Author Profile - William R. Forstchen
An American author born in 1950, William R. Forstchen is a Professor of History at Montreat College. While he has written quite a few books with Newt Gingrich, I became interested in his works through the Lost Regiment series (of which I have already written a couple of hubs).
The Lost Regiment is a series of science fiction novels written by William R. Forstchen. based around a Union Army regiment from the American Civil War which is transported to an alien world by unknown means.
On this world there are other humans that have been transported from different eras of Earth's past. However in addition to the human's, a race of man-eating aliens known as the Horde is also resident.
The series details the battles and struggles of the men and women transported from Earth to Valennia and also the people's they meet and influence in this land.
An excellent series overall, my biggest gripe being that almost 11 years later we're still waiting to see how the story finishes as the final book published - Down to the Sea (2000) -does not in any way "finish" the series and simply leaves us hanging and waiting for more.
- The Lost Regiment - Rally Cry (Book Review)
Rally Cry (Lost Regiment) - The First novel in the Lost Regiment Series details the struggles and stories of the 35th Maine and 44th New York Light Artillery. This Civil War era regiment is transported by a...
Speculative SciFi or what if scenarios abound, but what he has done here with his Lost Regiment series is really, really good and the characters as a whole are ones that you can really enjoy reading about and caring about also!
- The Lost Regiment (2) - Union Forever
Continuing from the last book (Rally Cry), Union Forever returns us to the planet Vallenia and the Horde. See my previous review for details on how the troops arrived and their first battles. Also please note,...