The adventures of "Kur's Rage" continue in the second volume of Erik D.J. O'Brien's The Duaredheim Staff Saga. The Old Gnome begins his epic tale anew in the tavern of One Eyed Jack's. Reading from the Diary of Olak Tempestus, he brings Vlad's revolutionaries to life, as they take hostages dear to the characters hearts.
The excitement begins as Kur leads Carmen's Rangers towards unknown peril in the forbidding passageways of "The Secret Way."
Following the enchanted pull of the locating Scepter, they descend into the uncharted depths of Underearth. Protecting the "Gem of the Staff," they encounter the darkest of evil, and battle for their lives in the Halls of the Dead. Racing to acquire the rest of the artifact before their nemesis, they strive to thwart his diabolical plan.
The suspense-filled action that O'Brien's storytelling has come to represent continues to satisfy in "The Drums of Doom." Here is an epic tale of horror and heroism, courage and conviction in the face of evil and despair. It is storytelling genius with round, believable characters filled with emotion. Few works contain as many knockout thrills, from monsters that lurk beneath the earth, to cliffhangers dangling above certain doom. You will journey into the remotest places; experience nightmare thrills from within the minds of desperate heroes, and live the sorrow as one man sacrifices himself for love. Whether joining the righteous commander of revolutionaries, or going undercover in a foreign land on a covert mission, you will experience the passions of both hero and villain. You will marvel at the capability of a young woman pushed to the outer limits of endurance and pain, and duel with a small Gnome as he fights for his life to save his friend. This action packed tale of survival and perilous journey, valiant confrontation, and meddlesome gods will keep you riveted to the final page. Bearing all of the marks of a masterwork, it is a story that parallels the trials of our time, mirrors the fears of humanity, and allows the characters to grow in a unique, magical world. "The Drums of Doom" will earn Erik D.J. O'Brien a place in the Halls of Fantasy.