William Barnwell

In search of the Blessing Papers


The name of the island,Imram, is an old Gaelic word meaning "the perils of a journey," which is of course what the various characters in the story must go through during their quest for the fabled Blessing Papers.

However, with his doubts growing, how will Turly Vail/​Blessing safely unlock the precious secret of the lost Blessing Papers? For beneath the scientic wisdom of the Blessing Papers may lie a catastrophic evil only he suspects, and his survival brings him more terrifying doubts: What exactly is the force that seems to drive him on and predict his every move?

Turly and his small crew continue searching throughout Imram in spite of all the problems they have. Turly himself at one point is forced to become the leader of a strange cult in the west of Imram involving many striking ceremonial events that tease and challenge Turly's mind.

N.B. At the right time, this novel alone might have made an excellent video game. Still could.

A contemporary thriller. See insert of part of Chapter 1.
When a group of over-the-hill entrepreneurs are working on at least one scheme a month, one of them has to work, right?
Barnwell has recently finished his ninth novel, a contemporary economic thriller, Practicing Resurrection, about a man who feels he was personally responsible for starting the Great Depression, and a family that has held the secret of an even bigger economic conspiracy dating back to 1913, but leading to bizarre murders in our time.
This novel is a prequel to the Blessing Papers series when an ancestor discovers a living metal that can destroy the world. The Blessing family vows to stop it.
With the loss of the ability to read, the world disintegrates. In the afterlife, in an Ireland of the future, a young man searches for reasons for the Fall and how to put it back together.
With all his doubts, how will Turly Vail/Blessing safely unlock the precious secret of the Blessing Papers?
Turly Blessing makes his way through arid valleys and the Lower Mountains, and his courage becomes the final test for the future of all things in the rise and fall of the sigma curve.
Young Adult Novel
In school, students, drugs, gangs and new challenges clash at an inner-city school under great pressure to do well. A strange narrator and a compelling outsider act together to either meet the challenge, or lose everything. I, Lord Several, an alt/punk rework of an earlier short story is being issued as a magazine serial as in the days of Charles Dickens. See first page of website with overview. See insert of Chapter 1.
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