IndieReader Approved and Readers' Favorite Recommended, The Flashfall Sword is a follow-up to W.G. Hladky's well-received debut novel, The Book of Ruin.
Senior Chief Weir's great grandsire, Ranger Lovecraft Weir, wields his Flashfall sword in the service of NATO at a time when a Dark Age torments the lands. A deadly pestilence spreads, mutating with terrifying efficiency. Shadowlanders flay enemies and ply women with potions to make them dimwitted and submissive. And young boys undergo grisly rites of passage to teach them to follow the Lord of Putridity. Only NATO keeps the Shadowlanders and pestilence at bay. But when a traitor betrays the alliance, and Shadowlander tribes come together to annihilate all those who are unseeded, NATO must overcome catastrophic losses and face its greatest challenge yet.
Praise for The Flashfall Sword
"The whole idea of the Skinweavers, their culture, and where they originated is brilliant and sets up a lot of questions about where our society could head if technology is used against us. Hladky develops excellent relationships between realistic characters, and he excels at catching the reader off guard. The Flashfall Sword is sure to make a mark in its genre." - Christie Stratos, award-winning author
"The Flashfall Sword is an action-packed post-apocalyptic tale featuring creative worldbuilding, a cast of well-developed characters, and clever plot twists." - Catherine Langrehr for IndieReader
"W. G. Hladky creates an immersive background for the story, gives our protagonist a goal to follow, and just the right amount of grit to face horrible scenes...This is a must-read novel for dystopian fiction enthusiasts." - Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite