A superstar on earth, Hari Michaelson, is worshiped by billions. But in the world of Ankhana,
Michaelson is feared by all. He is known only as Caine, the Blade of Tyshalle -- a relentless,
unstoppable assassin who kills monarchs and commoner alike. Back home on earth, Michaelson's
adventures in Ankhana command an audience of billions, but he is forced to ignore the fact that
he is killing men for the entertainment of his own planet. Bound by the rigid caste society of his
planet, forced to keep a growing rage in check, the boundaries between Hari Michaelson, the superstar,
and Caine, the Blade of Tyshalle begin to slip. When his wife goes missing in Ankhana, Michaelson
and Caine must become one to save his wife and survive the treacherous rulers of two worlds.
Day of the Jackal meets Lord of the Rings, Heroes Die is a heart-pounding thrill ride that never brakes and one novel you don't want to put down. A blend of sci-fi and fantasy, Heroes Die is as good as they come. It's a unique world with some interesting concepts and a whole lot of blood. A world is only as good as its characters, and Stover's Caine is very very good. He's an anti-hero through and through, a man twisted by his own violence, confused between his role as a good guy superstar back on earth and his occupation as the best assassin Ankhana has ever seen. Caine ponders his morality of his actions all the while eviscerating his victims. Ultra violent, visceral and just damn cool, Heroes Die is a shrine to violence and Caine is the high priest. Those wanting a superb story that rushes along faster than a supersonic jet, with more action then you can shake a stick at need wait no longer.