The Hammer Falls
Advance praise for The Hammer Falls: “A body slam of high-tech mayhem and social justice."
"Delivers one gut punch after another in this science-fiction TKO.”
Too many gruesome injuries. Too many deaths.
How far would you go to protect someone who might love you?
Horace “The Hammer” Harkness is a gene-modified pit fighter twenty years past his prime, but he knows one...more
The Hammer Falls is a violent action adventure following a powerful aging pit fighter as he faces powerful underworld forces in a cyberpunk dystopia. I backed the author's kickstarter and I am not disappointed. The book is nsfw and unabashed in its bluntness but there is an undernote of optimism for the future in the tale. It is very different that the fantasy japanese ronin trilogy I had read before in tone and style.
If you liked this style of ...more
Well written story so many plot twists and turns in edge of the seat ride. Not overly gratuitous in the descriptions of violence but enough to make you say ouch. Believable characters whose outcomes you’re interested in. Does have elements of other narratives both a documentary and fictionally. But I shouldn’t put you off it’s just that I suspect in this case both myself and the author have read similar and seen similar things
Three stories of persons who have undergone a progressive process of physical augmentation that has enabled them to become participants in a futuristic version of MMA. They are quick reads, giving you an introduction into characters you might like to find as the central protagonists in full length novels.
As a fan of Richard Parry’s “Chromed” series of novels, I appreciate the way Travis Heermann has taken a similar concept but developed in a very different ...more
The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.
I loved the characters.
I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
A broken down pit fighter finally has something worth fighting for
A fantastic mix of crime thriller and sci-fi Technology
Lots of action and a fun tip of the hat to 80s wrestling highly recommended
I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review
Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, a member of the Authors Guild, an Active member of SFWA and the HWA, and the author of The Hammer Falls, The Ronin Trilogy, Rogues of the Black Fury, and co-author of Death Wind. His short fiction appears in anthologies and magazines...more