Competition: Win a Signed Kronos Rising Poster

Kronos Rising - hug your pliosaurAhoy there mateys! In association with Dinosaur Facts and Forum, Krank are giving away a limited edition, signed and personalised, promo poster (pictured left) for Max Hawthorne’s latest novel of marine terror, Kronos Rising.

The story of Kronos Rising centres around a normally quiet and peaceful coastal community in Florida which is beset upon by one of nature and history’s greatest predators, a sea monster of near unimaginable power which was believed to have died out 100 million years ago. It is up to a team consisting of a disillusioned town sheriff, a feisty cetologist (that’s fancy talk for a whale expert) and a rag tag crew of people brave or crazy enough to join them to put a stop to the primeval beast’s rampage.

Featuring thrilling chase sequences, epic marine battles and even chapters that are written from the monster’s perspective, Kronos Rising is not one to be missed by fans of the ‘creature feature’ genre – Jaws meets Jurassic Park!

To be in with a chance of winning the poster, all you need to do is ask Max a question about his book (or anything marine biology or prehistory related) in the comments section at the bottom of this page. Max himself will answer the best questions in a feature that will be hosted here on Krank (to get some ideas about the kind of questions he enjoys, check out our interview).  Max will then send a signed and personalised Kronos Rising poster to whoever submits his favourite question.

The competition is open until July 4th.





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  1. Wienie van der Oord

    Max, since I found over 300 bone imprints of the Stratodus Indemanensis I would like to know if by any chance this 4 meter long teleost excited together with the Kronos?

  2. George Strahl

    I know there was a lot of giant Marine Reptiles, But was there anything that would give a KRONSAURUS a run for it’s Money /

  3. wdwyerw

    Max, the creationists would like us to believe that dinosaurs and humans were around at the same time. Your story would appear to lend credence to such beliefs. How would you answer questions about the humans and dinosaurs co-existing?

  4. Dustin Dreyling

    Awesome choice, but what made you decide on a Kronosaur, out of all the prehistoric marine beasties?

  5. Scott Curtis

    What do you think the world’s reaction would be if we indeed found that one or more of these creatures are alive and well in our oceans today? Would we try and capture one for research or would we protect them on an endangered species list like the Great White shark?

  6. Aurora Rayn

    Hey there Max you know I love the book but what I would like to ask is what inspired you to write about A Kronosaur? You know was it likw on tv or a book read? The book was so discriptive it made me feel like I was right there and Id love to know what gave you the idea to use one of natures most perfect creations as the star of yoyr book

  7. Rick Le Mon

    Since the Early Cretaceous, the climate has varied quite widely; from the Cretaceous Thermal Maximum to the recent set of glacial maxima. Sea level has varied, too. What kind of evolutionary pressures do you think that would subject a pliosaur to?

    , and I hope this isn’t a heresy, but I’m more of a mosasaur man myself.

  8. K8053

    Hello Max,
    I’m fascinated by the prospect of genetic cloning or regeneration of prehistoric creatures. Considering that as a species, we imprison some of the greatest marine creatures in the likes of Seaworld in the name of ‘family entertainment’, do you really think that we are responsible enough to treat such wonders with the respect & dignity they deserve? I’d be interested to learn your views.
    Kind regards,
    Kate Sarsfield.

  9. Andres Gonzalez

    What made you decide on a prehistoric beast instead of an undiscovered creature or an existing creature that has evolved or mutated into something new.

  10. Andres Gonzalez

    I’ve noticed this book to fall into a category type I enjoy… Dinosaur/prehistoric/nature/creature

    I was wondering… What are your views or idea on a spinoff of another book. A story that has Yet to be addressed, is the fact that Biosyn, a company 10 years behind Jurassic park, has yet to catch up or even make an appearance. Would this be something to look into or does this interest you?


  11. Matthew Cuellar

    Stories about man encountering creatures have been around as long as storytelling became a human activity, but obviously it only became a market recently. From the works of Burroughs to Crichton, we’ve had many contemporary and incredible stories featuring prehistoric monsters, and countless themes and ideas have been explored within them. Having written “Kronos”, what do you think is important in writing a creature feature that feels fresh and why do you think this kind of story is important?

  12. Charles Barnette

    Hello Max. What do you think of the chances that there is still a-pex predators like Pliosaurs in the oceans today and that the Great White shark that was documented to have been swallowed recently was ate by one?

  13. scott mardis

    Max, do you think that the Kronosaurs would have used Jamaica/ the Bahamas as a glacial refuge much as the leatherbacks did during the Plestocene glacial cycles?

  14. paul warren

    Max , everyone has their own favorite dinosaur or marine predator, my question is why the Pliosaur. What about this specific creature drew your fascination.

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