Very excited that I have started the final coursework for my M.A, and that my final project requires me to write a 30-page polished, publish-ready manuscript, which, hopefully, means that the final manuscript will follow shortly after. For now, (and I apologize for the delay) here is the second half of my rough chapter outlines. I’ll be posting some new and revised book chapters soon as well. I’ve been playing with some new ideas, and I am excited to keep sharing and receiving feedback!
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Chapter 11: Emmelie is acting oddly distant from Brishen. She seemed nervous and frightened, and Brishen believes that he is to blame, but he doesn’t want to confront her about the issue.
Chapter 12: The students continue to practice and test their powers and skills, and Brishen and Emmelie develop particular proficiencies.
Chapter 13: Reports of several random murders in the center of the city make headlines. Brishen fears that les Mieux is to blame.
Chapter 14: There is an attempted break-in at the school, and Brishen no longer feels safe. He travels home to discuss recent events with his mother.
Chapter 15: Brishen’s mother reluctantly tells him about the society and how the previous leader’s son has taken control, attempting to recruit all those with ties to the society’s history. She fears that their family is in danger.
Chapter 16: Rather than returning to school, Brishen remains in the city to attempt to uncover more information, and discovers a plot to make public the society’s existence through a demonstration of power. Brishen plans to attend the planned event.
Chapter 17: While attending les Mieux’s event, there is a riot-like occurrence where several fires are set and people are publicly executed. Brishen narrowly escapes before witnessing Emmelie’s father take part in les Mieux’s demonstration of power.
Chapter 18: Brishen’s mother gets him back to school, where a lockdown has been put into place to protect the students. Students question Brishen about what he saw, but he will not discuss it with anyone.
Chapter 19: Emmelie opens up to Brishen about her past, and he recounts the events he witnessed, but does not mention that Emmelie’s father was present. Emmelie explains that she does not believe that her father killed her mother. At the end of the night, they share a kiss in front of the fireplace.
Chapter 20: Brishen and Emmelie’s skills are decided and they are presented with their symbols.
Chapter 21 – Brishen’s father returns to take Brishen away o try to keep him safe and to convince him to join the resistance. Emmelie finds out and expresses her desire to join them.