The Hero and the Fiend

The Hero and the Fiend

by Glenn G. Thater


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The Hero and the Fiend by Glenn G. Thater

The Hero and the Fiend is a twelve-thousand word novelette set in the same world, and featuring some of the same characters, as Glenn G. Thater's Harbinger of Doom series of fantasy novels and novellas. Hero, however, is a stand-alone story that requires no familiarity with his other books to enjoy.

Like much of Thater's work, Hero explores the nature of good and evil, and plumbs the depths of heroism and courage. Morzagast, Prince of Nifleheim, an immortal fiend of frightening power rampages across Lomion City on an insatiable quest for blood and souls. Stalwart soldiers, gallant knights, and grayed wizards cannot kill it or contain it. Yet a lone warrior, bound by duty, and girded with courage and cold steel, sacrifices all to bar its path.


VOLUME 5+ forthcoming

(Combines The Gateway and The Fallen Angle into a single volume)

(A novelette set in the Harbinger of Doom universe)

(A novella length version of Gateway to Nifleheim)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480291348
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2012
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.14(d)

About the Author

For more than twenty-five years, Glenn G. Thater has written works of fiction and historical fiction that focus 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: Gateway to Nifleheim, The Fallen Angle, Knight Eternal, and Dwellers of the Deep; the novella, The Gateway; and the novelette, The Hero and the Fiend.

Mr. Thater holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics with concentrations in Astronomy and Religious Studies, and a Master of Science 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 the 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 Capitol in Washington D.C.

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The Hero and the Fiend 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got me again! Just read it
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
The Hero and The Fiend is a short story in the Angle Theta series. It can be read as a standalone, although I actually was glad that I had already read The Gateway, because the start of the story features a couple of characters from that book. However, they are only in the beginning, and then you move to a different part of town. Two demons have made Lomion City their new home. This is not good news for the residents. Although the demons are trying to be (their version of) careful, they always have to move on eventually, as dead bodies pile up. This story takes place during just a few short hours, as they are seen feeding on bodies by some sailors. Most of them die, but one is able to reach the Watch where he tells his tale. There is a lot of action in this story, some of it very descriptive, so fair warning. Theta is his usual enigmatic, mysterious self, but there are some there who know of him. With a couple of loose ends left, this is a wonderful addition to the Angle Theta stories. Definitely recommended. Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!