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When the Axe Falls (The Omega War) Paperback – December 5, 2018

4.8 out of 5 stars 132 ratings

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If I was collecting books in PRINT form, this one would go on TOP of my bookcase, where I keep only my Heinlein, Pournelle and Niven, David Drake & Eric Flint. Buy this one today.
-Pat Patterson

This piece of the 4HU tales is another example of how wonderfully this universe has been crafted. Even though I've only been introduced to many of the Berserkers tangentially in other stories there are no obvious or even subtle contradictions of character in this telling only a deeper level of understanding. Even if you've never read any other 4HU tale, this book will make you a believer. It stands alone nicely as a great space opera but fits even better into the complex dimensions of the 4HU. This is the best 4HU tale to date and so well worth the read. I look forward to the next piece with great anticipation.
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From the Author

"Finish a short story - you can do that."

It was challenge from the creator of the Four Horsemen Universe, and taking up that challenge would turn me from yet another"I have an idea for a book" to a published author. My audition to the Four Horsemen Universe was my short story "Surf and Turf," featuring Bjorn's Berserkers.

Bjorn's Berserkers was born from a scene - a mercenary commander in a bar. A big, burly, badass merc that looked part Viking and part biker. A hardcore mercenary with a soft spot for a waitress.

Once I had the image of Bjorn Tovesson III, the back story filled in itself. Why does he have a cybernetic arm? Why is he so grumpy? Why are the Berserkers here?

"Surf and Turf", and the follow up,"Angels and Aliens," scratched the surface, but I knew there was a bigger story to tell. When I pitched the story for "When The Axe Falls," I was told two things--it would fit in the current Omega War series, and because of that, I needed to finish it sooner rather than later. Challenge accepted.

I hope you enjoy When The Axe Falls, because I don't intend for it to be my last book in the 4HU. Valhalla Awaits!

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Seventh Seal Press (December 5, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 471 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1948485788
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1948485784
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.32 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1.07 x 8.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 132 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
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