Glenn G. Thater

Biography

For more than twenty-five years, Glenn G. Thater has written works of fiction and historical fiction focusing 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 - The Gateway, The Fallen Angle, Knight Eternal, Dwellers of the Deep (forthcoming), and the short story The Hero and the Fiend, which appears in the anthology Shameless Shorts.

Mr. Thater holds a bachelor's degree in Physics with concentrations in Astronomy and Religious Studies, and a master's 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 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 Capital in Washington D.C.

Many of Mr. Thater's stories and story excerpts are posted on his official website http://www.glenngthater.com, where fans may leave comments and questions.

Where to find Glenn G. Thater online


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Books

Harbinger of Doom (Three Book Bundle)
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Price: Free! Words: 159,820. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Mad wizards wrenched open a gateway to hell. What is a young knight to do when he discovers that the man he recruited to help him close that gateway is either the world's greatest hero or the devil himself, thrown down from the heavens? Is he out to save Midgaard or destroy it? Does he serve the Norse gods or did he slay them? And if he's truly the harbinger of doom, who can stop him?
Gods of the Sword (Harbinger of Doom -- Volume 6)
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Series: Harbinger of Doom, Book 6. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 77,120. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The epic Harbinger of Doom saga continues in Gods of the Sword, the exciting sixth volume in the series. Wizards, warriors, assassins, and intrigue -- who are the "good" guys, who or the "bad"? Only you can decide. But remember, in Lomion, nothing is as it appears.
Blood, Fire, and Thorn
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Series: Harbinger of Doom, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,000. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The epic Harbinger of Doom saga continues in Blood, Fire, and Thorn, the exciting fifth volume in the series. When the black elf king comes calling, hide your children and your gold. When trolls venture down from mountain peak, hold tightly your bones, for them they seek. And Thetan will be there, of his wrath you will weep. The Harbinger of Doom, your soul to reap.
The Demon King of Bergher
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(This is a Short Story) When the Demon King of Bergher comes calling with an evil gift to corrupt a man's soul and devour his will, Lord Torbin Malvegil and all his knights can’t keep him out. No gate or wall, no army or hero, can hold the demon back. When all hope is lost, Torbin takes up his sword and stands alone against the ancient fiend — prepared to sacrifice all to save his true love.
Gateway to Nifleheim (An Epic Fantasy Novel) (Harbinger of Doom Volume 1)
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Series: Harbinger of Doom, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,670. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When mad sorcerers open a gateway to the very pits of hell, releasing demons of darkest nightmare upon the world, only the intrepid knights of House Eotrus stand in their way. Two mysterious knights take of their swords one last time against the coming darkness -- a darkness from which only one will emerge.
The Hero and the Fiend (An Epic Fantasy Novelette)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,890. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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.
Dwellers of the Deep (Harbinger of Doom Volume 4)
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Series: Harbinger of Doom, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,420. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dwellers of the Deep embraces the pulse-pounding action that the Harbinger of Doom Saga is known for, with battles so real, so immersive, you will find yourself reaching for your sword. Expansive in scope, Dwellers transforms the Saga into truly epic fantasy, and drops the reader into the Byzantine web of political intrigue that swirls about the Kingdom of Lomion.
Knight Eternal (A Novel of Epic Fantasy) (Harbinger of Doom Volume 3)
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Series: Harbinger of Doom, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,360. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2009. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In Knight Eternal, Glenn G. Thater transports us to an age of high adventure where knights battle supernatural creatures, political intrigues abound, ancient fiends lurk in the mist, and the line between good and evil is all too thin. This next volume in the epic Harbinger of Doom series is certain to delight fantasy fans everywhere.
The Fallen Angle (Harbinger of Doom Volume 2)
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Series: Harbinger of Doom, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,240. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2009. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Fallen Angle is the second story in Thater's Harbinger of Doom fantasy series, continuing the events described in The Gateway. Claradon Eotrus discovers the mysterious knight Angle Theta’s secret – a secret so horrifying as to shatter a man's mind and call into question the very nature of good and evil.
The Gateway (An Epic Fantasy Novella)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,440. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2009. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.67 from 9 reviews)
When mad sorcerers open a gateway to the pits of hell, releasing demons of darkest nightmare, only the intrepid knights of House Eotrus stand in their way. Claradon Eotrus recruits the mysterious knights Angle Theta and Gabriel Garn to stand with him against the growing darkness, a darkness from which only one will emerge.

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Smashwords book reviews by Glenn G. Thater

  • Demon Drift on Oct. 09, 2010

    In Demon Drift, Franz McLaren has penned a well-written story ripe for a sequel. It’s filled with great action, suspense, and horror that will keep you turning the pages until you're done -- and then you’ll want more. I recommend it to all horror fans.