Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Review of Flank Hawk by Terry Ervin II

5 of 5 stars
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I received a review copy of the book from the author.

Dragons, zombies and panzers, oh my!  Add in Stukas, goblins, ogres, m’unicorn war steeds and elemental monsters and you get an idea of what you’re up against.  Flank Hawk is a smorgasbord of fantasy and modern technology and it all works.  The imagination this author possesses is astounding.  Mr. Ervin seamlessly blends all the elements into a book that you’ll find hard to stop reading once you start.

The story follows Krish, a wide-eyed farm boy who goes off to war against the Necromancer King.  Through a series of battles, he finds himself paired with Road Toad, a disgraced dragon rider turned mercenary.  It is during one of the vicious and devastating battles that Krish earns his mercenary name of Flank Hawk.  Road Toad takes Flank Hawk under his wing and teaches the young boy some of the finer points of being a mercenary and some much needed sword-fighting skills.

While on a scouting mission with Prince Reveron of Keesee, Road Toad and a small contingent of elite soldiers, their position is betrayed and events are set into motion that will start Flank Hawk on an impossible quest.  He must find the fabled Colonel of the West and barter the royal family’s Blood-Sword for a way to stop the evil Necromancer King’s advance across the kingdom.  This is where the book becomes even more exciting.  There is barely a chapter that goes by before something new and unexpected is thrown into the plot. 

My favorite character was the Crusader Paul Jedidiah Roos from the Reunited Kingdom who Flank Hawk meets on his quest.  All in all there are a number of wonderful characters in this book and I commend the author on such a well-written book.  I highly recommend this book for all those readers who love fantasy and science fiction.