Hammer to Fall

Hammer to Fall

A grainy photograph and a cry for help begin a new descent into terror for long-separated friends Lotte Schwarz and Eric Schneider.

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  • WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2023 – Best Thriller

Years after high school, when they discovered an otherworldly portal and the terrifying creature called forth by that doorway, Lotte shows up unexpectedly and again throws Eric’s fragile equilibrium into chaos.

Beguiling as ever, she draws him, however grudgingly, back into her irresistible orbit. Another ancient threat, one even more menacing than before, beckons the unlikely pair to again confront the incomprehensible.

“William E. Noland has a real knack for exciting pacing and suspenseful structure in his storytelling, and that keeps this fantastic tale rolling with twists and turns to keep you hooked until the end.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, K.C. Finn (5 STARS)

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NOTE (3 February 2024): Watch for the complete unabridged audiobook to release in the spring of 2024. Production will begin shortly, and will take a couple months. Please stay tuned to this page for updates.



Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
Pinnacle Book Achievement Award –
Fall 2023 – Best Thriller




Perfect Bound / Softcover:

ISBN: 1622537173
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-717-4
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.6440 (0.979 Lbs)
286 Pages (26/carton, but you can order in any quantity from 1 up)
List Price: $19.95


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William E. Noland– Author
Lane Diamond – Editor & Interior Designer
Kris Norris – Cover Artist
Brian Rollins – Audiobook Producer/Narrator

Series: Uncommon Bonds, Book 2
Genres: 5.99 eBooks, Fantasy > Urban, Horror, Paranormal, Speculative, Thriller / Suspense
Tags: eBook, Paperback, Superfan Special, Walmart
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2022
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Length: 113,325 Words
Narrator: Brian Rollins
ISBN: 9781622537174
List Price: $19.95 Paperback (May Be Discounted By Retailers)
eBook Price: $5.99
Audiobook Price: Audiobook Coming Soon

Hammer to Fall is a work in the urban fantasy, adventure, and supernatural action subgenres and forms the second novel of the ‘Uncommon Bonds’ series. Penned by William E. Noland, it is best suited to the general adult and mature YA reading audiences. In this exciting series continuation, we pick up right where Playing with Fire left off and explore the new reunion of old friends Lotte Schwarz and Eric Schneider. Now facing even more dangers and otherworldly problems than they ever had in high school, these intrepid heroes must figure out the source of the ancient threat that looms to destroy everything they know.

“William E. Noland has a real knack for exciting pacing and suspenseful structure in his storytelling, and that keeps this fantastic tale rolling with twists and turns to keep you hooked until the end. I loved that the central characters have had some time apart to grow and readjust, when all of a sudden, fate throws them together yet again, which made for interesting dynamics and emotional investment. The plot stands up well on its own as an independent read, but it also has plenty to enhance the inventive worldbuilding and paranormal and mythological concepts of the first novel too. I enjoyed the cultural differences and attitudes that Lotte brings to the storytelling. Overall, I recommend Hammer to Fall to fans of the existing series and the series for readers seeking fast-paced, well-penned, atmospheric supernatural adventure.”

– Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, K.C. Finn (5 STARS)
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