Azrael Thanatos wants nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of his scientist mother. Sent to study humans on a wager between the Eternal Emperor and Shay'tan, he has no idea that Earth is gateway to a fiery prison. Far from home, he is befriended by Elissar, a precocious child with silver eyes. When Moloch instigates the invasion of Carthage to escape, Azrael sacrifices his life to snatch his friend from the Devourer of Children's maw.
Saved by a mysterious goddess, Azrael is given a new mission. Watchman. Roaming the Earth without shape or form, he reaps those who would help Moloch escape and drags them to Gehenna, a prison to which only Lucifer holds the key. It's a hellish immortality, for who wants to serve alongside the Fallen or exist when no living creature can survive your touch. Haunted by Elissar's death, he despairs of never finding love or friendship as time grinds civilizations into dust. For who would love Death?
Then one day a child takes his hand and lives…
Life for Elisabeth is not easy. The Angel of Death took her entire family the night a drunk driver plowed through a stop sign and left her in a wheel chair. Azrael is forbidden to interfere as she bounces through foster homes, hardship and grueling rehabilitation. Then one day he is forced to reveal he is not a figment of her imagination.
Oh, how she hates this angel who has taken everyone she has ever loved! The invasion of Iraq inspires her to join the Army as a trauma nurse, unaware that Death has fallen in love with the woman who can defeat him.
Will she take his hand a second time?
Omnibus Edition contains:
—Angel of Death
—Angel of Death: A Love Story
Children of the Fallen is a new paranormal fantasy series set in the 'Sword of the Gods' universe, taking place in the modern day.
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Anna Erishkigal is an attorney who writes fantasy fiction under a pen-name so her colleagues don't question whether her legal pleadings are fantasy fiction as well. Much of law, it turns out, -is- fantasy fiction. Lawyers just prefer to call it 'zealously representing your client.'
Seeing the dark underbelly of life makes for some interesting fictional characters. The kind you either want to incarcerate, or run home and write about. In fiction, you can fudge facts without worrying too much about the truth. In legal pleadings, if your client lies to you, you look stupid in front of the judge.
At least in fiction, if a character becomes troublesome, you can always kill them off.
In the Age of Myth and Legend, the Lord’s Arkon Thetan lost his faith, abandoned his honor and his solemn oaths, and betrayed the one true god — he who loved him above all others. Thetan’s treachery threatened to bring down the very heavens and cast his name in infamy, forevermore.
When the mountain troll horde surrounded Lomion City, rivalry and machination paralyzed the High Council…until the mysterious Baron Jaros appeared offering salvation from the trolls. Salvation that came at a weighty price.
King Bornyth Trollsbane of the Darendor Dwarves was fearless, and confident that his people could withstand any siege, assault, plague, flood, or famine. Hardy were his Dwarves. Determined. Tireless. Patient. The problem was, the Draugar –- the dead that walked — were all of that and more.
Uriel the Bold had safeguarded the portal betwixt Midgaard and Nifleheim for untold ages. He’d repelled wizards, warlords, and hordes of howling barbarians. But what hope did he have to stop The Shadow League’s cadre of Archwizards and the Nifleheim Lord that led them?
The Eotrus had suffered beyond all imagining: family members dead, missing, kidnapped, their fortress, sacked. But now it was Ector’s turn to take the battle to the enemy. To march on the troll city of Gothmagorn and exact his revenge…though it might cost him his very soul.
Captain Frem Sorlons was one of the toughest men to ever walk Midgaard. But deep in the heart of Svartleheim, when the drums of doom sound, even a brave hero can fall.
BOOKS BY GLENN G. THATER
THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA:
GATEWAY TO NIFLEHEIM
THE FALLEN ANGLE
DWELLERS OF THE DEEP
BLOOD, FIRE, AND THORN
GODS OF THE SWORD
THE SHAMBLING DEAD
MASTER OF THE DEAD
SHADOW OF DOOM
DRUMS OF DOOM
VOLUME 12+ (forthcoming)
HARBINGER OF DOOM
(Combines Gateway to Nifleheim and The Fallen Angle into a single volume)
THE HERO AND THE FIEND
(A novelette set in the Harbinger of Doom universe)
(A novella length version of Gateway to Nifleheim)
THE DEMON KING OF BERGHER
(A short story set in the Harbinger of Doom universe)
THE KEBLEAR HORROR
(A short story set in the Harbinger of Doom universe)
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