Book review: The Sky People - Phil's Rambling Rants
Book review: The Sky People|
I think Stirling does action scenes and adventure stories very well. The big cosmic stuff behind the plots is interesting but on the edge of being too much to swallow. I could very easily imagine it being over the edge for someone else, and there are enough people who write action and adventure that he might not stand out for you.
As for Dinotopia, I've only glanced very briefly at it; that brief glance didn't catch my interest at the time, but I certainly haven't given it a fair chance. So many books, so little time.