No More Heroes

Written by Henry Biernacki                                                                                              Edited by Henry Biernacki and Steve Schneickert                                                                  Cover Art and Illustrated by Rex Jeng Huan Liu & Janet Chen-Yi Chang

                                                                                                                                                                                                    “No More Heroes” is a visit through friendships and life in the background of San Francisco and Nepal. Take a journey from San Francisco on to Nepal with this unique story combined with wondrous characters. It is told through the eyes of a fictional character, Niklas.

“No More Heroes,” began in July: a novel where people were his heroes. The readers’ senses are invaded: it does not matter if someone has visited San Francisco or even Nepal, Niklas describes the scenes, allowing a reader to dive breathlessly into the setting. Suria aka Foxybird and Niklas share an uncommonly tender friendship where their dialogue allows the reader to travel effortlessly deeper into the book.

At the beginning, Niklas thought he was adding to Suria’s life and towards the middle he realizes she was adding to his. Finally, they realized they needed one another for different reasons. “No More Heroes’” themes center on human interaction, traveling, love, friendships, philosophy, and sharing.

Henry Biernacki’s first novel, “No More Heroes,” is available:


Book Reviews

“’No More Heroes’ is a beautifully written testimony to the art of living. It is a poetic and joyful reminder of those seemingly ordinary moments and interactions that are indeed so extraordinary. Henry Biernacki shares with the reader an uncommon sense of wonder and a profound sense of humanity. It is a rare gem in the form of a 180 page novel.”

James M. Montoya
Vice President
The College Board and
Former Dean of Admissions
Stanford University

“”No More Heroes’ is part travelogue, part human interest, part inspirational. I felt that I was with Henry Biernacki every step of the way as his writing style beautifully describes the scenes and images that he encounters along this journey. As one who likes to travel but doesn’t, this book was a real up-lifter for myself and an inspiration to perhaps undergo such an adventure myself. Bravo Mr. Biernacki!!!!”

Alan Mautner
Music Director

“Henry Biernacki has written a novel from the heart with undertones of poetry beneath the prose. It will stay with you long after you have finished reading this unique piece of story-telling. There are numerous characters and locales in this lovely poetic adventure, which will induce you to read it again selectively. The story will stay with you a very long time.”

R.A. Jager

“The Past should be the past unless you live it fully. If you live it fully it will be so vivid in your memory that it will not seem to leave.” And so goes the bittersweet, thoughtful, and yearning wisdom that pours from the pages of Biernacki’s book, ‘No More Heroes.’”

Victor Cass
Author- Telenovela and Love, Death, and Other War Stories.

“Biernacki’s sensitivity and understanding only comes with the broadening effect of being a world traveler. Truly, the author presents heroes upon which the reader may model their own life.”

Kevin Brendan Arnold Cunniff
World Traveler, College Lecturer

“There’s a long stretch of misty road between the black and white, the old and young, love and loss, life and death, the quirky and the plain, the adventurous and timid, and the east and west. Henry Biernacki’s novel “No More Heroes” reminds us that along that road, one can unearth layers of color and character, experience the occasional surprise, and use our freedom to be elastic in thought and heart.

Biernacki’s words flow like music, taking readers on a dynamic journey of hearty conversations, people watching in vibrant San Francisco, and exploring nature’s exquisite beauty in Nepal – all whilst experiencing the life-force that swirls around friendship, authenticity, love, and the incredible mystery that travel brings to those who go with an open heart and are ready to receive.

“No More Heroes” awakens the senses for both travelers and non-travelers of any age, and for any soul who loves a thought-provoking read. Through the friendships that the ever-learning youthful traveler Niklas shares with the mystical elder Suria – aka Foxybird, and later the naïve yet adventuresome young woman Leejoan, as well as the intriguing cast of people who surround them, “No More Heroes” gives you an inside look of what Human Spirit is – a breath of fresh air that blesses the true living of each moment!”

Lisa D. Smith

Publisher & Producer of
Big Blend Magazines & Radio

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