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Harbinger of Doom - Gateway Edition (The Harbinger of Doom Saga original novella & 2)

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In Harbinger of Doom, Glenn G. Thater transports you to a time of legendary heroes, courtly intrigue, otherworldly evils, and ancient forbidden magics. Mad sorcerers open a gateway to the pits of hell, releasing demons of darkest nightmare; only the intrepid knights of House Eotrus stand in their way. Eotrus discovers a secret so horrifying it calls into question the very ...more
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Published October 17th 2009 by Smashwords, Inc. (first published May 12th 2008)
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Stephen
3.0 to 3.5 stars. Well written, but fairly standard fantasy tale up until the very end when the central conceit of the novel is revealed. What if our central conceptions of "good and evil" were turned on their head? This excellent twist puts this above the average novel and makes it worthy of recommendation.
Jane
Jan 02, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well I have to admit I've not read this book and now I never will. I was getting tired of having book recommendations sent to me by autors so I suggested that it was not in his best interest to do so. What I expected was - a "Oh I'm sorry I spammed you" instead I got an insult!!

ME: "I'm all for authors that wish to promote their stuff but I think sending a recommendation of your own book is a bit "tacky". I think you might be wise to "tone down" your promotions on this site or you will certainly
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Dennis Batchelder
what if we've got it backwards?

Glenn Thater's "Harbinger of Doom", set in a world of men, gnomes, elves, and wizards, asks a tough question: what if we've got it all wrong? what if the God we follow turned bad, and the one we call the Devil is really a maligned angel on a quest to rid the world of evil?

So goes Thater's tale, and he tells it in a voice as pretentious as Tolkein's. His world is called Midgaard, its capital called Lormion. Thater populates Midgaard with knights, a young-man-turned
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Robin
Did an author trade swap with this author and read in March
Rai
Nov 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Masterful storytelling

Storytelling is an ancient and sacred tradition, and as an avid reader and author, I recognize right away when an author has penned something truly great. Harbinger of Doom is such a story, and Glenn G. Thater is such an author. This is a fantasy novel about events, people, and places that are most ancient and highly colorful. Mr. Thater’s writing style suits this time-honored genre to perfection. Harbinger of Doom is flawless storytelling about an ancient time where good p
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Susan Jane McLeod
Who can resisit a good sword and sorcery book? Not me. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Harbinger of Doom. It plunges you into a magic fog right at the start, and the action never stops!Fast-paced and exciting, it's a page turner.The characters are interesting folk. I loved the twist of the weak-kneed wizard, and the gnome was highly entertaining. I also smiled at the references a true sci-fi fan would appreciate.Clever nods to Dr. Who and Star Trek, to name but two!
There are dark secrets and many
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Glenn
Nov 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All people throughout the multiverse
What Readers are saying about Harbinger of Doom by Glenn G. Thater:

--- Glenn Thater's "Harbinger of Doom", set in a world of men, gnomes, elves, and wizards, asks a tough question: what if we've got it all wrong? What if the God we follow turned bad, and the one we call the Devil is really a maligned angel on a quest to rid the world of evil? So goes Thater's tale, and he tells it in a voice as pretentious as Tolkein's. His world is called Midgaard, its capital called Lomion. Thater populates Mi
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Sergio
Mar 07, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Debra
Jan 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

When Lord Eotrus and his entourage are killed by evil forces, Eotrus’s son, Ector, is determined to seek vengeance. In a world of knights, gnomes, and wizards this is no small task. Scores of supernatural evil beings have entered Ector’s world through a gateway, launching one heck of a battle. Glenn G. Thater’s Harbinger of Doom is an action-packed story set in a scary place where sorcery is common and few can be trusted.

I admire authors like Thater who introduce lots of characters in the first
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Mike
Mar 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knights of the Round Table move over, the Harbinger of Doom is here.

I'm not normally a fan of stories of knights and sorcery, but Harbinger of Doom blew me away. Glen G. Thater has an uncanny way of writing in an ancient prose that matches the period. His vivid description of all the characters allows the reader to vision them in their minds. The author paints each scene and battle so clearly that I felt I was in the middle of the action. Curious ideas were brought about regarding our present da
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Sandra McLeod
Mr. Thater is a wonderful storyteller and his fantasy has a very interesting twist.
Larry B Gray
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Harbinger of Doom by Glenn G. Thater combines the author’s novellas The Gateway and The Fallen Angle into a single volume of action packed excitement. This was a great adventure which I could not put down once I started reading.

It was hard to catch one’s breath the action and adventure came so fast. The author did an excellent job of making all the twists and turns in the storyline exciting and at the same time easy to follow. You kept wanting more and more.

The further I got into the book th
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Tina
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm usually more into Paranormal Romance but I gotta tell you. I really like this book. The characters are interesting and their mission is clear.

There are 2 things that I didn't like about this series. I read books 1-3 and the story just moves way to slow.

And, there are a lot of flash backs but it gets a little complicated as to when they are happening. Because a lot of the characters are from the past, they play dual parts. So when there is a flash back involving both, it gets a little blurr
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Chariss Walker
An adventurous dark fantasy
Rachel
Jun 20, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
HOLY CRAP! THERE'S A BOOK THAT SHARES MY TITLE! :O
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Other Books in the Series

The Harbinger of Doom Saga (10 books)
  • Gateway to Nifleheim (The Harbinger of Doom Saga, #1)
  • The Fallen Angle (The Harbinger of Doom Saga, #2)
  • Knight Eternal (The Harbinger of Doom Saga, #3)
  • Dwellers of the Deep (The Harbinger of Doom Saga, #4)
  • Blood, Fire, and Thorn (The Harbinger of Doom Saga, #5)
  • Gods of the Sword (The Harbinger of Doom Saga, #6)
  • The Shambling Dead (The Harbinger of Doom Saga, #7)
  • Master of the Dead (The Harbinger of Doom Saga, #8)
  • Shadow of Doom (The Harbinger of Doom Saga, #9)
  • Wizard's Toll (The Harbinger of Doom Saga, #10)