For years travelers have avoided the mysterious kingdom of Afranor. There are whispers of a lurking evil and fearful tales of a malevolent sorcerer with hideous creatures to do his bidding. Necessity, though, requires three brothers, the valiant fighting princes of Alinvayl, to pass through Afranor's dark, forbidding expanse. Not all will survive the journey, but one may unexpectedly find his destiny. First, however, the mystery of the three towers must be solved and, more importantly, their supernatural challenges must be braved - and survived.
The Three Towers of Afranor is a fantasy novel by Scott R. Larson, author of Maximilian and Carlotta Are Dead.
Scott R. Larson was born and grew up in California's San Joaquin Valley. He has also lived in France, Chile and for many years in and around Seattle, Washington. He currently finds himself in the West of Ireland where he writes one of the internet's longest running film blogs. His first novel was the coming-of-age story Maximilian and Carlotta Are Dead. At various points in his life he has been a fan of the television shows Dark Shadows, Babylon 5 and Doctor Who.
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