Black Hand Gang

↠ Black Hand Gang ↠ Pat Kelleher - Black Hand Gang, Black Hand Gang On November st men of the th Battalion of the Pennine Fusiliers vanish without trace from the battlefield only to find themselves on an alien planet There they must learn to survive in a ↠ Black Hand Gang ↠ Pat Kelleher - Black Hand Gang, Black Hand Gang On November st men of the th Battalion of the Pennine Fusiliers vanish without trace from the battlefield only to find themselves on an alien planet There they must learn to survive in a

  • Title: Black Hand Gang
  • Author: Pat Kelleher
  • ISBN: 9781906735357
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
Black Hand Gang

↠ Black Hand Gang ↠ Pat Kelleher, Black Hand Gang, Pat Kelleher, Black Hand Gang On November st men of the th Battalion of the Pennine Fusiliers vanish without trace from the battlefield only to find themselves on an alien planet There they must learn to survive in a hostile environment while facing a sinister threat from within their own ranks and a confrontation with an inscrutable alien race ↠ Black Hand Gang ↠ Pat Kelleher - Black Hand Gang, Black Hand Gang On November st men of the th Battalion of the Pennine Fusiliers vanish without trace from the battlefield only to find themselves on an alien planet There they must learn to survive in a

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Black Hand Gang

About “Pat Kelleher

  • Pat Kelleher

    Pat Kelleher is a freelance writer He has written for magazines, animation and radio He served his time writing for a wide variety of TV licensed characters, translating them into audio books, novels and comics Yes, he s written for that And that And even, you know, them He has several non fiction books to his credit and his educational strips and stories for the RSPB currently form the mainstays of their Youth publications Somehow he has steadfastly managed to avoid all those careers and part time jobs that look so good on a dust jacket From publisher s website abaddonbooks



797 thoughts on “Black Hand Gang

  • A fresh and deftly executed take on the soldiers transported from a historical setting to another world military fantasy sub genre see also William R Forstchen s Lost Regiment books and Taylor Anderson s Destroyermen novels In this case a battalion of British infantrymen find themselves magically relocated from the Somme battlefield of 1916 to an even dangerous environment where everything apparently wants to kill and eat them, not necessarily in that order Pat Kelleher has clearly done his res [...]


  • koeur.wordpress 2015 01 2Publisher Pat KelleherPublishing Date March 2015ISBN 9781781083130Genre SciFi FantasyRating 3.2 5Publisher Description On November 1st 1916, 900 men of the 13th Battalion of the Pennine Fusiliers vanish without trace from the battlefield only to find themselves on an alien planet There they must learn to survive in a frightening and hostile environment, forced to rely on dwindling supplies of ammo and rations as the natives of this strange new world begin to take an inte [...]


  • I greatly enjoyed this book It tells the story of the 13th Pennine Fusiliers who vanish without trace from the battlefield during the World War I, in France They find themselves on an alien planet and try to survive there.I loved the book s style that I can qualify as retro At times, it reminded me of Starship Troopers I thought that the WWI era really suited the book Some of the main characters are memorable.I m looking forward to the future installments.


  • I picked this book up in my local library, I read the first 50 pages and I was hooked It starts off as a story about life in the trenches for the Pennine Fusiliers but it develops into something different when they get lost and find themselves in a strange alien world First it s the Bosche who are the enemy but then it s bi planes and tanks against alien beetle s with a bit of black magic thrown in.A brilliant book and this is the first in a series of books I look forward to reading the others.


  • Well researched and strongly written SF adventure, which freshens up the genere by mixing it with a British WWI perspective The alien horrors are imaginative too My only criticism is that despite the author s attempts to give the named soldiers individuality, once the action starts they quickly merge into a generic collection of cockney privates called Nobby But this is a good example of pulp adventure.


  • In the midst of the battle of the Somme in 1916, a battalion of British troops are instantly transported to an alien world Almost immediately under attack from a hostile environment and dangerous creatures, things are only going to get worse.It describes itself on the rear as a pulp science fiction adventure , but I think it undersells itself To me pulp fiction is sort of low brow and churned out with minimal effort This is far than that, yes it is science fiction and has been done before Jerry [...]


  • 0riginalI was really taken by this book I felt it was a gripping tale The characters are very well developed, some likable some not I think it is a really good series, bring on the next.


  • This is an interesting book and the author seems to have done some extensive research into WW1 and the Pennine Regiment I enjoyed the beginning of the story very much and Kelleher paints a very vivid picture of life in the trenches and the camaraderie that abounds It is also broken up nicely by interludes of letters from the sweetheart of the main character, Atkins The premise of the regiments shift to an alien world has shown an intriguing use of one of the many conspiracy theories of the time [...]


  • A battalion of Great War Tommies, along with a chunk of the Somme, a tank and an aeroplane, find themselves abruptly transported to an alien world The wildlife s bad enough, but our brave, well researched lads soon become embroiled in a war with sentient insects these ride enormous caterpillars, worship a spider and keep scent libraries Mmm, pulpy Throw in a guilt stricken hero, the missing Roanoke Colony, a murderous diabolist, noble savages and man eating trees and you ve got a book that could [...]


  • It s WWI, and a murderous Crowleyite magician has concealed himself within the BEF, plotting to use the vast carnage of the Somme as the sacrificial basis of a great Working and botches the job, landing himself and those around him in a strange alien world, menaced by weird dangers and mysterious entities.Now there s a fine premise for good pulpy fun Kelleher makes an honest job of it, crafting his narrative and characters with care, and with admirable fidelity to the period amidst the catastrop [...]


  • A fun, fast paced romp in an alien death world We travel to this arena with the Pennine Fusiliers One of WWI s greatest mysteries surrounds this regiment as they disappeared during battle leaving only a massive crater in their wake With solid military history backing this tale we find out where they went.


  • This was a wonderful read, capturing well the atmosphere of the trenches as well as cleverly showing an alien world I loved the dramatic end of the first chapter, the sudden, unexpected, heartstopping battle in the shell hole in the second, and the wonderful tension of the seventeenth and eighteenth superb storytelling.


  • A kinda goofy premise, but god help me if I didn t enjoy it Very similar concept to Stargate Absolute pulp fiction, but well written and engaging unlike Death s Apprentice Kelleher doesn t overdue the exposition and the dialogue, while a bit staged, is natural enough not to distract the reader.


  • I enjoy alternate histories, World War 1 fiction, and Lovecraft so this was right in my wheelhouse The writing is a stark pastiche of WW1 fiction and early science fiction to some this might seem a bit dry, but to the fan, it was an enjoyable read.


  • Didn t really seem like the type of Science Fiction I had predicted in my head, that being said I still rather enjoyed it There were parts that had me laughing and parts that had me cringing so it was definitely doing something right Will be adding the sequels to my To Read list.




  • A very nice and entertaining start of a series Really looking forward to get my hands on the rest of this serie A whole new twist on the Croatoan concept pretty cool




  • Not bad Fairly easy writing, although I wasn t impressed by Lt Jeffries The Cthulhu esque content was also interesting.


  • What is the only thing better than a story set in WWI One with a supernatural angle I would prefer zombies, but aliens work too.


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