So I’m still thinking about how to work those political ideas into Evangeline’s story. It makes more and more sense. She wants so much to be what her father is, a respected member of a shrouded league of mystic champions. But what are champions without a fight? It is an idea to play with. Certainly you can’t paint every soldier with the same brush however, or even each with the same thickness. There are no absolutes in anything – not even the evils of war, politics, or greed.

Still, I am liking the idea more and more. It is exciting to find interesting flaws with which to layer the “heroes”. Just as exciting as it is to find honorable qualities to build into the “villains”.

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