Three Minutes to Midnight

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Never call Trekelny a thief, he's the greatest stealthic since Astor himself. It's true, just ask him. He won't end the night a coin richer, instead exchanging mortal risk for a hero's reputation. But on this night, he won't succeed to live in song, or even survive, without the help of a woman who hates him above all others. If he is to despoil her temple, he must also take her love with him. More
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About William L. Hahn

Will Hahn has been in love with heroic tales since age four, when his father read him the Lays of Ancient Rome and the Tales of King Arthur. He taught Ancient-Medieval History for years, but the line between this world and others has always been thin; the far reaches of fantasy, like the distant past, still bring him face to face with people like us, who have choices to make.

Will didn't always make the right choices when he was young. Any stick or vaguely-sticklike object became a sword in his hands, to the great dismay of his five sisters. Everyone survived, in part by virtue of a rule forbidding him from handling umbrellas, ski poles, curtain rods and more.

Will has written about the Lands of Hope since his college days (which by now are also part of ancient history). His first tales include "Three Minutes to Midnight" a slightly-dark sword and sorcery novelette, as well as “The Ring and the Flag” and "Fencing Reputation", the first stories in the ongoing Shards of Light series. The first novel-length tale of Hope, "The Plane of Dreams" was published in September 2012.

You can find much more about the Lands of Hope at the links below, including a Compendium of information about the Lands and a Facebook page on the History of the Lands.

Check out other online authors at Independent Bookworm, where you can also find The Maps of Hope, a free resource for readers about the Lands.

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Reviews of Three Minutes to Midnight by William L. Hahn

Bill Michaels reviewed on April 14, 2014

This was my second foray into Will Hahn's books, and I can say that I enjoyed this one every bit as much as I did the first one. Once again, Will left the reader (me) wanting more-- what a great character he created!
(reviewed 32 days after purchase)
Suzy Stewart Dubot reviewed on Aug. 29, 2013

Of all the SW interviews I flipped by, yours caught my attention. As one thing will lead to another, a glimpse of your writing got me to sample 'Three Minutes to Midnight.'
A compact story drawing one quickly into a fantasy world, it was cleverly woven and believably (is that really possible?) explained. I was a little sorry that it ended a lot quicker than it began. It was as though you had adrenalin coursing in your veins and it speeded up the ending. It did not diminish my pleasure in the story as it only came to me as an afterthought.
I shall be looking at others of your works and can easily recommend you to others.

ps I do feel you are selling yourself short with your low prices.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Independent Bookworm reviewed on July 22, 2012

This is my all time favorite by Will Hahn (I'm still waiting for his epic stories though, I mean the really long ones). It has everything, a daring hero on a dangerous mission, elements of beauty and surprise, a beauty with a really evil character and some hard-to-get-out-of situations. Breathless reading from the first to the last page.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
candice jones reviewed on Jan. 17, 2012
(no rating)
A fantasitcally written tale that weaves a complex character into a small space. This has the potential to be an epic. I would love to see the story from the perspective of the Priestess now...hint hint. Simply brilliant - we want more.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
Morinack reviewed on July 6, 2011

Nice to hear the voice of the Master Storyteller return. Superbly written as a poetic lead into The ring and The Flag. Hope to hear more of these Trekelny side-bars in the future. Astor would be proud.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
BB reviewed on July 4, 2011

Fascinating! a page turner
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Independent Bookworm reviewed on June 26, 2011
(no rating)
I love it. OK, it's epic or heroic fantasy and both are not my favorite genre, but Will Hahn easily lets me forget. I was swept up in a fast paced story with likable characters (some of the kind you love to hate). There are some surprising twists, and of course a lovely woman. What I liked about her was that she wasn't there for decoration purposes only. She was intelligent and knew what she wanted -- and so was Trekelny. It was a battle of wits. And the way he had to go to reach her was intriguing to say the least. Thanks for this enjoyable read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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