Monday, May 2, 2011

The War of Gods and Men - W. Brondt Kamffer

W. Brondt Kamffer is South African by birth and a US immigrant (along with the rest of his family). He now resides in southern California where he lectures English composition at the California State University of Long Beach.

Product description
Eboric and his wife Idonea, a pagan witch, successfully assassinate the King of East Osland, usurping his throne in the process. Together, they reignite a centuries-old civil war with West Osland, ruled by the peace-loving Ayern, who was responsible for ending the war in the recent past.

Meanwhile, the ambitious Kjar Kolrig has united the fractured tribes of Vistgard, and now seeks to invade Osland in a bid to expand his fledgling empire. He is supported by a school of sorcerers, though they soon begin to undermine his war effort.

All of them become ensnared in an ancient conflict between the pagan gods and the Ossian God Eom, which threatens to ruin both Eboric and Kolrig, as well as their kingdoms, if neither man can surrender his pride.

What will e-readers like about your book?
It has comedy and tragedy in abundance, sometime even in the same scenes together. There is sorcery, murder, war, torture, ambition...forgiveness, redemption, faith, and hope.

Why did you go indie?
My dad has a saying, "Never plan your life by someone else's efficiency." Therefore, I decided to skip the two-year-to-publication cycle of traditional publishing.

Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Tolkien, Terry Brooks, Brandon Sanderson


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