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Flank Hawk: A First Civilization's Legacy Novel [Kindle Edition]

Terry W. Ervin II
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What happens when fire-breathing dragons battle Stukas for aerial supremacy over a battlefield? Can an earth wizard's magic defeat a panzer? Krish, a farmhand turned mercenary, witnesses this and much more as he confronts the Necromancer King's new war machines resurrected from before the First Civilization's fall. Worse yet, a wounded prince tasks Krish to find the fabled Colonel of the West and barter the royal family's malevolent Blood-Sword for a weapon to thwart the Necromancer King's victory. Flank Hawk is set in the distant future where magic exists and brutish ogres are more than a child's nightmare.



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About the Author

Terry W. Ervin II is an English teacher who enjoys writing Fantasy and Science Fiction. He is an editor for MindFlights, a guest columnist for Fiction Factor and is the author of over two dozen short stories and articles. Flank Hawk is his debut novel. When Terry isn't writing or enjoying time with his wife and daughters, he can be found in his basement raising turtles. To contact Terry, or to learn more about his writing endeavors, visit his website at www.ervin-author.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 692 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Gryphonwood Press (October 25, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002UD5PXM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #499,320 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic and more in the excellent novel "Flank Hawk" June 11, 2011
Format:Paperback
Zombies are never a good thing. Souled zombies, ones that can independently think and act, are even worse. Then there are the goblins, ogres, seers, wizards, and more in this time nearly 3000 years in the future where magic is prevalent, dragons fly, and the evil necromancer king seeks to rule the world. The good people and creatures are far outnumbered by those bent on war and conquest. Those that can harness the most magic can turn the tide of battle -at least for now.

For Krish and his cousin Guzzy, the recent battles outside of their small village have been more then the annual minor attacks designed to disrupt the yearly harvest. The young men fight to defend their village, Pine Ridge, and to protect all they hold dear. With swords and spears protected by magic and salt, they fight on as the enemy in many different forms continues to press the attack and people they know die around them. Back up is on the way as kingdoms make alliances in order to slow the advance of those loyal to the evil necromancer king. One such alliance allows Prince Reveron of Kreese to eventually take over and lead the small group Krish is part of into battle. Krish becomes noticed not only by the Prince but by others and gradually works his way deeper and deeper into the circle of those that Prince Reveron trusts. While Krish may not have had formal military training, he acquires battle skills at a rapid rate and has certain other skills that he continues to try to keep hidden from those around him.

Nearly any fantasy story has to have an epic quest. The one Krish is sent on is huge and could mean the fate of the world as well as what is left of humanity, forever changed in our times, could massively change again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and Entertaining February 26, 2011
By Volpot
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written, the characters are interesting, and the story never dull. Not to mention the fascinating underlying concept of Nazi technology being introduced into a world of swords and sorcery. I'm definitely looking forward to a sequel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic mix of fantasy and technology! November 23, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Dragons, zombies and panzers, oh my! Add in Stukas, goblins, ogres, m'unicorn war steeds and elemental monsters and you get an idea of what you're up against. Flank Hawk is a smorgasbord of fantasy and modern technology and it all works. The imagination this author possesses is astounding. Mr. Ervin seamlessly blends all the elements into a book that you'll find hard to stop reading once you start.

The story follows Krish, a wide-eyed farm boy who goes off to war against the Necromancer King. Through a series of battles, he finds himself paired with Road Toad, a disgraced dragon rider turned mercenary. It is during one of the vicious and devastating battles that Krish earns his mercenary name of Flank Hawk. Road Toad takes Flank Hawk under his wing and teaches the young boy some of the finer points of being a mercenary and some much needed sword-fighting skills.

While on a scouting mission with Prince Reveron of Keesee, Road Toad and a small contingent of elite soldiers, their position is betrayed and events are set into motion that will start Flank Hawk on an impossible quest. He must find the fabled Colonel of the West and barter the royal family's Blood-Sword for a way to stop the evil Necromancer King's advance across the kingdom. This is where the book becomes even more exciting. There is barely a chapter that goes by before something new and unexpected is thrown into the plot.

My favorite character was the Crusader Paul Jedidiah Roos from the Reunited Kingdom who Flank Hawk meets on his quest. All in all there are a number of wonderful characters in this book and I commend the author on such a well-written book. I highly recommend this book for all those readers who love fantasy and science fiction.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic Fantasy Meets Horror August 10, 2010
Format:Paperback
Flank Hawk is the first fantasy novel I've read in ages. I used to read in the genre all the time, but got away from it. Fortunately, Ervin's novel reminded me of all the reasons why I loved fantasy in the first place: quests, epic battles of good vs. evil, lovable heroes, etc. The fact that the book mixes WWII technology, zombies, elementals, wizardry and dragons makes me give it an enthusiastic review. BUY IT!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flank Hawk rocks... May 2, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Terry Ervin II, has written a great epic fantasy tale. "Flank Hawk" starts out with action and keeps the pace throughout. I pride myself on knowing an ending prior to getting there and I totally missed it with Ervin's book. The ending was a surprise that I did not see coming. A wizard raises the dead Nazi empire to take on men using swords, dragons and magicians. They go against Nazi Stukas, panzer tanks, Ogres, giants and zombies. It is a good tale of good against evil with some unexpected twists, turns and some hair raising fights along the way. A solid good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ervin Not Only Has the Magic But a Great Story April 7, 2010
Format:Paperback
Flank Hawk is a sensational debut for author Terry W. Ervin II.

Ervin's writing style could be best described as economical. Every word has a purpose. Every scene pushes the story forward as Krish, a farmer, must endure an array of obstacles to reach his goal- finding the weapon to kill an evil king.

I highly recommend Flank Hawk.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Original Title: Reinventing Fantasy
This is an amazing title by an amazing author. If you want to read something new and original that keeps you on your feet and keeps you interested, this is your book. Read more
Published 12 months ago by James Devlin
5.0 out of 5 stars It's what it says it is.
No surprises here, the book is what it's advertised to be and I enjoyed it. If I had to make a negative comment I'll say there is a lot of action in the book and sometimes I felt... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Benjamin Gloveson
5.0 out of 5 stars Sci-Fi? Fantasy?
Ervin writes a fascinating tale with varied characters that make you love the "good guys" and hate the "bad guys". Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mary K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Literary horizons expanded...
What would happen if all the creatures and conflicts from the world of fantasy came together in a single epic story? Flank Hawk is the answer. Read more
Published 14 months ago by NaCl
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
Got this a couple of years ago but just found it on my bookshelf in early March. Cool idea with the mix of fantasy and technology. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Book Lover
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique
I must say that I really like the idea of somehow combining sci-tech with a magic system in the same story. I've read a couple other books that do that, and both were good... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Brad N. Bleakley
3.0 out of 5 stars It was okay
Good action throughout. I didn't feel for the characters as much as I would have liked, but it kept me interested. The action was the best part.
Published 18 months ago by JustaLittleFiction
5.0 out of 5 stars A rock solid fantasy adventure.
Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do know history are apt to repeat it in much finer detail. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Robert Bevan
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-written and compelling
Author Terry W. Ervin II gives us a fast-paced exciting adventure. The book follows Flank Hawk's transition from an unsure village militiaman to a skilled, veteran fighting at the... Read more
Published 23 months ago by R. S. Kimsey
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful adventure
Flank Hawk was a really fun book to read. I love to read fantasy books because I am amazed at the author's imagination. This story has imagination plus. Read more
Published on September 17, 2012 by Donna J. Monnier
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