Blessings Of A Curse: USA Promotional Edition - Book One of The Nexus Of Kellaran Trilogy

Blessings Of A Curse: USA Promotional Edition - Book One of The Nexus Of Kellaran Trilogy

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by Wayne Edward Clarke
     
 

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!…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011093210
Publisher:
Wayne Edward Clarke
Publication date:
09/01/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
227,527
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Over the last fifteen 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 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 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.

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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Blessings Of A Curse: USA Promotional Edition - Book One of The Nexus Of Kellaran Trilogy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SO HELP ME GOD! I CAN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
ju2 More than 1 year ago
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)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
cbmech More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read while back bought hard copy vrsion last year that son destroyed first book got on nook for bday could read all day
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this read. The length was impressive for free but some of the length was due to unneeded details.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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GREAT!!!!!! Book real page turner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's okay.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had my eyes on this book for a while, then, when I saw it was free, I snatched it up at the first opportunity after facepalming. I have to admit, the person that wrote Awesome! has it right, and for those who have short attention spans, this WILL be a long read. It makes the Amanda Ackers books (check them out, please, they're as good as this one, but cleaner by a long shot) look short, and the one is a thousand eight hundred some-odd pages! (18__) All in all, great read, READITNOW! Sorry for yelling, I had to say it.
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Way to much sexual content that was not needed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.