David A. Wells


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Since my childhood, I've been passionate about fantasy. After reading many stories of epic struggle set in worlds of magic, I've decided to create a world of my own. The Seven Isles is the result.

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“Each and every one of you is a sovereign human being with free will granted to you by the Maker. But he didn’t leave you to wander in this life without guidance. He whispers truth to you in the face of every moral dilemma you encounter. At every turn, with every choice, you have only to listen to your conscience to know the right and just course.”
David A. Wells, Reishi Adept

“Perhaps, but you fail to see the folly of the Reishi,” Bragador said. “The concentration of power that allowed them to ensure peace for so long was the very thing that made them such a potent threat to peace when their power corrupted them, as power inevitably does.” “So what’s the solution?” Alexander asked, a bit more defiantly than he would have liked. “Simple … humans must learn to live without government,” Bragador said. “Government, organized force, is the repository of evil. It is the source of corruption, the enemy of civilization and the problem with the world. As long as there is a place where concentrated power resides, it will attract evil people like dung attracts flies. The only solution is to remove the pile of dung.” “What about crime? What about other countries with powerful governments bent on war? How can there be peace without authority?” Alexander asked. “Therein lies the human dilemma,” Bragador said. “There will always be those who call for greater and greater control, out of fear or ignorance or greed. Until humanity learns restraint in governance, learns how to limit the power it grants to its leaders, learns that those who crave power over others are always deceivers, your kind will know only war and despair.” “If we haven’t learned that lesson by now, I doubt we ever will,” Alexander said. “Some will, most won’t,” Bragador said. “Selfish interest is a powerful motivator. Governments can always be bought or manipulated or blackmailed to set rules that favor some at the expense of others. Evil people see government as a weapon to be used for their own purposes while spreading the lie that it exists to protect the innocent or ensure fairness or defend against some distant threat. The truth is, government has always existed for one single reason … the profit and power of those in government. Of course, there are always those working within government who are good and decent people. But those who vie for power, they can never be trusted.”
David A. Wells, Cursed Bones

“Sometimes I wonder if the worst crime evil people ever commit is forcing good people to kill them in defense of life and liberty.”
David A. Wells, Mindbender

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2015 Series Reads

This will decide our Series Reads for 2015
Depending on the length of the series, we will read the top few choices, so choose carefully!

Promise of Blood-Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan
 
  28 votes, 17.1%

 
  20 votes, 12.2%

Legend-Drenai by David Gemmell
 
  18 votes, 11.0%

 
  17 votes, 10.4%

The Emperor's Knife-Tower and Knife Trilogy byMazarkis Williams
 
  15 votes, 9.1%

Shadowmarch-Shadowmarch by Tad Williams
 
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  10 votes, 6.1%

Kushiel's Scion-Imriel's trilogy byJacqueline Carey
 
  6 votes, 3.7%

The Broken Crown-The Sun Sword by Michelle West
 
  6 votes, 3.7%

Thinblade-Sovereign of the 7 Islands by David A. Wells
 
  3 votes, 1.8%

Rules of Ascension-Winds of the Forelands by David B. Coe
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

Prospero Lost-Prospero's daughter by L. Jagi Lamplighter
 
  2 votes, 1.2%

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