The Fall Of The Hammer

Their power is for all of us.

“Aleaum,” they called it.
It remade their world ...
and remade them as well!



In the wake of a war that toppled nations and scarred the earth, a strange new element appeared in the world: aleaum. Those with vision and ambition found they could channel their will through it to remake their reality ... but remake it in only their image, and no other.

What little young Jotham knows of the world before aleaum, he knows through his father, who yearns to restore those lost times. And when Jotham comes into possession of his own aleaum fragment, his mission becomes clear: Become a master himself ... the better to destroy all the other masters.

But soon Jotham finds he isn’t alone. Others, with powers not given by aleaum, share his crusade: a “witch” from the forest near his home; her “sorcerer” husband; a woman of the criminal underworld and her ex-wrestler bodyguard; the inscrutable daughter of a mutual enemy; and a tamer of the bizarre beasts created by the aleaum masters and their powers.

Together, they set out to take back the world ... with the very power used to steal it from them!

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The Fall Of The Hammer: Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 8: The Soundtrack

The soundtrack for my new novel 'Fall Of The Hammer'.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-09-10 12:00:00 No comments


In the time leading up to the release of my new novel Fall Of The Hammer, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book -- its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

With each book I write, there's almost always a soundtrack of some kind to go with it -- music to match the mood and tempo of each scene. That said, I find I almost never listen to the music in question when writing or editing the scene in question, as I find that too distracting; there's other music I have specifically for the writing process.

Odds are you can find most, if not all, of these by way of your friendly neighborhood music streaming service.

Note that the scene descriptions may contain spoilers!

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The Fall Of The Hammer: 'The Fall Of The Hammer' Is Now Available!

My new fantasy/adventure novel (well, it's a lot more than that, really) is now available on Kindle and in print.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-09-08 12:00:00 No comments


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The title should tell it, but in case it doesn't: My new novel The Fall Of The Hammer is now available in both print and digital editions!

(about time, man)

Addendum: The book now has a Goodreads entry as well.

Here's the blurb:

In the wake of a war that toppled nations and scarred the earth, a strange new element appeared in the world: aleaum. Those with vision and ambition found they could channel their will through it to remake their reality ... but remake it in only their image, and no other.

What little young Jotham knows of the world before aleaum, he knows through his father, who yearns to restore those lost times. And when Jotham comes into possession of his own aleaum fragment, his mission becomes clear: Become a master himself ... the better to destroy all the other masters.

But soon Jotham finds he isn’t alone. Others, with powers not given by aleaum, share his crusade: a “witch” from the forest near his home; her “sorcerer” husband; a woman of the criminal underworld and her ex-wrestler bodyguard; the inscrutable daughter of a mutual enemy; and a tamer of the bizarre beasts created by the aleaum masters and their powers.

Together, they set out to take back the world ... with the very power used to steal it from them!

Read about the behind-the-scenes and making-of for this story!

For full details about the book, visit its product page here on this site.

May it give you some good times amidst all these bad ones.

I hope I passed the audition.

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The Fall Of The Hammer: The Fix(-Up) Is In

Proof edits on 'Fall Of The Hammer' almost done. It was worth it.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-09-06 00:00:00 No comments


Earlier this evening I finished the page-by-page read-through and mark-up of my proof copy of The Fall Of The Hammer, and again I'm convinced there's something to be gained by doing this with a physical copy of the book that I can't obtain from a digital copy, even a read-only one. When you've grown up with physical books, it somehow feels like more is at stake with a physical book. Mistakes on paper are far more glaring than mistakes on a screen, and so you feel a greater motivation to find them and fix them.

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The Fall Of The Hammer: The Dead-Tree Difference

In re the magic of editing on something other than a screen.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-09-01 12:00:00 No comments


The proof copy for Fall Of The Hammer showed up Sunday. I spent most of today reading it slowly and spotting countless little things in it that didn't surface during all of my previous editing passes. To that end, I plan to push the release back by about a week, but for good reason: there's just so much you spot when you edit on paper that your eye simply glides past when you read on a screen. Or is that only something common to those of us who were weaned on dead trees?

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The Fall Of The Hammer: These Last Few Touches

'Fall Of The Hammer' inches yet closer to release. Just a few lingering changes, and a lesson learned from same.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-08-29 17:00:00 No comments


I haven't yet received the proof copy of the dead-tree version of Fall Of The Hammer, but I have already found and fixed some changes in the manuscript, They are minor, but they're of the kind that the way something is worded can make a major difference. Words meant for one character mean something entirely different when spoken by another -- especially when it's the other character who is the one best suited to speak them. Trebly so when it's in a part of the book that sums up so much of what you want from it. That kind of thing.

If all goes well, I should be able to get the proof copy in (mostly for the sake of checking margins, cover, etc.) later today or tomorrow. Any other changes I spot in the text will go back into the Kindle edition. And so with any luck, we should have all this ready to land in people's laps right after Labor Day or so.

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The Fall Of The Hammer: Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 7: The Themes

A discussion of the themes in my new novel, and how they are embodied there.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-08-28 12:00:00 No comments


In the time leading up to the release of my new novel Fall Of The Hammer, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book -- its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

Last time I posted in this series, I talked about the characters, major and supporting. This time around, I'll run down some of the major themes in the story as I saw them.

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The Fall Of The Hammer: Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 6: The Supporting Cast

A discussion of the supporting cast in my new novel, and the roles they play.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020-08-26 21:00:00 No comments


In the time leading up to the release of my new novel Fall Of The Hammer, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book -- its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

Last time I posted in this series, I introduced a few of the main characters: Jotham, the protagonist; his sorcerer comrades Miss Mab and İlhan; and their acquaintances in crime Teryl Heylinde and Gapardino. Along the way, they encounter a slew of other important folks:

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