The Gateway (An Epic Fantasy Novella)

The Gateway (An Epic Fantasy Novella)

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by Glenn G. Thater
     
 

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THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA

Book 1: Gateway to Nifleheim
Book 2: The Fallen Angle
Books 1 & 2 combined: Harbinger of Doom
Book 3: Knight Eternal
Book 4: Dwellers of the Deep
Book 5: Blood, Fire, and Thorn
Book 6: Gods of the Sword
Book 7: Master of the Dead
Book 8+ (forthcoming)

Hero and the Fiend (a novelette set in the Harbinger

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THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA

Book 1: Gateway to Nifleheim
Book 2: The Fallen Angle
Books 1 & 2 combined: Harbinger of Doom
Book 3: Knight Eternal
Book 4: Dwellers of the Deep
Book 5: Blood, Fire, and Thorn
Book 6: Gods of the Sword
Book 7: Master of the Dead
Book 8+ (forthcoming)

Hero and the Fiend (a novelette set in the Harbinger of Doom universe)

The Gateway (a novella length version of Gateway to Nifleheim)

The Harbinger of Doom saga centers around one Lord Angle Theta, an enigmatic warrior of unknown origins and mystical power. No mortal man is his match in battle. No sorcery can contain or confound him. No scholar or sage can outwit him. But for all his skills, he is but one of us; a man, a human, who shares our faults, our dreams, and our ambitions. He boldly strides across the land, fearless, peerless, and cloaked in mystery; all his will bent on righting such wrongs as he deems fit.

Until the day the Gateway opened and turned the world on its head. On that fateful day, Korrgonn came and washed away our dreams. And his outre' realms of chaos set their unholy mark upon our world and claimed it for their own.

Only Theta and his companions see the enemies aligning against us. Only they foresee our end coming -- the end of civilization, the end of the world of man. Only they can hope to turn the tide of madness and preserve all that we hold dear.

But no man, not even our greatest hero, can stand against the Lords of Chaos and the dark armies of Nifleheim at their command. Fiends that infiltrate unseen within our ranks, that tear down our temples and our traditions; that devour us from within, unseen, unknown, unheralded, and unopposed until the hour grows far too late.

Through the murk and mist that hangs before our eyes, one man only sees true. One man pierces the veil of magic that blinds us all and marks the world as it truly is, revealing secrets, secrets of Angle Theta, so horrifying as to shatter a man's mind and call into question the very nature of good and evil.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000724910
Publisher:
Glenn G. Thater
Publication date:
10/17/2009
Series:
Harbinger of Doom
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
206 KB

Meet the Author

For more than twenty-five years, Glenn G. Thater has written works of fiction and historical fiction focusing on the genres of epic fantasy and sword and sorcery. His published works of fiction include the first four volumes of the Harbinger of Doom saga - The Gateway, The Fallen Angle, Knight Eternal, Dwellers of the Deep (forthcoming), and the short story The Hero and the Fiend, which appears in the anthology Shameless Shorts.

Mr. Thater holds a bachelor's degree in Physics with concentrations in Astronomy and Religious Studies, and a master's degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Structural Engineering. He has undertaken advanced graduate study in Classical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, and Astrophysics, and is a practicing licensed professional engineer specializing in multi-disciplinary alteration and remediation of buildings, and the forensic investigation of building failures and other disasters.

Mr. Thater has investigated failures and collapses of numerous structures around the United States and internationally. Since 1998, he has served on the American Society of Civil Engineers' Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (TCFE), is a member of that Council’s Executive Committee, and is the past Chairman of TCFE's Committee on Practices to Reduce Failures. Mr. Thater is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and has testified as an expert witness in the field of structural engineering before the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Mr. Thater is an author of numerous scientific papers, magazine articles, engineering textbook chapters, and countless engineering reports. He has lectured across the United States and internationally on such topics as the World Trade Center collapses, bridge collapses, and on the construction and analysis of the dome of the United States Capital in Washington D.C.

Many of Mr. Thater's stories and story excerpts are posted on his official website http://www.glenngthater.com, where fans may leave comments and questions.

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Gateway: (Harbinger of Doom) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Willis Bouwman More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book takes off right from the get go. Even though I would consider this a short story I didn't feel like it was rushed or any details came up missing. I'm going to go and purchase the next book in the series right now!
Darkstar5 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was well written and I liked the story line. the book made me want to read more
Tim_Greaton More than 1 year ago
If you are a hard-core fantasy fan, you are sure to love this swords and sworcery adventure. Thater has imbued our medieval world with honor, courage and magic. This is a place where average men fight alongside godlike warriors. When the bank of fog rolls in and ancient ruins begin to reconstitute, you can either run or stand at the gates of chaos and protect your world. Lord Theta, Sir Gabriel, Brother Claradon, and the rest of the Glenn Thater's knights choose to stand and fight. Reviewed by Tim Greaton Maine's Other Author(TM)
Alanakat More than 1 year ago
This book has plenty of action and adventure, I know it's free but I can't wait to read the next book. A must read for any gamer! It has a Dungeons & Dragons feel and you feel like your in the story with the characters fighting the evil that has plagued the Dor!
Loggie More than 1 year ago
The Gateway is fast paced and exciting with characters real enough to leap out of the pages. It leaves the reader craving more.
Browns1210 More than 1 year ago
Great Book
Draganos More than 1 year ago
The Gateway (Harbringer of Doom) by Glenn G. Thater is a brilliant Fantasy novel that will keep you riveted from start to finish.
Arrat More than 1 year ago
This was an okay book. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy Norse or Celtic mythologies. Spoiler: When I read this book I felt like I was reading an old Norse myth. The writing takes a little getting used. There is not a lot of explanation, there just IS. It was basically about the reincarnated hero here to save the earth over & over again.
Governor92 More than 1 year ago
This was interesting enought for those, like me, who enjoy alomst any book in the genre. The main character wsa particularly interesting. However, the character development was pretty shallow and there were a number of random facts thrown out for the first book in a series that do not seem to be relevant. I can only hope that the characters will gain depth and the relevance of such facts will be revealed in further installments.
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((Pronounced Pi-ra-mor)) This castle is actually a bustling city surrounded by thick walls. Many of the World's peoples live there in harmony. The Castle proper is home to the King and Queen, and their son. Rumour has it that the daughter of the Royal couple, Amnia, has gone missing. How this happened is always different depending on who you ask. Some say she was kidnapped. Some say she went to learn magic from the high elves. Still others say she just left the castle, for reasons unknown. The King will be offering a reward for any news of her.
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SolitaireParke More than 1 year ago
The "Gateway" by Glenn G. Thater started off at a run and never slowed down! The action is intense and reads in a similar fashion to the Conan books. I was very impressed with the author's fluid writing style and am going to purchase the rest of the series. Great book!!
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Shawn-G75_ More than 1 year ago
The Gateway is great from start to finish! The action is nonstop and you will want to jump right into the next book in the series. Glenn Thater writes a masterful start to what will surely become a sword and sorcery favorite!
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