are that the dangers of nature’s past, are in the past.”

Join three Alphadon mammals as they face the perils of the late Cretaceous. Among their many challenges to stay alive, they must survive an onslaught of earth's deadliest predators. They must avoid accidentally being flattened as thin as paper by some of the largest herbivores that ever walked the earth, towering over 30 feet high and weighing over 80 tons!

The diversity of life on land in this time is impressive and dangerous, but if you were to find yourself running for your life the last place you would want to seek refuge is in the water.

The oceans in the Cretaceous contained some of the most ferocious creatures ever to exist on the planet. It was a constant kill or be killed underwater realm. This world presents countless obstacles that need to be overcome to survive. The question is… what kind of animals are best adapted for the upcoming apocalypse? Who has what it takes to survive?

Welcome, to the Cretaceous!

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As seen above, the cover art for this book is going to go one of two ways. Option 1 or 2

Thank you to all the wonderful paleo artists who contributed in bringing the vision of this story to life. My hope is that this book will find its way into the hands of dinosaur lovers all over the world and of any age.


As of right now this book is still in the publishing process and will be available for e-book on amazon, Barns & Nobel and more.  Stay tuned for more information coming soon!!!

Thank you to the

"Escape from the Cretaceous

Paleo Artists

Friends in high places

"Friends in high places" Art by Diego T

Ghost Dromeosaurus

"GHOST" Art by Aram Papazyan

Hell from above

"Hell from above" Art by Fabio Pastori

Burning Rex

"An unlikely Shelter" Art by Rushelle Kucala


"Hold Still" Art by Paleo_Jayden

Elasmosaurus and Alphadon - web3

"Swim, your life depends on it" art by Andi Turner


"Fearless" Art by Ricardo Recto

EFTC poster

Poster art by Aram Papazyan

A Fires thrist

"A Fire's Thirst" Art by Ricardo Recto


"Daspletosaurus" Art by Tommy Ellis

Night terrors

"Night Terrors" Art by Ricardo Recto


"Champsosaurus" Art by Tommy Ellis

I smell a Snake

"I smell a Snake" Art by Ricardo Recto

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