Blessings Of A Curse: USA Pro. Edition [NOOK Book]

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Book One of The Nexus of Kellaran Series. A mighty world of wonder approaches a global turning point, and a global war. Join us for adventure, romance, and a ton of action in this passionately acclaimed High Fantasy Epic! We follow Mark as he finds himself at the center of an intense whirlwind of events that will transform the world of Kellaran in only seven days! Uses American Imperial Units.
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Overview

Book One of The Nexus of Kellaran Series. A mighty world of wonder approaches a global turning point, and a global war. Join us for adventure, romance, and a ton of action in this passionately acclaimed High Fantasy Epic! We follow Mark as he finds himself at the center of an intense whirlwind of events that will transform the world of Kellaran in only seven days! Uses American Imperial Units.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011093210
  • Publisher: Wayne Edward Clarke
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 33,187
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

I was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Sept 21, 1963. I'm estranged from my father, having met him one since I was a toddler. I've lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 1980. I have three brothers and a sister. My sister is married, she and her husband each have two grown sons. All of us and my mother live in Calgary and are quite close.


I'm married to a lovely girl from the Philippines named Jema Tuyor Clarke, and I look forward to enjoying my life with her as soon as two governments stop putting us through their interminable and expensive bureaucratic processes.


I'm intensely and compulsively self-educated, I read at about 300 words per minute, and I've increased my IQ to about 160.


I've always enjoyed inventing and designing machines. Most of the machines I've designed are new types of vehicles.


I was a professional musician for about nine years. My musical skills include lead and harmony vocals, most styles of guitar and bass guitar, some drums and keyboards, songwriting, mixing, and production.


I spent about fifteen years researching and designing a comprehensive change in society and culture that will solve all the world’s major problems, guided by the principles of bio-sociology as introduced and developed by Prof. Edward O. Wilson, and influenced by Dr. Desmond Morris’ human sociobiology. I haven't worked on it like a fanatic over the last eight years like I did for the previous fifteen, but I have continued to develop my work in this field.


Over the last eight years I've spent most of my intellectual and creative energies in writing sciences fiction and fantasy novels. I’ve been a hard sci-fi fan my whole life, but everyone else I know who’s an avid reader are all fantasy fans. Over the years I’ve borrowed all their books, and learned to love that genre as well.


My science fiction influences include the old masters; Heinlein, Asimov, Niven, Bradbury, Clarke, etc. Also William Gibson, Iain M. Banks, and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. My favorite relatively unknown author is Daniel Keyes Moran, and if you like sci-fi you should read his Continuing Time trilogy; Emerald Eyes, The Long Run, and The Last Dancer. They might be out of print, but I think you can still get them as ebooks online.


My fantasy influences include Raymond E. Feist, David Eddings, and Jaqueline Carey.


I’ve also been influenced as a fiction writer by my sociological work, and my science fiction novel People Of The Tiger (and the rest of The Rational Future Series) is set in a utopian future where my social policies have been implemented, which is a good way to get those ideas out into the public consciousness.


Much of my social thinking permeates my fantasy novel Blessings Of A Curse as well, though it’s a lot harder to notice there. I’ve also included my ideas on the law and legal reform in that book, though those policies were appended to the back of the book in an excerpt, for the sake of smooth readability.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    600 pages in.

    SO HELP ME GOD! I CAN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!!!!!

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Avoid this book

    I have a certain compulsion to finish reading stories to see how they end. This book has put me on the road to recovery by being so horrifically bad that I could only force myself to go halfway before having to quit. It is pulpy in the worst sense of the word and reads like a teenage boy's wet dream, complete with a protagonist of immense size, power and wealth who thinks he knows exactly how the world should be run (and oh my god he's correct where others who are thousands of years old, 'wise' and experienced in ruling and diplomacy are strangely oblivious). To top it off he is bound to a small, non-threatening elf girl who is essentially his sex slave.

    I know that this book is free in the nook store but I would encourage everyone to avoid it like the horrible drivel that it is.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Good

    This was a good book but way way too long. I love this author and thinkit was well written and completely different from anything I ever read. Great characters and details.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Avid Reader

    This is the first I've read fromWEC, and I am thrilled with his writing! I am an avid reader and normally get bored with extensive details. This book however is one of the best writings I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

    If you're a fan of fantasy, this is a must read!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    Storyline was interesting - interests you right away, but there

    Storyline was interesting - interests you right away, but there were sometimes too much detail and the accepted promiscuity killed the romantic allure for me. ................ A jock's dream, a girl's scream, (just my opinion, to each his own)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Great read

    Read while back bought hard copy vrsion last year that son destroyed first book got on nook for bday could read all day

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Big Epic Book

    Great book if you're into fantasy, as in elves, wizards, dragons, etc. Very easy to read and follow plot ~ action, adventure, mystery, romance (PG13 at least), suspense. 2558 pages on my nook that were too quickly read, felt like I had been through a marathon and won 1st place, lol!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    To many words

    The story would start to get interesting and then get bogged down in minor details that didnt matter. Im surprised he didnt describe taking a bath. If he stuck to the real storie it would have been half the length. I kept hoping for a good read but couldnt wait for it to end.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    I liked it

    This book held my interesr all the way to the end even tho there was so much detail. It was easy to skip if detail wasn't your style.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Great

    It was a great read although I found a number of minor errors such as words that were left out or missed capitolization. As for people saying that it was too long I would say that at almost 3,000 pages it was surprizingly well-paced considering that all of the events of the book take place over a period of ten days and it is my opinion that as long as it is not drawn out, a book tht it a million pages long is not too long. The author did a good job in dscription without dragging on about what shade of red the pot sitting in the corner of the room was so to say and I would go to say that he made a certain offhand effort to make it reader-appropriate providing thatthe reader knows how babies are made by leaving out much description like you would find in a romance or erotica novel. This is obviously NOT a romance and I see no effort made to make it one it is a fantacy - scy-fy with the fantacy type being that of elves, ogres, selkies, magic and such while touching on the workings of the magic while not being too specific as to take away the allure and possibilities of it with certain scy-fy aspects coming in among the last few hundred pages of the book which I wll not go into detail about for fear of presenting any pertinant spoilers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Anonymous

    I enjoyed this read. The length was impressive for free but some of the length was due to unneeded details.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Woah!

    Way to much sexual content that was not needed

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    Get the next one! Great read

    Loved it! Bought the next one in the series and was glad I did. Waiting for #3. Will gladly pay for it. Well done! Everything a great Sci-Fi novel should be.
    Sanna7125

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2012

    this is a good book, but way too wordy. I really don't need to

    this is a good book, but way too wordy. I really don't need to know every second of what is happening. Very interesting, but I almost put it down several times for good. I finally got the trick of it, when there was too much description, I just skipped ahead. 2500+ pages was just tooooo many.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    awsome read loved it

    Hope you injoy

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Must read

    GREAT!!!!!! Book real page turner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    it is one of the books that you can't put down. it has elves, dr

    it is one of the books that you can't put down. it has elves, dragons, unicorns, gods and magic. It is a mixture of fantasy and science fiction, but mostly fantasy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Meh..

    It's okay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Not worth it.

    A nightmare. My daughters Barney books are a much better story than this.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Mr Clarke hits the si-fi mark

    enjoy the story line

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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