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Blessings Of A Curse - 2012 USA Edition - chunk 01 (standard:fantasy, 9887 words) [1/6] show all parts
Author: Wayne Edward ClarkeUpdated: Jun 11 2012Views/Reads: 4757/1303Part vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Book One of The Nexus of Kellaran Series. A mighty world of wonder approaches a global turning point, and a global war. Young Mark finds himself at the center of an intense whirlwind of adventure, romance, and action that will transform the world of Kella

This book was intentionally written without chapter breaks.  I am
posting it here in fairly small chunks which will be posted every few 
days.  They are not chapters; their length has been arbitrarily decided 
by the allowed file size of one of the sites to which it will be posted 
for free. If you want to read the entire book immediately, with better 
formatting, you can get the whole thing for free in various eBook 
formats at my website; 

Blessings of a Curse 

Book One of The Nexus Of Kellaran 

By Wayne Edward Clarke 

2012 Revision With American Imperial measurement units. 

Copyright"2012 By Wayne Edward Clarke All Rights Reserved 

This is a work of fiction.  Any resemblance between the characters and
any real persons living or dead is strictly coincidental. Books By 
Wayne Edward Clarke: 

The Rational Future Series: People Of The Tiger Hunters In The Sky 

The Nexus Of Kellaran Series: Blessings Of A Curse The Fire And The

These novels are available in every ebook format at my website: 

And at leading ebook retailers (The Fire And The Storm in early 2012) 

And on popular ebook apps for Apple and Android devices. 

Coming this spring to my website! *A new rotatable 3D map of the globe
of Kellaran with much more detail and showing every place that is 
mentioned in the series. *A complete list of major characters with 
descriptions. *A timeline of major Kellarani historical events. *And an 
appendix of encyclopedic facts and figures about Kellaran. 

Wayne Edward Clarke, January 20, 2012. 

Blessings Of A Curse 

(If you are reading this account in a language other than Grand High
Draconian, you might consider making a contribution to the Translation 
section of your local Magic Users Guild. XVD) 

Yazadril watched the huge human walk blithely through the border Wards
of The Nine Valleys like they weren't even there, and his breath hissed 
in between his teeth.  The ancient mountain elf was stunned with 
surprise for the first time in decades, and he nervously tugged his 
long white beard in consternation.  Nothing could pass the Wards unless 
a Warder had admitted it, nothing!  And since he was one of the 
Warders, he knew with certainty that no such admission had occurred!  
He felt a moment of fear, an emotion he had not experienced for 
centuries, and quickly cast Unseen upon himself with a quietly hummed 
note and a practiced gesture. 

Then his intellect re-asserted itself.  He reasoned that since the human
had been completely unaffected by the Illusions, Force Barriers, and 
other magic defenses of the border Wards, he may also be unaffected by 
the Unseen spell.  That thought gave him another fright, and he 
carefully moved behind a tree, then peered around it at the human. ‘By 
the Source, it is the biggest one I have ever beheld with these eyes!' 
he thought to himself.  ‘He is the size of a great plains bear, and 
just as shaggy as one!' 

He forced himself to calm, and considered what he knew that was

Only fourteen times had human wizards managed to see through the
Illusions of the Wards in Yazadril's exceedingly long lifetime.  Five 
of them had openly camped before the Wards, since they had come to 
speak to the mountain elves, to peacefully trade in knowledge and 

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