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Rangering in the Ruin: WarGate Books’ Sgt. Thor

Rangers of the 75th Ranger Regiment have gone, seen, and conquered in some of the worst places in the world – this, however, may be the strangest place they’ve led the way. The following release from WarGate Books – one of the owners of which is a former Ranger – tells of the latest project in the Forgotten Ruin series. The Ruin books are a different take on military science fiction.

Somethingthing to know before you get started: Amazon’s marketing department is now shad0w-banning indie authors with “violent content” on the cover (guns, swords, combat, etc.: more on that here). Big-name authors like Jack Carr haven’t been impacted yet (that we’re aware of), but individual writers and small publishing houses very much have been. They cannot run ads on Amazon Marketing Solutions on affected novels, and some books are no longer searchable by the author’s name. You can’t find them unless you know the specific title of the individual book. Sound familiar?



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.

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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 finds 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 EdgeThe 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

An excerpt from the Forgotten Ruin series…

I tell Sergeant Thor what I’ve seen out there, more undead than expected being called back into service by the god of death. And yes, it sounds just as crazy as I think it does when I say it out loud. But I never mind that and give the intel because that’s what you’re supposed to do no matter how crazy it sounds.

We’re about to get hit good and hard by an unexpected amount of enemy units that may be ghosts.

From the Rangers’ position here in the team with the command element, they can’t see the undead elves and werewolves now massing behind the front of skeleton foot and grave troll heavies getting murdered by Knife Hand and the scouts. Even the snipers can’t hit them. But they’re there.

“Death god,” rumbles Thor, still holding Mjölnir, his Barrett M107 anti-materiel rifle.

I can’t tell if killing a god is actually seriously being considered by the Ranger sniper, but if I were a betting man, I’m pretty sure the Thor High Score just got another item added to the to-do-before-death list.

He confirms this a second later.


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

For more information:

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

3 Responses to “Rangering in the Ruin: WarGate Books’ Sgt. Thor”

  1. Bill says:

    Amazing series of books! Fast paced, great action, and if you’ve worked with these dudes…you’ll recognize a lot of it. I completely recommend the series!

  2. Taylor says:

    Absolutely agree with Bill, if you’ve been in or around the 75th, this series will have some characters and situations that might be familiar. When I was first told about the series, I thought the concept was stupid, to be perfectly frank. My buddy convinced me to give it a try and I genuinely have enjoyed all of them so far. I’ve even shared it with fellow former Rangers who experienced the same initial reaction shift and now have burned through all of the books so far. 10/10 would recommend!

  3. James F. says:

    Conceptually interesting, but holy cringe Batman. I need this plot written like a Tom Clancy novel, kind of like the anime “GATE” but without the pervy subplots. Circle jerking Vikings is cringe as hell, and the irony of it is amazing.