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Bunch signing at Book Vine Thursday

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cherokee native presents first novel 'Everburn'

The man smiled. "My name is Sotare, and I just made you into a crucible, my crucible. The world is in trouble, and only my fire can heal it."

What happens when a young man from small-town Iowa goes in search of adventure and finds that life in Chicago, Atlanta, and New York fails to satisfy his insatiable curiosity?

The 501-page novel "Everburn" ($15.99), began as a charting of Cherokee native Robert Bunch's personal journey, and soon grew into an epic fantasy.

After studying Computer Science at the University of Northern Iowa and earning an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Bunch spent a brief stint as a trader in New York, then moved on to web development in Atlanta, a job he now juggles with his writing career from his base in Des Moines.

The son of Daryl and Robin Bunch of Cherokee, Robert Bunch, a member of the WHS Class of '97, first gave a taste of the book to local audiences at the all-class reunion in July, and he is now giving Cherokee readers a chance to get the first major glimpse of the completed work with commentary from the author.

Robert Bunch
"Everburn" is the first installment of the ambitious "Ever" series, painting the cosmic battle of good and evil which rages between age-old foes Sotare and Perfidious in the world of Lencia. Through redemption and love, Sotare uses his crucible to heal the world, while Perfidious is bent on destroying it.

Bunch carefully weaves together character development and relationships of striking insight with page-turning action in this tale, which begins in mystery and unfolds in progressive revelation to a deeply moving climax.

Not your typical fantasy novel, Bunch's debut represents a fascinating hybrid which offers something for fans of multiple genres. You can read more at www.everburnbok.com.

The book signing is Thursday, December 15, at The Book Vine, located at 204 W. Main St. in Cherokee. For more information on the event, feel free to call Molly at The Book Vine, 225-2445.

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