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Curse (Wexkia trilogy Book 1) by [Furse, Dale]
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Nell's seemingly simple existence is turned upside down when her father reveals a stunning secret: The seventeen-year-old isn't human, but is a product of two warring alien species.

Now Nell must confront doubt and hostility because others see her as a threat to their way of life. In the midst of all that she's facing, an even more mysterious secret eludes her. Finding the answers will set her on a desperate quest with danger lurking at every corner.

As the number of enemies steadily rise, so too does her resolve to seek the truth. With her friend Sam in tow, an epic adventure begins, the likes of which will have far-reaching implications.

In this first book of the Wexkia Trilogy, Author Dale Furse takes us on an adventure in a world, inhabited by bizarre beings and an uncertain future.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2861 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: DCF Books; 2 edition (15 January 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #288,022 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By KC TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 October 2014
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I enjoyed this book and following Nell’s journey from thinking she was a normal human girl and finding out things were not as they seemed. It is nice to see a book written where the main character lives in Australia and actually see a little of Australia come through, but not too much to confuse people from other countries. Maybe this is my pride of Australian heritage coming through.

The story flowed well and mostly lined up all its points. It was certainly full of action to keep the story interesting. A magnificent effort for a first book.
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I enjoyed this book, how very different. I especially enjoyed Nell's character. Thankyou
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3.0 out of 5 stars An honest review from someone who liked it, but... 28 August 2014
By April Adams - Published on
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I want to make one thing clear, the book's premise is very good. I enjoyed the story line. I just couldn't get into it as much as I wanted to. It reads like a first draft or maybe a screenplay. It may just be that I don't connect with the author's style, but in my opinion the book could do with being run through a few beta readers or an editor. There were parts of the story that seemed disjointed, the dialogue felt not-quite-right, the character made decisions in a split second without putting you through any internal struggle or process. The transitions from one situation to the next were very sudden. I felt a bit slapped around and several times I had to re-read a few pages after going, "Huh?" Maybe it's just me.

It was kind-of like one of those old wooden roller coasters - fun, but it whips you around and you're a bit dazed after. I think that with just a bit of work this book could definitely be 5 stars. Or a great movie. I'd totally watch it if it were made into a movie.

The book is about 3 (and more) alien races and the main character, Nell, is a blend of 2 of them who looks human and lived on Earth until just before her 17th birthday when the "changes" would begin. The story line is very original, the different races were intriguing. I thought it might be an allusion to the horrors of racism. This story follows Nell through her coming of age and the machinations of those who would destroy her. Good stuff.

Like I said, I liked the premise but the crafting of the story could use some tweaking. Definitely worth the money I paid for it on Kindle. It's a fast read, too. Read it in about 5 hours. If the author does some tweaking I would love to check it out and revise my review. I'm an author too, and I hope my critiques are not too harsh and can help in making a good book great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Imagine if you could intuit accurately what others were thinking .. 11 December 2013
By Jay Mittener - Published on
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OH wow.. I've just finished this book and absolutely loved it! If you read my reviews you know what a sucker I am for a book 1 scenario, so I was thrilled to read this.

Curse is a mix of a few genres so I don't want to firmly place it anywhere. To call it simply a YA or SCI-FI read would be to not do it justice. It is, instead, a true mingling of some sci-fi, a coming of age story of Nell, some fantasy throw in for good measure.

You will become firmly invested in Nell, and happy that you have at least two more chances coming to follow her story- This isolated 17 year old girl wakes up one day to find she can talk to animals and is super aware of the thoughts and emotions of others- there is a secret, a mystery surrounding her existence that she must discover .. Do it, read it the book, discover with her.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly Great! 10 December 2013
By Veritas Vincit - Published on
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To be perfectly honest, I was looking for something fun and relatively mindless to while away a day or two, and this was a suggested option for me. I hadn't read the description and simply dove in, determined to get lost in something mildly entertaining, but nothing that would wrap me up as completely as this book instantly did. First of all, it is one of the most unpredictable books that I've read in a long time, simply in the sense that there weren't any of the tell-tale plot twists or hackneyed story lines, even in a genre like fantasy/sci-fi that does tend to use similar conventions. From start to finish, the book kept me guessing, and a book that can continue to surprise is always one worth paying attention to. I particularly like how Furse didn't immediately pose Nell as anything but what she was, a normal, scared teenager facing the challenges of growing up. Normality is key to the believability of a story, particularly when there is so much else about the story that is unbelievable and "out there" so to speak. Grounding the narrative in a really compelling, strong young woman, and complicating it with a very odd father figure was a very real and human element of the story that drove it forward, even as it became clear that Nell was anything but. Readers need those points of relativity to make a story connect with them on a normal level, since it can be difficult for some people to fully immerse themselves into a fantasy world without some sort of lifeline to the real world. Furse provides those human moments in spades, and for that, I will certainly be reading the rest of the Wexkia trilogy. This was quite a fortuitous find!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Review: Curse (Wexkia trilogy Book 1) ... 16 November 2016
By Juan M. Rodriguez - Published on
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It's the first of the Wexkia trilogy. It's just so-so. The author must introduce the characters and pose the issue or issues confronting them. The main character is a teen girl, the daughter of two alien species. Usually progeny of such unions develop certain characteristics particular to one or the other of the parents characteristics. There are also those children that develop with both parents characteristics. This anomaly is known as the 'Curse' because these are considered doomed to madness. The young woman is at the beginning of her ultimate development and her dad and other family are concerned she is headed toward being one of the anomalous offspring. The story wends from there.
4.0 out of 5 stars What is Nell? Alian or Human? 14 November 2015
By Gisela H. Sedlmayer, author of the Talon book series - Published on
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As Nell's 17's birthday draw nearer, she experiences some changes in herself and could not comprehend it. She is becoming more aware of things and she can hear animals talking and can hear thoughts of other people. She is asking herself 'what is happening to myself? Is that normal growing up?'

Until her father and newly reviled relatives unveil to her that she is not only a human, she also is an alien from another world. And here starts the incredible story of a teenager, who was hurled into space to land on the alien planet.

Dale Furse, the author, did a good job to put Nell as she was, a normal, scared teenager facing the challenges of growing up as she was put onto the alien world.

She learns more about herself and her true self as the story unfolds, as she realizes that she is both, human and alien.

A great story for young teenager, YA and even to the age of 99 years.