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God's Hammer: A Viking Age Novel (Hakon's Saga Book 1) by [Eric Schumacher, Marg Gilks]
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"Eric Schumacher has claimed his place alongside Cornwell, Iggulden, O'Brian, Forester and Scarrow." - Amazon reader

"Mr. Schumacher stands ready to be a 'great' in a world full of mediocre authors." -Dads&Dragons

"Eric Schumacher has created the most evocative tale in his stunning novel -- God's Hammer."  - Mary Anne Yarde, author of The Du Lac Chronicles

"Author Eric Schumacher put together a rousing story of warfare, religious strife and tested friendships." - Mercedes Rochelle, author of Heir to a Prophecy

"Eric Schumacher skillfully weaves fact and fiction together in a pulse-pounding saga of that keeps you turning the pages."- Preston Holtry, author of the Arrius Trilogy

"History, legend, and fiction blend together with an expert hand in 'God's Hammer', a gripping historical fiction novel by Eric Schumacher." - Thomas Quinn Miller, author of The Soulstone Prophecy Series

"...one of my favorite reads of the year. It has great historical immersion, an engaging plot, internal and external conflict on multiple levels, and complex characters." - David Wiley, author of multiple fantasy and sci-fi stories

"A Viking adventure with brains and heart." - David Ewalt, author of Of Dice and Men

"I was immediately drawn in and captivated by God's Hammer, such is the credit due to Eric for his skill in weaving the tale." - Poppy Coburn, book blogger

"A story of war, family, sacrifice, honor ... one that keeps your blood pumping and your fingers turning pages rapidly." - Michelle MacQueen, author of multiple fantasy, romance and YA novels

"...I was swept up in the action and enthralled by the descriptions of Hakon's struggle..." -- Robert H. Goss on Roundtable Reviews

"...The author has a strong background in the history of Dark Ages Europe..." -- Brad Eden of the Historical Novel Society

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Robert H. Goss on Roundtable Reviews

It is the year AD 927 and Hakon, son of King Harald Fairhair, is being transported to a life as foster son to King Athelstan of Engla-lond. Hakon’s education is at the hands of a Christian priest, and Hakon is baptized into Christianity. Word reaches Hakon that his father has died and Hakon’s brother, Erik has killed two of his brothers in battle and has taken the throne. Hakon is persuaded to go back to Trondlaw to remove Erik from power and to restore peace to the land.

God's Hammer is a wonderful story of the struggles of Hakon Haraldsson to overcome the fears of his people and to become the first Christian King of what is now called Norway. At first I had difficulties reading the story, but after the first couple of chapters, I was swept up in the action and enthralled by the descriptions of Hakon’s struggle. Readers will not be disappointed in this book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00CEM625E
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Legionary Books - A Next Chapter Imprint; 3rd edition (February 1, 2005)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 1, 2005
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 666 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 618 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 618 ratings

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Eric Schumacher (1968 - ) is an American historical novelist who currently resides in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife and two children. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended college at the University of San Diego.

At a very early age, Schumacher discovered his love for writing and medieval European history, as well as authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Those discoveries continue to fuel his imagination and influence the stories he tells. His first novel, God's Hammer, was published in 2005.

The best way to follow Eric Schumacher is to visit his website at ericschumacher.net or join his newsletter at https://www.ericschumacher.net/readers-club.

Follow him on Twitter: @DarkAgeScribe

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