Krupp is a good friend of mine who is an incredible author.
T.D. Krupp is a former Professor of Military Science at the University of Kentucky, a career soldier and combat vet. He lived and worked in Germany for eight years while researching "Iron-Hand," where he had the opportunity to visit nearly every place mentioned in the novel.
“Iron Hand: The Confession of Goetz von Berlichingen.” This historical-fiction novel opens in 1562 at the Schoental Monastery in Jagsthausen, Germany, where a dying Goetz Iron-Hand travels to his ancestral tomb to seek absolution for his sins. Before he can be buried in his family crypt, the sins of his life must be confessed. Goetz Iron-Hand enlists the services of a Cistercian monk in order to record a narrative of his life as a robber-knight, hopeful that his confession will not only prove his piety, but will lead to his soul’s redemption. The confessional journey they take together may lead to redemption or condemnation for both of their souls.
“Iron Hand” is based on the true life of the Baron Goetz von Berlichingen the Iron Hand, the most infamous Imperial knight of the Holy Roman Empire who marauded through 16th century reformation Germany with a prosthetic iron hand.
It is a true-life epic that spans the entire life of Goetz Iron-Hand and immerses the reader into the late medieval era’s religious, social and technological revolutions. There is nothing in English like it. There is next to nothing written with medieval Germany as the setting.
Goetz von Berlichingen is often cited as the most popular knight of medieval Germany, having been made the subject of one of Goethe’s plays. He is portrayed in several German language feature films, the most recent in 2014. There is a whole 'Fest' series in Germany every summer around Goetz's life as his castles still stand. In contrast to what has been written before about him (all in German), this work stays historically accurate and true to Goetz von Berlichingen’s own autobiography.
Iraq, 2004. Fighting in the Gartaan sector of Baghdad, U.S. Army Sergeant Sam Chan unwittingly releases an ancient evil known as the Jinn- aliens bent on enslaving the Earth.
With the help of an Akkadian Princess and an antiquities expert, stopping the Jinn will take incredible skill, incredible luck, and incredible timing- 5,000 years.
From the author of IRONHAND: THE CONFESSION OF GOETZ VON BERLICHINGEN comes a nonstop space and time-warping sci-fi adventure that roars across war-torn Iraq, rips through the dawn of civilization and machine-guns the future.