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).
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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.