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

Terry W. Ervin II
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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

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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491,914 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
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 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 Non-Stop Action and Great Character Development!!! December 30, 2009
Even as a fan of Fantasy and Science-Fiction novels, I was a bit hesitant to read this book. I did not think that it was possible to combine elements from so many different genres into a single story and be able to pull it off. As much as I was skeptical of how it would turn out, my curiosity got the best of me. I was hooked from the very first page and I personally blame the author, Ervin, for the lack of sleep that I endured for the three days that it took me to read through the book. The fast-paced action delivered an adrenaline rush so addicting that I could not put the book down of my own free will. Where Ervin really succeeds with this book is the level of depth in the development of his characters. In the midst of epic fantasy battles Ervin brings to life characters that become dear to the reader within only a few pages, which is the total length that some of the endeared characters are among the living. Sustaining the reader through the nearly non-stop action is the over-arching mystery concerning the origins of the conflict surrounding the characters. This book is a must for anyone who finds themselves even slightly curious to find out who would come out the victor in an air-superiority battle between dragons and Nazi Stukas!

BEWARE of sleep deprivation from not being able to close the book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book December 29, 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
When I first reviewed this book, I gave it a three star. After completing the entire book, I'd like to change my rating to a five star. I admit I had trouble getting into the book, but I blame this on not normally reading science fiction books. Once I got a few chapters in, I became hooked.

Flank Hawk will sweep you away and take you to a magical world.

Terry W. Ervin II did a brilliant job writing this debut novel. There's never a dull moment as we follow Krish, a farmhand turned mercenary, as he forges through battles. Dragons, zombies, giants, and wizards color the pages of this science fiction, fantasy novel.

Thriving as a stong individual, Krish encounters new friends, and loses honorable allies. Krish's journey is not one you want to miss.

(I've only just begun reading Flank Hawk and it is a genre that I don't normally read. Terry W. Ervin II has brought to life some interesting characters. The writing is smooth and easy to follow. This book is definitly worth picking up.)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars All Hail Flank Hawk!
Ever since I was a kid, I have been enthralled with the concept of a post-apocalyptic world with remnants of technology, mixed with swords and sorcery. Read more
Published 2 months ago by rick
5.0 out of 5 stars Flank Hawk was one of the best fantasy and science fiction books I...
Flank Hawk was one of the best fantasy and science fiction books I have read. Ervin does a great job with character development and moves the action along throughout the story. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joanne E. Detter
4.0 out of 5 stars Flank Hawk is a great read ...
I can't say enough good things about Flank Hawk, Terry Ervin's writing style and his attention to detail whether involving situations or characters often times made me feel like I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ralph Ash
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Read
Book comes alive with awesome and interesting characters. I loved the book and couldn't put it down. I think this would make for a great movie for the science fiction world. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jana Krogman
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun and enjoyable fantasy. Magic, monsters and warriors in a very...
What a fun and enjoyable read. Lots of the classic fantasy elements are here, young idealist coming of age, goblins, sorcerers, ogres and dragons to name a few. Read more
Published 2 months ago by S P Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars In the classic tradition
This is a great read! In my opinion as a librarian with 30 years experience, a lot of books these days are cranked out without a lot of attention to detail or quality;... Read more
Published 3 months ago by John C. Kazalia
4.0 out of 5 stars I was a bit wary about this book at first ...
I was a bit wary about this book at first when reading the summary , but decided to buy it anyway, as I was on the search for new authors, and the mix of magic, Zombies and... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Senn Robin
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 18 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 19 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 19 months ago by Mary K.
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