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Stories from the Verse
Verse Three, Chapter One

There isn't really a great format for this process.  After all, if you're reading each installment as it appears, you will want to be able to come directly to the new chapter, but if you don't find it until later you'll want to begin at the beginning.  A web log makes it simple to find the latest chapter, but very difficult to find the first one and even more difficult to mark your place.  The best I can think to do is to publish each chapter as its own web page (with a numbering system based on the book chapter numbers), link each to the one before and the one after and to a central contents page--this page, on which I will list each chapter twice, on the left with the latest published first and on the right with the first chapter on top.  You'll have to keep track of your place, but that shouldn't be too difficult--I'm including a blurb with each chapter that should help you remember what you've read.  (To make it easier for me, and perhaps to pique your interest, I will sometimes have the next-to-be-published chapter listed here.  To be first to hear of new publications, support my Patreon campaign, or follow me in social media.

At this point the entire book has made it to the web, along with periodic posts to the mark Joseph "young" web log that give some of the behind-the-writings information about how it was constructed.  They contain spoilers, so it might be more enjoyable to read the book first and then read the blog entries.  Also, we have now posted the second Multiverser novel, Old Verses New, and the third, For Better or Verse, for your enjoyment, and begun posting Spy Verses, the fourth in the series.

Credit should be given.  The above cover image was designed and drawn by Valdron art director Dimitrios "Jim" Denaxas.  The interior images were created by Eric York, a tattoo artist somewhere in the southwestern United States under contract with Valdron Inc; I added the lettering.  Steve Darlington officially edited the book, also under contract with Valdron.

A new section has been added (as of late October 2016), for Multiverser Novel Support Pages, including Multiverser game-style character sheets for major characters in the novels, to be expanded gradually over time.

Chapter 1:  Kondor 1, in which Joseph Wade Kondor finds himself in the hold of a ship.
Chapter 2:  Hastings 1, in which Lauren Elizabeth Meyers Hastings meets strange people in a strange but familiar city.
Chapter 3:  Slade 1, in which Robert Elvis Slave finds himself inside a dungeon complex and must find his way out.
Chapter 4:  Kondor 2, in which Joe Kondor joins the security team of the crew of the Mary Piper.
Chapter 5:  Hastings 2, in which Lauren Hastings meets Father James and starts working in construction.
Chapter 6:  Slade 2, in which Bob Slade becomes a medieval fantasy adventurer.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #18:  A Novel Comic Milestone, a look at some of the thought processes and sources that went into the first six chapters of the novel.
Chapter 7:  Kondor 3, in which Joe Kondor spends some unexpected time in the medical department.
Chapter 8:  Hastings 3, in which Lauren Hastings thinks about magic.
Chapter 9:  Slade 3, in which Bob Slade embarks on a dungeon crawl.
Chapter 10:  Kondor 4, in which Joe visits the city of Sardic.
Chapter 11:  Hastings 4, in which Lauren starts creating her wizard persona and visits Gavin at The Pit.
Chapter 12:  Slade 4, in which Bob fights the Efreet.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #20:  Becoming Novel, a look at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters seven through twelve of the novel, the first chapters written once it was decided this would be a novel.
Chapter 13:  Kondor 5, in which Joe signs on for another run with the Mary Piper.
Chapter 14:  Hastings 5, in which Lauren shakes a tail, learns a mind trick, fights a monster, finds a teacher, studies her enemy, and makes a mistake.
Chapter 15:  Slade 5, in which Bob frees a djinni and makes three good wishes.
Chapter 16:  Kondor 6, in which Joe works as a medic and discovers his anger toward pirates.
Chapter 17:  Hastings 6, in which Lauren starts learning how to fight.
Chapter 18:  Slade 6, in which the quest ends as Slade and his companions begin to arrive at their new homes.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #22:  Getting Into Characters, a look at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters thirteen through eighteen of the novel, pushing the characters forward into individuals.
Chapter 19:  Kondor 7, in which Joe leaves the ship fighting pirates.
Chapter 20:  Hastings 7, in which Lauren invents a trick and survives an attack.
Chapter 21:  Slade 7, in which Bob settles into his new home and then visits Torelle, and learns of the latter's impending wedding.
Chapter 22:  Hastings 8, in which Lauren meets a werewolf.
Chapter 23:  Slade 8, in which Bob visits Omigger, and reluctantly begins learning a bit of magic.
Chapter 24:  Kondor 8, in which Joe finds his way through the woods.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #25:  Novel Changes, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters nineteen through twenty-four of the novel, including the first shift to a new world.
Chapter 25:  Hastings 9, in which Lauren forms an alliance with Annuda.
Chapter 26:  Kondor 9, in which Joe attempts to explain who he is to bandits in the woods.
Chapter 27:  Slade 9, in which Bob visits Filp, and helps him with some problems.
Chapter 28:  Hastings 10, in which Lauren plays mind games with Gavin, and meets Horta.
Chapter 29:  Kondor 10, in which Joe finds Nottingham.
Chapter 30:  Slade 10, in which Bob takes Filp out for a night of not hunting.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #27:  A Novel Continuation, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters twenty-five through thirty of the novel.
Chapter 31:  Hastings 11, in which Lauren begins planning to kill a vampire, and discovers something about her sensei.
Chapter 32:  Kondor 11, in which Joe begins trying to find the highwaymen.
Chapter 33:  Slade 11, in which Bob begins learning how to be a thief.
Chapter 34:  Hastings 12, in which Lauren launches a plan to create internal divisions among the vampires.
Chapter 35:  Kondor 12, in which Joe avoids a fight.
Chapter 36:  Slade 12, in which Bob does much through the summer to help Filp.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #30:  Novel Directions, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters thirty-one through thirty-six of the novel.
Chapter 37:  Hastings 13, in which Lauren and her friends face the vampire Jackson.
Chapter 38:  Kondor 13, in which Joe follows tracks.
Chapter 39:  Hastings 14, in which Lauren fights an unexpected battle.
Chapter 40:  Slade 13, in which Bob attends Filp's wedding.
Chapter 41:  Hastings 15, in which Lauren meets Bethany, and receives a mysterious gift.
Chapter 42:  Kondor 14, in which Joe meets, and helps, a mythic figure.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #33:  Novel Struggles, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters thirty-seven through forty-two of the novel.
Chapter 43:  Slade 14, in which years pass but Bob remains the same.
Chapter 44:  Hastings 16, in which Lauren replaces her robe, gets some information about Bethany's magic trinkets, and begins revising her plans.
Chapter 45:  Kondor 15, in which Kondor builds a hospital.
Chapter 46:  Slade 15, in which Bob attends Mica's vesting ceremony.
Chapter 47:  Hastings 17, in which Lauren learns about some of the abilities of the werewolves.
Chapter 48:  Kondor 16, in which Joe's hospital grows, and gets an unexpected visitor.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #35:  Quiet on the Novel Front, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 43 through 48 of the novel.
Chapter 49:  Slade 16, in which Bob explains to Torrence why he can't marry Shella.
Chapter 50:  Hastings 18, in which Lauren meets herself.
Chapter 51:  Kondor 17, in which Joe deals with a soldier of the shire reeve.
Chapter 52:  Slade 17, in which Bob attends Omigger's funeral.
Chapter 53:  Hastings 19, in which verser Lauren Elizabeth Meyers Hastings and radio celebrity Lauren Elizabeth Meyers compare their lives.
Chapter 54:  Kondor 18, in which Joe and Friar Tuck solve their soldier problem.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #37:  Character Diversity, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 49 through 54 of the novel.
Chapter 55:  Slade 18, in which Torrence is knighted, and Slade makes him an offer.
Chapter 56:  Hastings 20, in which Lauren plans a battle to coincide with an eclipse.
Chapter 57:  Kondor 19, in which Joe's Sherwood Forest hospital opens a new branch.
Chapter 58:  Slade 19, in which Bob throws a party at the castle.
Chapter 59:  Hastings 21, in which Lauren attends a faithless church.
Chapter 60:  Kondor 20, in which Joe leaves a thriving medical practice to the care of others.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #39:  Character Futures, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 55 through 60 of the novel.
Chapter 61:  Slade 20, in which Bob finishes handing over the operation of his fief to his designated successor.
Chapter 62:  Hastings 22, in which Lauren learns to walk on the edge.
Chapter 63:  Kondor 21, in which Joe becomes the supernatural deliverer.
Chapter 64:  Slade 21, in which Bob has a rude awakening.
Chapter 65:  Hastings 23, in which Lauren lunches with Bethany.
Chapter 66:  Kondor 22, in which Joe prepares for his quest.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #43:  Novel Worlds, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 61 through 66 of the novel.
Chapter 67:  Slade 22, in which Bob negotiates his surrender.
Chapter 68:  Hastings 24, in which Lauren meets with Arnie the Ghoul.
Chapter 69:  Kondor 23, in which Joe acquires the Vorgo.
Chapter 70:  Slade 23, in which Bob learns more about Destiny and the Federation.
Chapter 71:  Hastings 25, in which Lauren plays with some dangerous magical objects.
Chapter 72:  Kondor 24, in which Joe escapes death.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #47:  Character Routines, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 67 through 72 of the novel.
Chapter 73:  Slade 24, in which Bob officially joins the crew of the Destiny.
Chapter 74:  Hastings 26, in which Lauren abruptly awakens and has trouble sleeping.
Chapter 75:  Kondor 25, in which the battle looms closer for Joe.
Chapter 76:  Slade 25, in which Bob becomes familiar with his new home, and his first mission is announced.
Chapter 77:  Hastings 27, in which Lauren makes quiet preparations for several possible futures.
Chapter 78:  Kondor 26, in which the battle begins.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #50:  Stories Progress, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 73 through 78 of the novel.
Chapter 79:  Slade 26, in which Bob's space station raid is launched.
Chapter 80:  Hastings 28, in which Lauren does a bit more shopping and preparation.
Chapter 81:  Kondor 27, in which the ram hits the gate and Joe witnesses the arrival of air support.
Chapter 82:  Slade 27, in which Bob's raid hits a snag and plan B is initiated.
Chapter 83:  Hastings 29, in which Lauren's battle against The Pit begins.
Chapter 84:  Kondor 28, in which as Joe's battle rages, several things are difficult for him to explain.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #53:  Character Battles, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 79 through 84 of the novel, in which all the characters face some kind of fight.
Chapter 85:  Hastings 30, in which Lauren battles Horta.
Chapter 86:  Slade 28, in which Bob drifts in space.
Chapter 87:  Kondor 29, in which Joe finds a plausible explanation for his animated attacker.
Chapter 88:  Hastings 31, in which Lauren determines that she is in a new world.
Chapter 89:  Slade 29, in which Bob reviews the raid in its aftermath.
Chapter 90:  Kondor 30, in which Joe's war drags forward.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #55:  Stories Winding Down, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 85 through 90 of the novel, in which the fights come to a conclusion or at least a lull.
Chapter 91:  Hastings 32, in which Lauren begins to amble through a new world.
Chapter 92:  Slade 30, in which Bob has some less adventurous adventures.
Chapter 93:  Kondor 31, in which Joe launches an assault.
Chapter 94:  Hastings 33, in which Lauren is overwhelmed by the beauty of her new world.
Chapter 95:  Slade 31, in which Bob helps the crew fight a space battle.
Chapter 96:  Kondor 32, in which Joe leads the charge through the undead to reach the spectres.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #57:  Multiverse Variety, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 91 through 96 of the novel, in which the primary characters are in very different worlds.
Chapter 97:  Hastings 34, in which Lauren meets the people of her new world.
Chapter 98:  Slade 32, in which Bob learns some high-tech skills.
Chapter 99:  Kondor 33, in which Joe finds a way to fight spectres.
Chapter 100:  Hastings 35, in which Lauren settles into her new home.
Chapter 101:  Slade 33, in which Bob prepares for a prison break.
Chapter 102:  Kondor 34, in which Joe fights the dead to death.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #59:  Verser Lives and Deaths, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 97 through 102 of the novel, in which one character discovers a new world and another leaves an old one.
Chapter 103:  Hastings 36, in which Lauren begins helping build basic civilization.
Chapter 104:  Slade 34, in which Bob's team rewrites the plan on the fly.
Chapter 105:  Kondor 35, in which Joe finds himself lost in the woods again.
Chapter 106:  Hastings 37, in which Lauren has trouble getting along with her new guest.
Chapter 107:  Slade 35, in which the prison break is nearly successful, but Bob has to help deal with a snag.
Chapter 108:  Kondor 36, in which Kondor meets the birdmen.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #61:  World Transitions, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 103 through 108 of the novel, in which two characters are exploring a new world.
Chapter 109:  Slade 36, in which Bob gets some hands-on fighting practice.
Chapter 110:  Hastings 38, in which Lauren gets to know Joe a bit better.
Chapter 111:  Slade 37, in which Bob meets Lauren and Joe.
Chapter 112:  Kondor 37, in which Joe gets dragged into an argument about religion and magic with Lauren and Bob.
Chapter 113:  Hastings 39, in which Bob and Joe inspire Lauren to get back in shape.
Chapter 114:  Slade 38, in which Bob is uncomfortable in the new world.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #63:  Versers Gather, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 109 through 114 of the novel, in which all three characters come together.
Chapter 115:  Kondor 38, in which Joe begins preparing for the winter.
Chapter 116:  Hastings 40, in which the trio prepares for a mission.
Chapter 117:  Slade 39, in which Joe leads the way and Bob is impressed.
Chapter 118:  Kondor 39, in which Lauren and Bob use their skills to get Joe through the cave.
Chapter 119:  Hastings 41, in which Lauren saves Joe and Bob gets them across the bridge.
Chapter 120:  Slade 40, in which Lauren finds a bird-brained solution to an obstacle.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #66:  Character Quest, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 115 through 120 of the novel, in which they begin their rescue mission.
Chapter 121:  Kondor 40, in which Joe delivers Bob to their destination.
Chapter 122:  Slade 41, in which Bob almost rescues almost the girl.
Chapter 123:  Hastings 42, in which Lauren battles in the air.
Chapter 124:  Slade 42, in which Bob proves himself against a monster.
Chapter 125:  Hastings 43, in which Lauren and Bob share their thoughts on their successes.
Chapter 126:  Kondor 41, in which Joe winds up somewhere near where he began.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #69:  Novel Conclusion, finishes looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 121 through 126, the last of the novel, in which they complete their story.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #71:  Footnotes on Verse Three, Chapter One, picks up a lot of memories from older sources particularly on the earlier chapters of the book.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #71:  Footnotes on Verse Three, Chapter One, picks up a lot of memories from older sources particularly on the earlier chapters of the book.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #69:  Novel Conclusion, finishes looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 121 through 126, the last of the novel, in which they complete their story.
Chapter 126:  Kondor 41, in which Joe winds up somewhere near where he began.
Chapter 125:  Hastings 43, in which Lauren and Bob share their thoughts on their successes.
Chapter 124:  Slade 42, in which Bob proves himself against a monster.
Chapter 123:  Hastings 42, in which Lauren battles in the air.
Chapter 122:  Slade 41, in which Bob almost rescues almost the girl.
Chapter 121:  Kondor 40, in which Joe delivers Bob to their destination.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #66:  Character Quest, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 115 through 120 of the novel, in which they begin their rescue mission.
Chapter 120:  Slade 40, in which Lauren finds a bird-brained solution to an obstacle.
Chapter 119:  Hastings 41, in which Lauren saves Joe and Bob gets them across the bridge.
Chapter 118:  Kondor 39, in which Lauren and Bob use their skills to get Joe through the cave.
Chapter 117:  Slade 39, in which Joe leads the way and Bob is impressed.
Chapter 116:  Hastings 40, in which the trio prepares for a mission.
Chapter 115:  Kondor 38, in which Joe begins preparing for the winter.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #63:  Versers Gather, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 109 through 114 of the novel, in which all three characters come together.
Chapter 114:  Slade 38, in which Bob is uncomfortable in the new world.
Chapter 113:  Hastings 39, in which Bob and Joe inspire Lauren to get back in shape.
Chapter 112:  Kondor 37, in which Joe gets dragged into an argument about religion and magic with Lauren and Bob.
Chapter 111:  Slade 37, in which Bob meets Lauren and Joe.
Chapter 110:  Hastings 38, in which Lauren gets to know Joe a bit better.
Chapter 109:  Slade 36, in which Bob gets some hands-on fighting practice.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #61:  World Transitions, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 103 through 108 of the novel, in which two characters are exploring a new world.
Chapter 108:  Kondor 36, in which Kondor meets the birdmen.
Chapter 107:  Slade 35, in which the prison break is nearly successful, but Bob has to help deal with a snag.
Chapter 106:  Hastings 37, in which Lauren has trouble getting along with her new guest.
Chapter 105:  Kondor 35, in which Joe finds himself lost in the woods again.
Chapter 104:  Slade 34, in which Bob's team rewrites the plan on the fly.
Chapter 103:  Hastings 36, in which Lauren begins helping build basic civilization.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #59:  Verser Lives and Deaths, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 97 through 102 of the novel, in which one character discovers a new world and another leaves an old one.
Chapter 102:  Kondor 34, in which Joe fights the dead to death.
Chapter 101:  Slade 33, in which Bob prepares for a prison break.
Chapter 100:  Hastings 35, in which Lauren settles into her new home.
Chapter 99:  Kondor 33, in which Joe finds a way to fight spectres.
Chapter 98:  Slade 32, in which Bob learns some high-tech skills.
Chapter 97:  Hastings 34, in which Lauren meets the people of her new world.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #57:  Multiverse Variety, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 91 through 96 of the novel, in which the primary characters are in very different worlds.
Chapter 96:  Kondor 32, in which Joe leads the charge through the undead to reach the spectres.
Chapter 95:  Slade 31, in which Bob helps the crew fight a space battle.
Chapter 94:  Hastings 33, in which Lauren is overwhelmed by the beauty of her new world.
Chapter 93:  Kondor 31, in which Joe launches an assault.
Chapter 92:  Slade 30, in which Bob has some less adventurous adventures.
Chapter 91:  Hastings 32, in which Lauren begins to amble through a new world.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #55:  Stories Winding Down, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 85 through 90 of the novel, in which the fights come to a conclusion or at least a lull.
Chapter 90:  Kondor 30, in which Joe's war drags forward.
Chapter 89:  Slade 29, in which Bob reviews the raid in its aftermath.
Chapter 88:  Hastings 31, in which Lauren determines that she is in a new world.
Chapter 87:  Kondor 29, in which Joe finds a plausible explanation for his animated attacker.
Chapter 86:  Slade 28, in which Bob drifts in space.
Chapter 85:  Hastings 30, in which Lauren battles Horta.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #53:  Character Battles, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 79 through 84 of the novel, in which all the characters face some kind of fight.
Chapter 84:  Kondor 28, in which as Joe's battle rages, several things are difficult for him to explain.
Chapter 83:  Hastings 29, in which Lauren's battle against The Pit begins.
Chapter 82:  Slade 27, in which Bob's raid hits a snag and plan B is initiated.
Chapter 81:  Kondor 27, in which the ram hits the gate and Joe witnesses the arrival of air support.
Chapter 80:  Hastings 28, in which Lauren does a bit more shopping and preparation.
Chapter 79:  Slade 26, in which Bob's space station raid is launched.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #50:  Stories Progress, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 73 through 78 of the novel.
Chapter 78:  Kondor 26, in which the battle begins.
Chapter 77:  Hastings 27, in which Lauren makes quiet preparations for several possible futures.
Chapter 76:  Slade 25, in which Bob becomes familiar with his new home, and his first mission is announced.
Chapter 75:  Kondor 25, in which the battle looms closer for Joe.
Chapter 74:  Hastings 26, in which Lauren abruptly awakens and has trouble sleeping.
Chapter 73:  Slade 24, in which Bob officially joins the crew of the Destiny.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #47:  Character Routines, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 67 through 72 of the novel.
Chapter 72:  Kondor 24, in which Joe escapes death.
Chapter 71:  Hastings 25, in which Lauren plays with some dangerous magical objects.
Chapter 70:  Slade 23, in which Bob learns more about Destiny and the Federation.
Chapter 69:  Kondor 23, in which Joe acquires the Vorgo.
Chapter 68:  Hastings 24, in which Lauren meets with Arnie the Ghoul.
Chapter 67:  Slade 22, in which Bob negotiates his surrender.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #43:  Novel Worlds, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 61 through 66 of the novel.
Chapter 66:  Kondor 22, in which Joe prepares for his quest.
Chapter 65:  Hastings 23, in which Lauren lunches with Bethany.
Chapter 64:  Slade 21, in which Bob has a rude awakening.
Chapter 63:  Kondor 21, in which Joe becomes the supernatural deliverer.
Chapter 62:  Hastings 22, in which Lauren learns to walk on the edge.
Chapter 61:  Slade 20, in which Bob finishes handing over the operation of his fief to his designated successor.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #39:  Character Futures, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 55 through 60 of the novel.
Chapter 60:  Kondor 20, in which Joe leaves a thriving medical practice to the care of others.
Chapter 59:  Hastings 21, in which Lauren attends a faithless church.
Chapter 58:  Slade 19, in which Bob throws a party at the castle.
Chapter 57:  Kondor 19, in which Joe's Sherwood Forest hospital opens a new branch.
Chapter 56:  Hastings 20, in which Lauren plans a battle to coincide with an eclipse.
Chapter 55:  Slade 18, in Torrence is knighted, and Slade makes him an offer.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #37:  Character Diversity, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 49 through 54 of the novel.
Chapter 54:  Kondor 18, in which Joe and Friar Tuck solve their soldier problem.
Chapter 53:  Hastings 19, in which verser Lauren Elizabeth Meyers Hastings and radio celebrity Lauren Elizabeth Meyers compare their lives.
Chapter 52:  Slade 17, in which Bob attends Omigger's funeral.
Chapter 51:  Kondor 17, in which Joe deals with a soldier of the shire reeve.
Chapter 50:  Hastings 18, in which Lauren meets herself.
Chapter 49:  Slade 16, in which Bob explains to Torrence why he can't marry Shella.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #35:  Quiet on the Novel Front, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters 43 through 48 of the novel.
Chapter 48:  Kondor 16, in which Joe's hospital grows, and gets an unexpected visitor.
Chapter 47:  Hastings 17, in which Lauren learns about some of the abilities of the werewolves.
Chapter 46:  Slade 15, in which Bob attends Mica's vesting ceremony.
Chapter 45:  Kondor 15, in which Kondor builds a hospital.
Chapter 44:  Hastings 16, in which Lauren replaces her robe, gets some information about Bethany's magic trinkets, and begins revising her plans.
Chapter 43:  Slade 14, in which years pass but Bob remains the same.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #33:  Novel Struggles, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters thirty-seven through forty-two of the novel.
Chapter 42:  Kondor 14, in which Joe meets, and helps, a mythic figure.
Chapter 41:  Hastings 15, in which Lauren meets Bethany, and receives a mysterious gift.
Chapter 40:  Slade 13, in which Bob attends Filp's wedding.
Chapter 39:  Hastings 14, in which Lauren fights an unexpected battle.
Chapter 38:  Kondor 13, in which Joe follows tracks.
Chapter 37:  Hastings 13, in which Lauren and her friends face the vampire Jackson.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #30:  Novel Directions, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters thirty-one through thirty-six of the novel.
Chapter 36:  Slade 12, in which Bob does much through the summer to help Filp.
Chapter 35:  Kondor 12, in which Joe avoids a fight.
Chapter 34:  Hastings 12, in which Lauren launches a plan to create internal divisions among the vampires.
Chapter 33:  Slade 11, in which Bob begins learning how to be a thief.
Chapter 32:  Kondor 11, in which Joe begins trying to find the highwaymen.
Chapter 31:  Hastings 11, in which Lauren begins planning to kill a vampire, and discovers something about her sensei.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #27:  A Novel Continuation, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters twenty-five through thirty of the novel.
Chapter 30:  Slade 10, in which Bob takes Filp out for a night of not hunting.
Chapter 29:  Kondor 10, in which Joe finds Nottingham.
Chapter 28:  Hastings 10, in which Lauren plays mind games with Gavin, and meets Horta.
Chapter 27:  Slade 9, in which Bob visits Filp, and helps him with some problems.
Chapter 26:  Kondor 9, in which Joe attempts to explain who he is to bandits in the woods.
Chapter 25:  Hastings 9, in which Lauren forms an alliance with Annuda.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #25:  Novel Changes, continues looking at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters nineteen through twenty-four of the novel, including the first shift to a new world.
Chapter 24:  Kondor 8, in which Joe finds his way through the woods.
Chapter 23:  Slade 8, in which Bob visits Omigger, and reluctantly begins learning a bit of magic.
Chapter 22:  Hastings 8, in which Lauren meets a werewolf.
Chapter 21:  Slade 7, in which Bob settles into his new home and then visits Torelle, and learns of the latter's impending wedding.
Chapter 20:  Hastings 7, in which Lauren invents a trick and survives an attack.
Chapter 19:  Kondor 7, in which Joe leaves the ship fighting pirates.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #22:  Getting Into Characters, a look at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters thirteen through eighteen of the novel, pushing the characters forward into individuals.
Chapter 18:  Slade 6, in which the quest ends as Slade and his companions begin to arrive at their new homes.
Chapter 17:  Hastings 6, in which Lauren starts learning how to fight.
Chapter 16:  Kondor 6, in which Joe works as a medic and discovers his anger toward pirates.
Chapter 15:  Slade 5, in which Bob frees a djinni and makes three good wishes.
Chapter 14:  Hastings 5, in which Lauren shakes a tail, learns a mind trick, fights a monster, finds a teacher, studies her enemy, and makes a mistake.
Chapter 13:  Kondor 5, in which Joe signs on for another run with the Mary Piper.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #20:  Becoming Novel, a look at some of the thought processes and sources that went into chapters seven through twelve of the novel, the first chapters written once it was decided this would be a novel.
Chapter 12:  Slade 4, in which Bob fights the Efreet.
Chapter 11:  Hastings 4, in which Lauren starts creating her wizard persona and visits Gavin at The Pit.
Chapter 10:  Kondor 4, in which Joe visits the city of Sardic.
Chapter 9:  Slade 3, in which Bob Slade embarks on a dungeon crawl.
Chapter 8:  Hastings 3, in which Lauren Hastings thinks about magic.
Chapter 7:  Kondor 3, in which Joe Kondor spends some unexpected time in the medical department.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #18:  A Novel Comic Milestone, a look at some of the thought processes and sources that went into the first six chapters of the novel.
Chapter 6:  Slade 2, in which Bob Slade becomes a medieval fantasy adventurer.
Chapter 5:  Hastings 2, in which Lauren Hastings meets Father James and starts working in construction.
Chapter 4:  Kondor 2, in which Joe Kondor joins the security team of the crew of the Mary Piper.
Chapter 3:  Slade 1, in which Robert Elvis Slave finds himself inside a dungeon complex and must find his way out.
Chapter 2:  Hastings 1, in which Lauren Elizabeth Meyers Hastings meets strange people in a strange but familiar city.
Chapter 1:  Kondor 1, in which Joseph Wade Kondor finds himself in the hold of a ship.

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