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Once upon a time, there was a wise prince named Magnus who was cursed to forever live in the desolate, abandoned castle that overlooked his own fallen kingdom.
Magnus’s kingdom had been conquered by an army of wicked centaurs and elves centuries ago, and to punish the poor prince- the only soul in the entire land that they had decided to keep alive as a warning- they summoned the powerful sorceress Kaonyra and had her place a horrible, irreversible curse on him.
However, Kaonyra the sorceress hated being summoned almost as much as she hated the centaurs and elves and their gruesome methods, so she decided to take pity on Magnus and teach them a lesson.
She had no choice but to curse the prince because she had taken an oath to carry out the orders of whomever had the strength and knowledge to summon her, but she cleverly put curses on him that would double as blessings- blessings that could help him kill the centaurs and elves.
Kaonyra gave him a perpetual feeling of despair worse than death that was only dampened when he was with people who loved him, an inability to be remembered by any human, incurable blindness, and complete invisibility that he could never turn off. But with each curse was a power- everlasting immortality, invulnerability, an extremely heightened wisdom, and amazing strength and precision.
Kaonyra regretted doing so, as everyone in her race- including her- had similar gifts and burdens and she knew from experience that having to live forever with them was a worse nightmare than a mortal could ever think possible. But for today, she didn’t have many options.
That’s the first part of The Fallen Prince’s Curse. There’s another book called The Elf And The Secret Treasure, which is about how the army came to obtain the ability to summon Kaonyra, but that’s a story for another time.