Welcome to Tom Vetter Books!
I’m Tom Vetter
Once I was a bold submariner and deep submergence pirate — er, PILOT.
Now I’m just a full-time caregiver, a shy author, and an independent publisher.
I occasionally blog here about my life, interests, books and other topics I think you’ll find worth your time and interest.
And there’s a bookshelf here filled with my books. Click on either end of the slider above to see them all. Clicking on any book shown will take you to the book’s page, and buttons there will take you to booksellers happy to sell them to you.
So please feel free to browse! The coffee is free, always hot, and flavored with a touch of diesel — just the way submariners like it.
But watch out for spiders. This is a website, and I don’t dust. 🙂
My Newest Book! MARCH TO NICAEA
Some Things ARE Worth Dying For…
In 1095A.D. Byzantine Emperor Alexios Komnenos begs Pope Urban II for Frankish knights to rescue the last bit of his Christian empire from a relentless Islamic invasion already 400 years old. In answer, Urban issues a call to the faithful to save Christendom. Many thousands respond, and their campaign to recover Jerusalem will become the First Crusade.
Scottish Baron Godric MacEuan joins their ranks, and he is sorely needed. A decade earlier he scouted the Holy Land. Now he is highly-sought as a siege master. But Europe’s castles are wooden, easily defeated by fire and battering rams. Holy Land cities are fortresses of stone, and the Crusaders have nothing that can conquer them.
But Godric brings them tools they need most: expertise to defeat the toughest obstacles; the most powerful siege machine ever developed; and unshakable faith that God wills their victory. Nicaea blocks the road to Jerusalem. It must be taken. The time has come to March to Nicaea.
“Deus lo vult! God wills it!”
The book is fiction … but the story is true.