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eBook One King's Way (Hammer & the Cross) epub
  • ISBN: 0099303086
  • Author: John Holm,Harry Harrison
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Fantasy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk (July 1996)
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • ePUB size: 1867 kb
  • FB2 size 1763 kb
  • Formats azw lrf doc lrf


The Hammer and the Cross is a science fiction novel by Harry Harrison and John Holm, a pseudonym for the Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey.

The Hammer and the Cross is a science fiction novel by Harry Harrison and John Holm, a pseudonym for the Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey. The first in a trilogy, the book chronicles the rise of Shef, a bastard son of a Viking and an English lady. The book is alternative history set in 9th century England, where Viking raids are common. In this tale, the authors explore what might have happened if the Vikings had fought more successfully against the rule of Chalcedonian Christianity.

One King's Way is the second part of the trilogy by Harry Harrison and John Holm that began with The Hammer and the Cross. The book was published in 1994. Shef is now co-king of a realm in southern Britain. After getting separated from his comrades in a sea battle with the Ragnarssons, he begins an epic journey through Scandinavia.

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Harry Harrison (Author), John Holm (Author). In stock on July 17, 2018

Harry Harrison (Author), John Holm (Author). Book 1 of 3 in the Hammer and the Cross Series. In stock on July 17, 2018. Ships from and sold by belskiy.

Harry Harrison was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey on March 12, 1925 in Stamford, Connecticut. He was drafted into the U. S. Air Corps in 1943 and became a sharpshooter, a military policeman, a gunnery instructor, and a specialist in the prototypes of computer-guided bomb-sights and gun turrets. After being discharged, he graduated from Hunter College with a degree in art. One King's Way (Hammer and the Cross).

Harry Harrison and John Holm. One King's Way. Harry Harrison and John Holm. The Hammer and the Cross. John Holm" is a pseudonym of Tom Shippey. The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues. The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell.

Warring kings rule over the British Isles, but the Church rules over the kings, threatening all who oppose them with damnation. Only the dreaded Vikings of Scandinavia do not fear the priests. Shef, the bastard son of a Norse raider and a captive English lady, is torn by divided loyalties and driven by strange visions that seem to come from Odin himself. A smith and warrior, he alone dares to imagine new weapons and tactics with which to carve out a kingdom-and launch an all-out war betwee. he Hammer and the Cross.

A sequel to "The Hammer and the Cross" which continues the story of Shef Sigvarthsson, god-chosen warrior and mystic. It is AD 867, and from the Vikings of the North Sea to the scheming priests of Germany, from the frozen north to the Finnish tundra, Shef fights his way towards kingship.
Comments: (7)
uspeh
OK, I realize that the last two books in this series were written by someone other than the original author, Harry Harrison. But I do give him credit for the original idea that these books sprang from. I'm a sucker for alternate history stories, and this one is a good one. What makes it good is a fresh perspective--Vikings and English, rather than the Civil War, or Kennedy's assassination, or even the Roman Empire. I stumbled across an old Harry Harrison book in my personal library when I was looking for something to read, and was impressed by his mastery of writing. I am a Christian, and have always been aware of his anti-Christian bias (perhaps more anti-Church?), but that hasn't stopped me from enjoying these and other books by the old master.

Harry, we hardly knew ye....
Simple
This trilogy is excellent, a nice foray into alternative history that is set outside the "standard mileau" of the Civil War and/or WWII.

Highly recommended.
Iseared
Good read third in the series. I use these books as escapes from the day...great way to relax.
Xcorn
Wish he were still with us.
Enone
I read this the first time when I was a lot younger. Fun read the first time and a fun re-read.
mym Ђудęm ęгσ НuK
Equal to Lord of the Rings trilogy good.
Cordanius
Best of the three. I wish Mr. Harrison would write more in this genre. One more book, then back to Mr. Turtledove.
An excellent alternative history of the Viking Age. I have, but haven't had a chance to read Harrison's two sequels yet. Hopefully they will measure up to the first one.
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