The Hammer of Darkness

The Hammer of Darkness

by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
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The Hammer of Darkness by L. E. Modesitt Jr.

Interstellar adventure in a galaxy of gods and spaceships! Are the gods really gods? Or men and women with larger-than-life powers playing god over a planet that wasn't really a planet? Whatever the answer, Martin Martel must battle the gods for his life, love, and the fate of the galaxy.

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ISBN-13: 9780812536928
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 03/28/1996

About the Author

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.

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The Hammer of Darkness 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
With a Query next to his name Martin Martel is unable to live as a student on the planet Karnak and his girlfriend Kryn, the duke¿s daughter, has the guards fire at him when she realized he was an esper. The Brotherhood takes him to Aurore a planet many scientists believe should not exist, a place where people with esper powers have a chance to grow into them and use them at will.-------------------- It is also a place where gods walk among the populace only Martel believes at first they are more powerful espers such as the galaxy has never seen and the gods rule to keep from getting bored. Martel has the potential to become one of them but because he turns his back on them, both sides know a confrontation will eventually occur. A millennium has passed and Martel is viewed as a god by the people who worship him, he can control his powers which are greater than the so called gods and Kryn is now the Viceroy ruler of a galaxy. Martel does the impossible to get what he wants and if he is successful, for the first time in a thousand years, he will finally be happy.---------------- THE HAMMER OF DARKNESS is a reprint of a book first published in 1985. Although the plot is not as fast-paced and exciting as the later works of L.E. Modesitt, Jr., it is evident by the storyline that he showed back then he was destined to be a highly regarded master storyteller. What hasn¿t changed in over two decades is his ability to create characters that are interesting and larger than life placed in a future setting.-------------- Harriet Klausner
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