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The Two Staves | An Island-World Novel

By Joseph M Kurtenbach

Draft 5 Posted Date: 5/14/2012

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Genre:

High / Epic Fantasy

Word Count:

38,743

About the Book:

The treachery of the wizard Ethuelin was nearly forgotten history to Crislan, a story from a generation past. After all, Ethuelin was thought to have been killed along with the wizard he had attacked, some forty years ago -- more than two decades before Cris had even been born. But when Cris is drawn out of his quiet life late one night, bound by the power of a white-haired wizard in order to witness a horrific murder, Cris realizes that more than his own past has come back to haunt him. Cris knows he needs to live a mundane life; that's how he's shaped his existence in the years since the death of his brother, a tragedy that left memories Cris keeps locked away in a dark corner of his subconscious. But now Cris's life shatters around him as not just one, but two wizards battle their way into his mind, and expose things about him that Cris didn't even know about himself. As he fights for his own future, Cris also finds himself in the middle of a fight for his land's future.

About the Author:

Joseph M Kurtenbach has worked in fields ranging from carpentry to animals to computers. Perhaps someday he will realize he just needs to sit down and write.

Author's Note:

**For anyone interested, a map of Doraan, the island continent where the story of The Two Staves takes place, can be found at the following web address: http://josephmkurtenbach.com/fiction/map-of-doraan/** After a long break I've begun updating sections I already have posted, and plan to begin adding new chapters again soon. For now, more changes to already posted material will likely be minor unless or until I receive further feedback to enlighten me. So please, enlighten me! Thank you for reading, and for any feedback you provide!

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