The goddess Adois brings a powerful vampire warlock named Taza through the void to turn Muiria into a planet of evil using her powerful staff. Needing an army, he turns a race of dark elves into vampires, but Prince Tarquin is born to fulfil a prophecy to stop Taza.
The prince cannot do it alone. The Wizard Celedant sends him to the Borderers, an elite group of dwarves to learn how to fight, while the wizard begins his search for the Staff of Adaman, the only thing capable of thwarting Taza and Adois' Staff.
War of the Staffs is the search for two pieces of the ancient Staff of Adaman to counter Adois' plans. The darkness is rising and using the black power of the Staff of Adois and his army of dark elves, giants, and orcs, Taza will begin a reign of terror the planet will not soon forget.
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“Sci-fi fantasy breathes new life – and fire – in this promising book by K. M. Tedrick and Steve Stephenson. War of the Staffs an eventual trilogy introduces an astonishing range of unforgettable new characters beyond anything readers have become accustomed to with the usual garden-variety vampires.” –Deborah Rose, author of books about Shakespeare and the Middle East
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Thank you. Enjoyed it. Will purchase copies for family and friends.
[Note: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.] *Contains spoilers* Very classic fantasy book, with the usual setting populated by orcs, dwarves, elves, humans and...vampires. This, and the different planes of existence setting, is the real twist of the novel, which for the rest develops in a fairly straight way. I would not be surprised if the authors are campaign builders for the Planescape Dungeon and Dragons setting. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this book very much as it was some time since I read a well built world model and good development of the main characters. And from time to time you just need this! Some minor typos in the books, which could be due to maybe having received a draft copy for review. The book leaves you wanting for more, which will probably happen as we would like to know how the war with Taza evolves once the staff of Adaman is fully retrieved.