Hammer of Doom: Harbinger of Doom - Volume 1, A Norse Epic Fantasy Adventure

· Harbinger of Doom Book 1 · Lomion Books
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Our greatest heroes fell. Our strongest walls crumbled. The world wept. But one man stood against evil where all others faltered. This is his story.Glenn G. Thater's Midgaard is a world filled with valiant knights, mysterious sorcerers, complex political intrigues, monsters of myth and legend, and insidious otherworldly evils. But most of all, it's filled with stories you will always remember and characters you will never forget.  

* Hammer of Doom was previously published as Gateway to Nifleheim

Praise for Hammer of Doom by Glenn G. Thater

★★★★★ “Thater is one of the most talented and exciting authors of our time. He is right up there with Tolkien, maybe even better. His unique writing technique leaves you pondering what is going to happen next and yearning for more.” — a Google Play reviewer

★★★★★ “...a must read for all fans of classic sword and sorcery. A blend of Howard, Moorcock, Wagner, with a twist of Lovecraft. Well written and hugely entertaining.” — An Amazon reviewer

★★★★★ “For a long time I have searched for a fantasy worthy of Lord of The Rings and I have found it!” — An Amazon Reviewer

★★★★★ “The Harbinger of Doom Series is a masterfully written story with Epic Heroic Battles, Adventure and great characters.” — An Amazon Reviewer

★★★★★ “From page to page Thater weaves a tale so thoroughly explicit you feel like you’re more than an observer.” — An Amazon Reviewer

★★★★★ “Heroes, Wizards, and Demons — oh my!”

★★★★★ “A fantastic mix of Norse and Middle eastern mythology held together by an epic tale.”

★★★★★ “Absolutely the best action medieval books that I have read since the Lord of the Rings series...”

★★★★★ “Stylishly written epic fantasy tale with a Norse slant.”

★★★★★ “The action is fast and furious,” “the story sucks you in and doesn’t let go.”

★★★★★ “Pulls no punches in describing the horror of war...”

★★★★★ “By far, the best epic fantasy I have read.”

★★★★★ “One of the best book series ever!!!”

★★★★★ “Epic Tolkien-esque fantasy.”

★★★★★ “Masterful storytelling.”

★★★★★ “Fantastic,” “Enthralling,” “Brilliant.”

★★★★★ “One of those gems.”

★★★★★ “A must read for fantasy fans.”






HARBINGER OF DOOM -- Volumes 4-6 Omnibus

HARBINGER OF DOOM -- Volumes 7-8 Omnibus

HARBINGER OF DOOM -- Volumes 9-10 Omnibus

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(A novelette set in the Harbinger of Doom universe)


(A short story set in the Harbinger of Doom universe)


(A short story set in the Harbinger of Doom universe)

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121 reviews
Raymond Lack
September 3, 2023
very spell binding I like this book I usually like, a Margaret wiese & Tracy Hickman book among my favorite is Pierce Anthony zanth novels, this rates with them 5 Stars easy
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Eat more pork porky
September 10, 2015
Thought it was going to be flat being based on a semi historical hero, but the writing is excellent and the characters come to life. Can't wait to read the next one.
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Ben McBeth
November 24, 2015
Great story - could not put it down.
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About the author


For more than twenty-five years, Glenn G. Thater has written works of fiction that focus on the genres of epic fantasy and sword and sorcery. His published fiction includes the first twelve volumes of the Harbinger of Doom saga, the novella, The Gateway; the novelette, The Hero and the Fiend; The Keblear Horror, and The Demon King of Bergher.

Mr. Thater holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with concentrations in Astronomy and Religious Studies, and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Structural Engineering. He has undertaken advanced graduate study in Classical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, and Astrophysics, and is a practicing licensed professional engineer specializing in the multidisciplinary alteration and remediation of buildings, and the forensic investigation of building failures and other disasters.

Mr. Thater has investigated failures and collapses of numerous structures around the United States and internationally. Since 1998, he has served as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Forensic Engineering Division (FED), is a Past Chairman of that Division’s Executive Committee and FED’s Committee on Practices to Reduce Failures. Mr. Thater is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and has testified as an expert witness in the field of structural engineering before the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Mr. Thater is an author of numerous scientific papers, magazine articles, engineering textbook chapters, and countless engineering reports. He has lectured across the United States and internationally on such topics as the World Trade Center collapses, bridge collapses, and on the construction and analysis of the dome of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.

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