Introducing, King Drago.

We got a new betta to replace poor Thor that I killed by cleaning his tank a little too well….

(It sucks when your learning curve involves killing things accidentally)

I got a picture of him flared up and handsome as all get out. He’s a ‘King/Giant’ Betta, so he’s about 2.5x bigger and 5x more awesome than your regular Betta fish.

What a stud!

So, now we are looking for some local fish tanks to fight in. Gotta get this guy’s reputation built up before he goes pro. (I kid… I kid… he’ll live a VERY pampered life in a large tank and fed brine shrimp and blood worms.)

So – Book Stuff!

Well, fingers crossed, but so far all my books are rocking/maintaining a 4.6 star rating on Amazon. Which is pretty awesome. I aim to please.

The reviews for Taming Prehistoric are rolling in. And I’ve got to tell you, it’s always such a magnificent yet humbling experience to read them. (I still check Amazon daily to see if any new ones appear!)

And so far, you guys love it.

I suppose the cat is out of the bag now, I ended it on a cliff hanger.

I’ve done this twice now in a row, and I promise that the fourth will not end that way. The fourth is going to wrap a lot of things up in a satisfyingly tidy way, yet gently tease the continuation of the series. (Because I’ve got more ideas I want to explore.)

But the work continues.

Until next time,


P.S. Ah yes, signed books. Check out the options below to use paypal. (I’m in the process of adding a page to the site for this.)


West of Prehistoric Book




Enter Prehistoric




Taming Prehistoric



Author: Erik 'Tracer' Testerman

Erik Testerman is a Marine Corps grunt, a competitive shooter, and an admirer of fine arms and armaments. He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his lovely wife, two rambunctious children, and a slobbery English Mastiff. To learn more about Erik Testerman and read samples of his work, visit

One thought on “Introducing, King Drago.”

  1. Read your latest. Noted that you mentioned shooting a dino in the leg twice!

    Some thoughts:

    I think you moved too fast in your plot development. The story would have benefited from a more detailed build up to the various actions.

    The Feds granting homesteads IMHO was an action too far. Nothing in gov’t moves that fast especially when involving something as weird a interdimensional travel in the Old West. Maybe a Federal team to survey, look for gold would have been OK.

    I still think the monkey-men are an overlooked gold mine for the story. You need more people to learn their language, become familiar with their culture. In your story they are already at a pretty high level of culture. Perhaps you could invent a Necessity that require the humans to partner with them???

    The Indian slavers need to be dealt with. You now have Maxim machine guns. Need more dynamite, mobile small artillery usage.

    You need a scene where the hero’s Lady is saved by the hero shooting three attacking T-Rexes in their knees!

    Looking forward to the next installment!

    Mike Arehart ________________________________


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