L A Hammer

Biography

L. A. Hammer has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art Painting and Literature studies. In 2020 he was awarded to the Degree of Master of Arts, Writing and Literature, Specialising in Creative Writing. His Masters’ exegesis was of a new King Arthur mash up, with Cleopatra, Robin Hood, Julius Caesar and Dracula, all rolled into the one adventure, and that’s just a few of the planned names to feature in this symbolic reality where animals and humans fight side by side, and magicians are a rare breed. The exegesis was complemented with studies into Arthurian Celtic Legends of the 12th to 13th centuries A.D. such as Wolfram's Parzival, and looking at religious symbolism in such stories, as well as studying Joseph Campbell’s hero journey, Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, Carl Jung, and other related texts, such as Nicholas J. Higham's King Arthur text, and Stephen Knight's texts on Robin Hood. This new series; Book One of the Heroes of Legend was first published May 2021.

Hammer has walked the Kokoda Track at age 16, and has swum with white tipped reef sharks on the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland at a similar age. His childhood holidays included many trips to Queensland, including Expo ’88, and a crocodile cruise at night where he played spotlight boy at the front of the boat. He fed the giant milkfish at the Darwin Aquascene at about age 8. He has many fond memories of those days, as well as his high school studies at a country college where he flourished in his love for art, reading and writing, drama, though his passion for reading fantasy novels began at a much younger age.

Books Four to Five of Sons of Odin was published in print late 2020. There will be another 800 page Book Six at least, or perhaps a Books Six to Seven in one printed volume, with a possible middle series of six books that detail the early adventures of Highlander’s son and grandson, Pendral and Rayne Dragonsword.

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Heroes of Legend Books
Heroes is a mash-up of Robin Hood, King Arthur, Cleopatra, all fighting Dracula. There is Sun Wukong, the Monkey King from The Journey to the West, Merlin, Friar Tuck, Caesar, and many more. Kind regards, L. A. Hammer
Books of Odin Box Sets
In the opening volume of a complex new fantasy series, Hammer offers readers lavish battles, dizzying amounts of gore, and a system of magical patrons called Battle Angels that fans of the Final Fantasy video games should enjoy. - Kirkus Reviews A marathon of fantasy gore and slow-building characterizations in a land confronting demons. – Kirkus Reviews

Books

Book Three of the Heroes of Legend: The Dragon King
Series: Heroes of Legend Books. Price: Free! Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Three young heroes find themselves in a world descending into chaos in this high fantasy novella. - Kirkus Reviews A derivative but skillfully executed and engaging fantasy. - Kirkus Reviews In this series opener, Hammer’s prose evokes the romantic diction and mythological complexity of the high fantasy genre, - Kirkus Reviews.
Books One to Three of the Heroes of Legend: The Archer, The Princess, and The Dragon King
Series: Heroes of Legend Books. Price: Free! Words: 64,930. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Three young heroes find themselves in a world descending into chaos in this high fantasy novella. - Kirkus Reviews A derivative but skillfully executed and engaging fantasy. - Kirkus Reviews In this series opener, Hammer’s prose evokes the romantic diction and mythological complexity of the high fantasy genre, - Kirkus Reviews.
Books One to Two of the Heroes of Legend: The Archer and The Princess
Series: Heroes of Legend Books. Price: Free! Words: 53,810. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Three young heroes find themselves in a world descending into chaos in this high fantasy novella. - Kirkus Reviews In this series opener, Hammer’s prose evokes the romantic diction and mythological complexity of the high fantasy genre, sometimes to an eye-rolling extent:- Kirkus Reviews. A derivative but skillfully executed and engaging fantasy. - Kirkus Reviews
Book One of the Heroes of Legend: The Archer, The Princess, and The Dragon King. V.4
Series: Books of the Sons of Odin · Books of Odin Box Sets · Heroes of Legend Books. Price: Free! Words: 45,480. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Three young heroes find themselves in a world descending into chaos in this high fantasy novella. - Kirkus Reviews A derivative but skillfully executed and engaging fantasy. - Kirkus Reviews In this series opener, Hammer’s prose evokes the romantic diction and mythological complexity of the high fantasy genre, - Kirkus Reviews.
Book Five of the Sons of Odin: Dis Pater's Rage: Angel-Magic Edition
Series: Books of the Sons of Odin. Price: Free! Words: 128,200. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This immersive, colorful, and action-oriented fantasy series smoothly maintains its rapid pace. – Kirkus Reviews
Books Four to Five of the Sons of Odin: Angel-Magic Edition
Series: Books of Odin Box Sets. Price: Free! Words: 267,160. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This immersive, colorful, and action-oriented fantasy series smoothly maintains its rapid pace. – Kirkus Reviews
Books One to Five of the Sons of Odin: Angel-Magic Edition
Series: Books of Odin Box Sets. Price: Free! Words: 585,700. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This immersive, colorful, and action-oriented fantasy series smoothly maintains its rapid pace. – Kirkus Reviews Hammer goes back to the deep imaginative well that has served him in the four prior volumes of this fantasy series. - Kirkus Reviews Readers craving another dose of superlative magic battles and ambitious plotting won’t be disappointed. - Kirkus Reviews
Books One to Three of the Sons of Odin: Angel-Magic Edition v.1.1
Series: Books of Odin Box Sets, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 330,030. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
BlueInk said ; die-hard fans will appreciate the Robert Jordan-esque layering of characters, relationships and lands that brings Kismeria to life - BlueInk Reviews A marathon of fantasy gore and slow-building characterizations in a land confronting demons. – Kirkus Reviews
Books One to Four of the Sons of Odin; Angel-Magic Edition v.1.1
Series: Books of Odin Box Sets, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 470,230. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the opening volume of a complex new fantasy series, Hammer offers readers lavish battles, dizzying amounts of gore, and a system of magical patrons called Battle Angels that fans of the Final Fantasy video games should enjoy. - Kirkus Reviews A marathon of fantasy gore and slow-building characterizations in a land confronting demons. – Kirkus Reviews
Book Four of the Sons of Odin; Balor's Might: Angel-Magic Edition
Series: Books of the Sons of Odin, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 151,020. Language: British English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Our Heroes return to Kismeria a thousand years after the dawn of the Age of Chaos, to find the world is vastly changed. Battle Angels are weaker, and a powerful form of evil threatens the fabric of space and time. BlueInk Reviewed Book Two - die-hard fans will appreciate the Robert Jordan-esque layering of characters, relationships and lands that brings Kismeria to life - BlueInk Reviews
Book Three of the Sons of Odin; Arawn's Carnage: Angel-Magic Edition v.1.5
Series: Books of the Sons of Odin, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 111,580. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
. . . Hammer offers readers lavish battles, dizzying amounts of gore, and a system of magical patrons called Battle Angels that fans of the Final Fantasy video games should enjoy. - Kirkus Reviews BlueInk Reviewed Book Two - die-hard fans will appreciate the Robert Jordan-esque layering of characters, relationships and lands that brings Kismeria to life - BlueInk Reviews
Book Two of the Sons of Odin; Druantia's Curse: Angel-Magic Edition v.1.1
Series: Books of the Sons of Odin, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 111,110. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
. . . Hammer offers readers lavish battles, dizzying amounts of gore, and a system of magical patrons called Battle Angels that fans of the Final Fantasy video games should enjoy. - Kirkus Reviews BlueInk Reviews said - die-hard fans will appreciate the Robert Jordan-esque layering of characters, relationships and lands that brings Kismeria to life - BlueInk Reviews
Book One of the Sons of Odin; Odin's Awakening: Angel-Magic Edition v.2.2
Series: Books of the Sons of Odin, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 141,140. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the opening volume of a complex new fantasy series, Hammer offers readers lavish battles, dizzying amounts of gore, and a system of magical patrons called Battle Angels that fans of the Final Fantasy video games should enjoy. - Kirkus Reviews A marathon of fantasy gore and slow-building characterizations in a land confronting demons. – Kirkus Reviews

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