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Michael Priv

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The Fifth Battalion is a story of Norman, a gunnery sergeant of an ancient failed invasion of Earth, currently eking a living as a lab technician in San Francisco. Norman discovers that his peoples' arch-enemy is using Earth as a prison for their most incorrigible criminals, serving the "forever dead" sentence—brutally stripped of any understanding of their true spiritual nature and unaware of their incarceration. Norman and his love, Linda, and the remnants of the 5th Battalion, his comrades at arms reincarnating on Earth for millennia, must find a way to escape from this planet to help people of Earth amid the unfolding catastrophe. The Fifth Battalion, an intense sci-fi action thriller, is a dynamic, sometimes gory, often humorous action-filled account of their final escape attempt, a study in love, loyalty and spirituality.


Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance,

Short Summary

The remnants of the ancient failed invasion of Earth are still here living, dying and reincarnating among us and trying to escape from this planet.


San Francisco, CA; Siletz, Oregon;

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Norman Bolstad

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Funny, Honorable, Skillful, Underdog, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Badass, Empathetic, Engaging, Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Linda

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aspiring, Badass, Beautiful, Honorable, Selfless, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Faithful, Seductive, Strong Moral Code, Engaging, Gracious, Insecure, Perseverance, Romantic, Skillful, Charming, Complex, Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Stan Switkowski

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Badass, Confident, Decisive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable, Masculine, Unapologetic, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Ken Roberts

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Confident, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Power-hungry, Decisive, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Badass, Criminal

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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