CHILD OF SPRING

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This is the story of Winter and the Way of Wind and Water. He is one of the Gifted, those rare individuals born with natural magical ability. He has lived the life of a Krean monk since he entered the monastery at age six, but his heart is in Nybelmarasa, the last place in the world where the magic of the Ancient Krean still lives. In a year he will leave White Mountain, a place which has been home for seventeen years, and make the long journey to the Academy. Here he will learn the ways of magic from the mages of Nybelmarasa as they have been passed from the legendary emperor Dearan Asaen himself. Or so he hopes. It is said that our gifts define us, make us who we are. What would you do if you lost yours and how far would you go to get it back?
 

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COREN FROZENZEPHYR
I: The Songs of Wind 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
II: Meditating on the Breath 1 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
III: Song of the Family 2 Download text Read introduction Read text
 
IV: War and Peace 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
V: The Virtues of a Balanced Diet 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
VI: Swimming Dragon 2 Download text Read introduction Read text
VII: Tamarind 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
VIII: Practice is its own Reward 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
IX: Ebb and Flow 2 Download text Read introduction Read text
X: Stand Like a Tree 3 Download text Read introduction Read text
XI: Nettle 6 Download text Read introduction Read text
XII: Acorn and Riverstone 5 Download text Read introduction Read text
Appendix 2 Download text Read introduction Read text

 
Chapter I: The Songs of Wind
CHAPTER I: THE SONGS OF WIND 3 PAGES
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In which we meet Winter. Into the peace of the mountain, a new song has come on the Wind. Return to the top
 

Chapter II: Meditating on the Breath
CHAPTER II: MEDITATING ON THE BREATH 1 PAGE
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On his way to the monastery, Winter runs into a friend. Why is Orange out of breath and what is he searching for? Return to the top
 

Chapter III: Song of the Family
CHAPTER III: SONG OF THE FAMILY 2 PAGES
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In which Winter remembers. The two monks discuss the change that looms over White Mountain. Return to the top
 

Chapter IV: War and Peace
CHAPTER IV: WAR AND PEACE 3 PAGES
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Winter and Orange disagree about the coming war. Winter is troubled by the change that has come over his friend. Return to the top
 

Chapter V: The Virtues of a Balanced Diet
CHAPTER V: THE VIRTUES OF A BALANCED DIET 3 PAGES
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War is coming to the Port of Nor, and on the Mountain, Winter is locked in a battle of his own, trying to get twelve novice monks ranging from six to ten years of age through the morning practice. But first he must reason with Ker, who has a penchant for (mis)-quoting Master Kao and is very fond of daisies, as a source of nourishment. Return to the top
 

Chapter VI: Swimming Dragon
CHAPTER VI: SWIMMING DRAGON 2 PAGES
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In which we discover the connection between Swimming Dragon and Stormblade complexion. Swimming Dragon, Sinking in Prayer Position, Stand Like a Tree: Three more exercises and Winter can hand the novice monks over to Master Coldstream - and Winter has a secret weapon in a curious looking clay jar to make sure the children pay attention... Return to the top
 

Chapter VII: Tamarind
CHAPTER VII: TAMARIND 3 PAGES
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In which we meet Pebble, novice monk and potential high priest, from whom we learn that Tamarind will regrettably not be joining Swimming Dragon practice, on account of his back. Return to the top
 

Chapter VIII: Practice is its own Reward
CHAPTER VIII: PRACTICE IS ITS OWN REWARD 3 PAGES
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In which Winter and the boys practice Swimming Dragon, finally. An hour later disaster strikes. Return to the top
 

Chapter IX: Ebb and Flow
CHAPTER IX: EBB AND FLOW 2 PAGES
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In which Winter deals with the brownie poo induced consequences of a loss of mindfulness. Return to the top
 

Chapter X: Stand Like a Tree
CHAPTER X: STAND LIKE A TREE 3 PAGES
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The last exercise of the morning practice and Master Coldstream can take over from Winter. But Ker seems to have misinterpreted the instructions. Return to the top
 

Chapter XI: Nettle
CHAPTER XI: NETTLE 6 PAGES
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Ker fell down the tree. Winter is summoned before the masters. Return to the top
 

Chapter XII: Acorn and Riverstone
CHAPTER XII: ACORN AND RIVERSTONE 5 PAGES
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Nettle and Winter appear before the masters of the monastery and Nettle attains her heart's desire. Return to the top
 

Appendix
APPENDIX 2 PAGES
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In order to facilitate the reading experience of this story, this appendix helps you to find your way in the plot by offering you two characters lists to refer to, one by association and the other one grouped sequentially and listed alphabetically. Return to the top
 

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