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Glenn | 12 comments Hi Folks,

If you like fantasy stories, check out my novel, Harbinger of Doom.

Link to Harbinger of Doom's Amazon.com page: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1438...

Here's the blurb, and below is a summary of reader reviews:

In Harbinger of Doom, Glenn G. Thater transports you to a time of legendary heroes, spectacular duels, courtly intrigue, otherworldly evils, and ancient forbidden magics. This first volume in an epic series is certain to delight fantasy fans everywhere. When mad sorcerers open a gateway to the very pits of hell, releasing demons of darkest nightmare upon the world, only the intrepid knights of House Eotrus stand in their way. Claradon Eotrus recruits Angle Theta and Gabriel Garn, mysterious knights of mystical power to stand with him against the tide of chaos that threatens to engulf the world and destroy mankind. Theta and Garn take up their swords one last time against the coming darkness - a darkness from which only one will emerge. But Claradon has bought far more than he's bargained for, when his comrade Ob discovers the terrifying secret of Angle Theta. A secret so horrifying as to shatter a man's mind and call into question the very nature of good and evil.

--- 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 Midgaard with knights, a young-man-turned-king, a belligerent gnome, a couple scardey-cat wizards, Sir Gabriel, and Lord Angle Theta, the Harbinger of Doom. ...what fascinated me was the clever idea that Azathoth/Odin/God's heart turned black, and the one we know as the Bogeyman is really the one who is trying to save us. What a twist, and what an imagination!
---- Dennis Batchelder, Author of Soul Identity
(Reposted from Goodreads.com)

--- An amazing tale of swords, sorcerers, and more!...In the foreword, Thater has introduced the legend of Angle Theta. He is a character that has been cited in a number of ancient writings, and is the stuff legends are made of. ... Thater's writing has you in the heat of the battle, and leaves you wanting more of this epic story. ...[Angle Theta:] reminds me a little of Moorcock's Lord Elric of Melnibone, who struggles with issues in the fight of good and evil. Cannot wait to read more of this saga from Glenn G. Thater. For those of us who love to read of demons and dragons, knights in armor and legends of long ago.
--- "Ellen in Atlanta", Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
(Reposted from Amazon.com)

--- ...now I have something I can reread over and over again. Harbinger of Doom has just shattered everything I knew of the epic fantasy realm and created a sub genre all of its own. With a masterful craft of writing with sly wit you are pulled into an epic tale of dark portions. If you are like me, you will scream at the book, and several characters in certain parts as they become like kin folk. The characters own the pages, the story never disappoints, and thank God for this author! In addition, if you are a Brian Lumley fan, I would suggest you give this book a try. A must for fantasy fans!
--- "PoetryLover"
(Reposted from Amazon.com)

--- I find Mr. Thater's book, Harbinger of Doom, to be an excellent foray into dark story adventure, ... good story, good action. Excellent flow of the story line to hold the attention. Overall very well done.
--- Jacamo Peterson, Author of "A Hard Place: A Sergeant's Tale"
(Reposted from Amazon.com)

--- At its core, Harbinger of Doom is a story of heroes and villains and explores the nature of good and evil, of religion and even politics. But this is no four color comic book world, it's a land where the good guys can die, and where it's not always clear who is the hero and who is the villain....
--- "P. Martucci"
(Reposted from Amazon.com)

--- This is a complex but highly entertaining swords and sorcery story, reminiscent of the pulp novels of Robert E. Howard, but with more depth and undercurrents to the plot. Thater's character `Lord Angle Theta' is an almost larger than life hero like Howard's Conan or Kull. And although he's perhaps their equal in brawn, he's far their better in brains. The other characters are all memorable and interesting, especially the grumpy gnome called Ob....
--- "Fantasy Fan"
(Reposted from Amazon.com)

--- Harbinger of Doom by Glenn Thater is what this genre of literature is all about!...I truly did not put the book down!
--- "Greg M."
(Reposted from Amazon.com)

--- 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 mysteries in this tale of good vs. evil. I hope it continues!
--- "Susan Jane"
(Reposted from Amazon.com)

--- ...It took me by surprise because I had never heard of this author and was blown away by how exciting this story and the characters were from the get go. I literally could not put this book down once I started reading it. ...It has all the adventure and excitement of the Star Wars Saga but set in a different world of endless time.
--- "Mythical Books Aficionado"
(Reposted from Amazon.com)

--- ...Thater takes his fantasy and places it inside your brain. I wasn't reading a book, I was standing in the middle of the action, looking to pick up a sword and jump in...
--- "George T"
(Reposted from Amazon.com)

--- My New Favorite Book. Ok, that's saying a lot, but this book is just that good. The author doesn't just spit out a story here - he's crafted every line and word - there's a rhythm to the way it reads; both the exposition and the dialog. It draws you in; providing a more immersive experience than you'd expect in fantasy fiction. The depth of the world, and the complexity of the characters, and an underlying ambiguity as to who's really the hero and who's really the villain make this story a true standout. I liked it so much, I actually read it twice - and found that on the second read I picked up all sorts of subtleties and nuances that I'd missed on the first go round.
--- "Connie Brady"
(Reposted from Amazon.com)

Link to Harbinger of Doom's Amazon.com page: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1438...

glenn g. thater's official website:
http://www.angletheta.blogspot.com
Harbinger of Doom


message 2: by Ilyn (last edited Jan 17, 2009 11:38AM) (new)

Ilyn Ross (Ilyn_Ross) | 1071 comments Mod
Thank you, Glenn, for telling us about your book. Good fortune on Harbinger of Doom.


message 3: by Glenn (new)

Glenn | 12 comments Thanks, Ilyn. Good luck with your book, Reason Reigns, as well.
regards,
glenn


message 4: by Ilyn (new)

Ilyn Ross (Ilyn_Ross) | 1071 comments Mod
My pleasure. Thank you for the good wishes, Glenn.


message 5: by Glenn (new)

Glenn | 12 comments Hi Folks,
My fantasy novel, ‘Harbinger of Doom’ is one of several books being considered by the ‘SciFi and Fantasy Book Club’ as their April “fantasy” book to read. If you’re not already a member of the sci-fi and fantasy book club group, I hope that you’ll consider joining and voting for Harbinger of Doom, and becoming an active member of the group. Here’s the link to the SciFi and Fantasy Book Club’s poll: (scroll down to the fantasy book list)
http://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/18...
Thanks and regards,
Glenn G. Thater
Author of Harbinger of Doom
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1438...



message 6: by Glenn (new)

Glenn | 12 comments More Reader Reviews of Harbinger of Doom:

"Wow!!! This book had me from the moment I picked it up. I am normally an extremely slow reader, but I could not put this book down, and unfortunately I finished before I knew it. The fighting scenes were described very well. The characters were developed great! The whole time I was reading, I was stuck in the book. All I can say is AMAZING!....What a powerful writer! I was so glad to have stumbled upon the book. This has got to be one of my all-time favorite books."
--- Grace Ann Lester
(Reposted from Amazon.com)


message 7: by Ilyn (new)

Ilyn Ross (Ilyn_Ross) | 1071 comments Mod
Congratulations!


message 8: by Glenn (new)

Glenn | 12 comments thanks!


message 9: by Glenn (new)

Glenn | 12 comments Just wanted to share with you some news. The third book (Knight Eternal) in my Harbinger of Doom series is now out in paperback and kindle and is available on Amazon and Smashwords.com. Also, the first two books in the series are now available in paperback on Amazon and are listed at an extremely low price. See below.

To avoid any confusion, for those of you that have bought/read Harbinger of Doom - that book includes both of the first two volumes in the series, so no need to pick these up too.

THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA

1. The Gateway: $3.99 paperback; http://simurl.com/tinhuf

2. The Fallen Angle($5.99 paperback)
http://simurl.com/metcah

3. Knight Eternal: $12.99 paperback)
(just released 10/25/2009!)
http://simurl.com/hegnoj

Harbinger Of Doom(books 1&2) ($9.99 paperback)
http://simurl.com/robpac
(HOD Combines `The Gateway' and `The Fallen Angle' into a single volume)

regards,
glenn g. thater
http://www.angletheta.blogspot.com


message 10: by Glenn (new)

Glenn | 12 comments THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA

The Harbinger of Doom saga centers around one Lord Angle Theta, an enigmatic warrior of unknown origins and mystical power. No mortal man is his match in battle. No sorcery can contain or confound him. No scholar or sage can outwit him. But for all his skills, he is but one of us; a man, a human, who shares our faults, our dreams, and our ambitions. He boldly strides across the land, fearless, peerless, and cloaked in mystery, all his will bent on righting such wrongs as he deems fit.
Until the day the Gateway opened and turned the world on its head. On that fateful day, Korrgonn came and washed our dreams. And his outre realms of chaos set their unholy mark upon our world and claimed it for their own.
Only Theta and his companions see the enemies aligning against us. Only they foresee our end coming – the end of civilization, the end of the world of man. Only they can hope to turn the tide of madness and preserve all that we hold dear.
But no man, not even our greatest heroes, can stand against the Lords of Chaos and the dark armies of Nifleheim at their command. Fiends that infiltrate unseen within our ranks, that tear down our temples and our traditions; that devour us from within, unseen, unknown, unheralded, and unopposed until the hour grows far too late.
Through the murk and mist that hangs before our eyes, one man only sees true. One man pierces the veil of magic that blinds us all and marks the world as it truly is, revealing secrets, secrets of Angle Theta, so horrifying as to shatter a man’s mind and call into question the very nature of good and evil.
Join us now on our journey back to the days of high adventure.

The Harbinger of Doom Saga
1. The Gateway: $3.99 paperback; http://simurl.com/tinhuf

2. The Fallen Angle($5.99 paperback)
http://simurl.com/metcah

3. Knight Eternal: $12.99 paperback)
(just released 10/25/2009!)
http://simurl.com/hegnoj

Harbinger Of Doom(books 1&2) ($9.99 paperback)
http://simurl.com/robpac
(HOD Combines `The Gateway' and `The Fallen Angle' into a single volume)


regards,
glenn g. thater
author of harbinger of doom
http://glenngthater.com



message 11: by Ilyn (new)

Ilyn Ross (Ilyn_Ross) | 1071 comments Mod
Glenn, good fortune on your books. Happy Thanksgiving.


message 12: by Glenn (new)

Glenn | 12 comments Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!


message 13: by Glenn (new)

Glenn | 12 comments Greetings all,
My novel, The Gateway (Book 1 of my Harbinger of Doom fantasy series), has been nominated for best fantasy novel of 2009.

Could you please lend your support by voting here: http://bit.ly/5Futm6. Voting ends january 14th.

The Gateway is available for FREE from Smashwords.com in multiple different ebook formats (pdf, txt, html, mobi, kindle, etc....) Please download and enjoy! If you like it, please post a review on Amazon.com. Here's the link for your FREE copy: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...

The Harbinger of Doom saga
Book 1: The Gateway
Book 2: The Fallen Angle
Books 1&2 combined: Harbinger of Doom
Book 3: Knight Eternal
Book 4+ (forthcoming)

thanks and regards,
glenn g. thater
www.glenngthater.com


message 14: by Glenn (new)

Glenn | 12 comments The prices for the kindle versions of my Harbinger of Doom series were reduced today. If you haven't picked up the whole series yet, now is your chance!

The Harbinger of Doom Saga
Book 1: The Gateway (.99 cents on kindle; Free on Smashwords.com)
Book 2: The Fallen Angle ($3.99 on kindle)
Harbinger of Doom includes Books 1 and 2 ($5.99 on kindle)
Book 3: Knight Eternal ($6.99 on kindle)
Book 4+ (forthcoming)

regards,
glenn g. thater


message 15: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (photoscribe) | 55 comments I also have Kindles of my entire "Cassiopeia" series for sale, along with the print versions. They can be had at Amazon for $1.59 apiece or for $1.99 at Mobipocket.com.

Stephen H. Turner
The Last Voyage of the Cassiopeia
Almagest: The Adventures of MarsShield
3700
The Avedon Question


message 16: by Glenn (new)

Glenn | 12 comments The Gateway, Book 1 of the fantasy series, Harbinger of Doom, by Glenn G. Thater was awarded 3rd Place out of 109 books nominated for best fantasy novel published in 2009 in the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll! (http://www.critters.org/predpoll/fina...) Download your FREE copy of The Gateway here: http://bit.ly/698h94.


message 17: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (photoscribe) | 55 comments He won't be undersold, people!! (g)


message 18: by Glenn (new)

Glenn | 12 comments Below is some info on my epic fantasy series, Harbinger of Doom. BTW - Book 1, The Gateway, won 3rd Best Fantasy Novel of 2009 in the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. Books 1 and 2 are both on sale for .99 cents on Amazon kindle through the end of 2010!

Summary of Reader Reviews:

“...as good as any fantasy tale you will read, it honors the tradition, and adds to our lore a story so good, so well told, I hope it will be remembered forever.” --- Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands

“...fast paced and exciting with characters real enough to leap out of the pages...leaves the reader craving more.” --- Franz McLaren, author of Demon Drift and A Night of Dark Delicacies

“...Non-stop action that is written so well you can't stop reading it!” -- G.A. Endless, author of Issla: A Vampire Living in the 21st Century

“...The author paints each scene and battle so clearly that I felt I was in the middle of the action.” --- Mike Monahan, author of Barracuda.

“...The Gateway delivers straight up heroic fantasy with unapologetic hack and slash action.” -- Tracy Falbe, author of The Rys Chronicles

“...fast-paced, action-packed fantasy.” --- Debra Purdy Kong, author of Taxed to Death and Fatal Encryption

“...An adventure into magic and fantasy that pulls you in and does not let go...left me wanting more.”
--- R.M. Putnam, author of Destiny’s Warriors

“...the action never stops.” --- Susan McLeod, author of Soul and Shadow

Thater tells this tale “...in a voice as pretentious as Tolkein’s.” -- Dennis Batchelder, author of Soul Identity and Soul Intent.

“...an excellent foray into dark story adventure.” -- Jacamo Peterson, author of A Hard Place: A Sergeant's Tale, and Blademaster of Norda.

THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA

The Harbinger of Doom saga centers around one Lord Angle Theta, an enigmatic warrior of unknown origins and mystical power. No mortal man is his match in battle. No sorcery can contain or confound him. No scholar or sage can outwit him. But for all his skills, he is but one of us; a man, a human, who shares our faults, our dreams, and our ambitions. He boldly strides across the land, fearless, peerless, and cloaked in mystery; all his will bent on righting such wrongs as he deems fit.
Until the day the Gateway opened and turned the world on its head. On that fateful day, Korrgonn came and washed away our dreams. And his outre' realms of chaos set their unholy mark upon our world and claimed it for their own.

Only Theta and his companions see the enemies aligning against us. Only they foresee our end coming -- the end of civilization, the end of the world of man. Only they can hope to turn the tide of madness and preserve all that we hold dear.

But no man, not even our greatest hero, can stand against the Lords of Chaos and the dark armies of Nifleheim at their command. Fiends that infiltrate unseen within our ranks, that tear down our temples and our traditions; that devour us from within, unseen, unknown, unheralded, and unopposed until the hour grows far too late.

Through the murk and mist that hangs before our eyes, one man only sees true. One man pierces the veil of magic that blinds us all and marks the world as it truly is, revealing secrets, secrets of Angle Theta, so horrifying as to shatter a man's mind and call into question the very nature of good and evil.
Join us now on our journey back to the days of high adventure.

Book 1: The Gateway (only .99 cents on Kindle)
http://www.amazon.com/GATEWAY-Harbing...

Book 2: The Fallen Angle (only .99 cents on Kindle)
http://www.amazon.com/FALLEN-ANGLE-Ha...

Book 3: Knight Eternal
http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Eternal-...

Books 1 & 2 combined: Harbinger of Doom
http://www.amazon.com/HARBINGER-DOOM-...

Book 4+ (forthcoming)

Glenn G. Thater
www.glenngthater.com


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