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God's Hammer [Paperback]

Eric Schumacher
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20 Sep 2004
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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Paul Mould Publishing (20 Sep 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904959083
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904959083
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,112,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I grew up in modern Los Angeles but I've had a lifelong love affair with Dark Age Europe. It is a love affair that began as a child, and has persisted through my almost forty years of studying, researching and writing about the subject.

While I've written a number of articles about technology and travel, God's Hammer is my first novel. The novel tells the true story of King Hakon Haraldsson's bitter fight against his ruthless brother Erik for the Norwegian throne.

I now live in Santa Barbara, a small beach town about 100 miles north of Los Angeles with his family, and split time between writing and managing my own communications agency, Neology.

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...I highly recommend this historical fiction novel, both for its entertaining story and historical information... -- Lynda Ochsner of Historical Fiction Review

...I was swept up in the action and enthralled by the descriptions of Hakon's struggle... -- Robert H. Goss on Roundtable Reviews

...The author has a strong background in the history of Dark Ages Europe... -- Brad Eden of the Historical Novel Society

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Robert H. Goss on Roundtable Reviews

It is the year AD 927 and Hakon, son of King Harald Fairhair, is being transported to a life as foster son to King Athelstan of Engla-lond. Hakon’s education is at the hands of a Christian priest, and Hakon is baptized into Christianity. Word reaches Hakon that his father has died and Hakon’s brother, Erik has killed two of his brothers in battle and has taken the throne. Hakon is persuaded to go back to Trondlaw to remove Erik from power and to restore peace to the land.

God's Hammer is a wonderful story of the struggles of Hakon Haraldsson to overcome the fears of his people and to become the first Christian King of what is now called Norway. At first I had difficulties reading the story, but after the first couple of chapters, I was swept up in the action and enthralled by the descriptions of Hakon’s struggle. Readers will not be disappointed in this book.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great historical fiction 8 April 2005
Format:Paperback
With God's Hammer, Eric Schumacher tells a poignant coming-of-age story in the historical framework of England and Scandinavia at the end of the first millennium. Schumacher brings to life an idealistic young prince, Hakon, sent to another kingdom at an early age to be raised. Hakon's story is compelling as he struggles to overcome the brutal image of his people in the eyes of his ersatz society, yet eagerly makes all efforts to live up to the ideals of his royal parentage. This internal conflict provides great depth to Hakon's character and the thrust by which God's Hammer explores the life and times of England and Scandinavia just before the millennium.
Schumacher leverages inter-kingdom political conflict to describe the ecology of life at the time. Society seems to be in a constant struggle against external forces, for example, when during one scene, Hakon and his English handlers feed off pure adrenaline on a wild hunt, only to return home-exhausted-to the threat of a foreign invader moving into their kingdom. The ensuing call to arms in the kingdom and march to meet the invader paints a fierce picture of the landscape and people of medieval England.
While the violent demeanor of medieval Northern European life should come as no surprise to any history buff, life in Hakon's world is not all blood and guts. Some elements play off Hakon's moral conscience and serve to elevate the novel to a higher level, like the rapt enthusiasm for depraved revelry Hakon encounters but cannot accept among his people, or the inherent pureness of Hakon's love interest, which only he can see.
Other scenes show the limitations imposed by land and nature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 8 Jun 2005
Format:Paperback
After walking into a box of this book in the authors home, I enquired about it. I was told it was his first book and would I be interested in reading it. Well, being a good neighbor, I said yes.
What a thrill.
This book is well written, easy to read, easy to follow and completely engrossing.
A definte must read for anyone searching for some historical answers or just looking for some fantasy in a far away land.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great historical fiction 8 April 2005
Format:Paperback
With God's Hammer, Eric Schumacher tells a poignant coming-of-age story in the historical framework of England and Scandinavia at the end of the first millennium. Schumacher brings to life an idealistic young prince, Hakon, sent to another kingdom at an early age to be raised. Hakon's story is compelling as he struggles to overcome the brutal image of his people in the eyes of his ersatz society, yet eagerly makes all efforts to live up to the ideals of his royal parentage. This internal conflict provides great depth to Hakon's character and the thrust by which God's Hammer explores the life and times of England and Scandinavia just before the millennium.
Schumacher leverages inter-kingdom political conflict to describe the ecology of life at the time. Society seems to be in a constant struggle against external forces, for example, when during one scene, Hakon and his English handlers feed off pure adrenaline on a wild hunt, only to return home-exhausted-to the threat of a foreign invader moving into their kingdom. The ensuing call to arms in the kingdom and march to meet the invader paints a fierce picture of the landscape and people of medieval England.
While the violent demeanor of medieval Northern European life should come as no surprise to any history buff, life in Hakon's world is not all blood and guts. Some elements play off Hakon's moral conscience and serve to elevate the novel to a higher level, like the rapt enthusiasm for depraved revelry Hakon encounters but cannot accept among his people, or the inherent pureness of Hakon's love interest, which only he can see.
Other scenes show the limitations imposed by land and nature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read...hard to locate 29 Mar 2006
By Chris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Schumacher has certainly put together a must read. However, you can't read it if you can't find it. I found a U.S. distributor in Studio City, California (Empire Publishing Service), they have the title in stock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reader from the UK 19 Aug 2005
By S. Peacock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The author has skillfully woven a compelling story into a well researched tapestry of politics, religion and family....a good read...
5.0 out of 5 stars God's Hammer, a great summertime read!! 28 Jun 2014
By Burl A. Etue - Published on Amazon.com
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A great novel! The author spends time with each character and surroundings, putting you 'into' the story!
5.0 out of 5 stars You like Vikings? This book you don't want to miss! 28 Mar 2014
By penelope m. ostergaard - Published on Amazon.com
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Fast moving story. Didn't want to put it down. Best of all the Viking stories I have read. I hope Eric Schumacher has a sequel to this. I am waiting!
5.0 out of 5 stars hard to put down 10 Mar 2014
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Well written and surprisingly historical. A well thought out story and one I would recommend easily. Will be looking for other Schumacher works
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