When the Axe Falls (The Omega War) Paperback – December 5, 2018
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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.
From the Author
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!
- 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
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,682,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Why 3 stars? Because I speak snapinsh as my native language, and found really annoying the misspelling in Spanish words.
Edit: Finished reading, edited from 3 to 5 stars, plot and writing 5 stars, no questions there, and when I make a post on the 4HU Facebook group, Chris Kennedy and Jon Osborne where really nice and asked for feedback so they can fix the misspellings on the Spanish words... Simply AWESOME!
By far my favourite narrative universe and my favourite bunch of autors.
Please, read the books, all of them, this one in particular highlights a Merc company outside the horsemen, but I didn't miss them... Recommended!
Jon Osborne tells a complex and in-depth story starting the part of the back story, building on the short stories and setting up for future stores dealing with the Berserkers. I really enjoyed reading this book.
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Great story and sets up the next chapter in the 4HU