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The Broken Land by steinulfr

Things fall apart 

The Broken Land is a dark epic fantasy story set in a world coming apart at the seams. Capricious magic warps beasts into strange and dangerous monsters, and Changes people into distorted caricatures of what they used to be. Peace and prosperity are the order of the day, but the past casts a long shadow, and the wounds of the war are still fresh.

The story opens with Silf, a Changed girl living in the remote town of Branson’s Ford. Once a prosperous community, the town has fallen on hard times in recent years, and these days it’s a backwater at best. Scarred by civil war and with the flow of trade reduced to a trickle, this small agricultural community is barely limping along.

Silf’s life as the assistant at a failing inn seems to be, if not a thrilling or particularly joyous, at the very least stable. But Branson’s Ford is a town where everyone has a secret, and everyone has scars. When a shadow from the past arrives in Branson’s Ford, old wounds will be reopened, buried conflicts will spark to life, and Silf’s quiet life will never be the same.

Note: The Broken Land contains some graphic violence and harsh language.


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Listed: Jul 24, 2016

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