SGT. THOR and MJÖLNIR vs. the Monsters: Rangering the Ruin

June 2, 2023  
Categories: Lifestyle

You know what they say, Rangers gonna Ranger. Apparently, that means even in the Ruin. We’ve received a release from WarGate Books about the latest project in the Forgotten Ruin (not Forgotten Realms) series launched by Jason Anspach and Nick Cole. That setting now has additional “spinoff series” books, including “The Lost” by Breach-Bang-Clear contributor Peter Nealen. Here’s what the guys who “reimagine military fiction” tell us about it. 

Sgt. Thor and Mjölnir Rock the Ruin

Area 51, God Only Knows When

Bring it in; take a knee. WarGate Books is proud to announce Sgt. Thor’s imminent raid on the Ruin, Sua Sponte solo style.

BLUF: An indie book company with a stable-full of combat veteran writers and best-selling authors is launching a new book line. You should back them on Kickstarter.

Amazon’s marketing department is now basically shadow-banning authors with “violent content” on the cover. Now they can’t utilize Amazon Marketing Solutions to run ads, and some books cannot be searched by author. You have to actually know the specific title of the book.

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This won’t matter to you if you prefer anemic military science fiction, effete protagonists, lackluster action, or peace. If you appreciate a side of carnage to go with your violence of action, though, then you’re going to want to read on!

Who is Sgt. Thor? He’s what would happen if Conan completed Ranger School, got tabbed and scrolled, and carried a .50 AMR named Mjölnir on his adventures. He’s the guy who changed his name and his religious affiliation so he could grow a beard, then went full Viking. You know, the former surfer with the Glock 17, matched tomahawks, and Thor Score: The Regimental high score for stacking monstrous bodies.

What is the Ruin? It’s an ancient, murderous future. It’s four hundred generations from now, the wreck of a world Ruined by a nano-plague. It’s a place stalked by hideous creatures and haunted by fiends. It’s the place a company of Rangers with attachments and augments find themselves going shock and awesome on a series of HVTs straight out of a Tolkien novel or D&D campaign.

What about WarGate Books? They’re this world’s source for the acclaimed Galaxy’s Edge, The Lost, Warlord¸ Splashdown, and of course Forgotten Ruin series of novels. They have entirely reimagined military science fiction.

Rangers gonna Ranger, whether they’re killing bad guys in dirty manjams or orcs in rusted armor.

 “The Ranger tab is just a leadership school. The scroll is a way of life.” Sgt. Thor


Read an Excerpt from the Forgotten Ruin series:

The skeletal rider heaved the flaming pieces of the devastated shield off into the grass. And at the same moment, the Dark Rider uttered its first words as it bore down on us, deathly pale gray horse heaving as it pushed its way up the last of the slope. 

“Now,” it hissed across a vast canyon that separated the real and surreal. Its voice like that of a drowning ghost in a graveyard well past midnight. “Now you all die, mortals!” 

As the rider reached the top of the hill, kicked at the terror-struck horse, and pounded directly at Sergeant Thor, the sniper reversed the Barrett and used it like a club to knock the Dark Rider from the passing horse with one terrific swipe. The dark Jackpot commander HVT groaned like some great giant as it fell backwards off its mount, rolling as it went, its great gray still-burning grave shroud flying in the night like the flag of death eternal. Yet it landed on its ancient leather black boots caked with mud. Terrible sword out and ready to cut as its wielder rose slightly into the air, levitating off the ground right in front of us, dying flames crawling across its body. 

Thor scrambled away, pulling a magazine off his chest carrier and getting it into the massive Mjölnir as he turned and raised it to fire.

Anspach, Jason; Cole, Nick. Hit & Fade (Forgotten Ruin series book 2)


Did we mention? 

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For more information: 

Contact WarGate: press@wargatebooks(.)com
Visit WarGate Books: wargatebooks(.)com
Forgotten Ruin Books Online: amazon(.)com/dp/B08X1VSRRF

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