The Stars Fill Infinity
Status: Completed Second Draft
Length: 103,000 Words
Chessy Verde has lived a lonely life, with only her adopted father for company, ever since her sister ran away, breaking Chessy’s heart. But she has secrets of her own, secrets that involve sneaking out at night to care for the poverty-stricken of the town, against her father’s wishes.
Then a fiery, charismatic young man, calling himself Justice Rift, arrives in town, bringing with him talk of revolution. The young people of the town, including Chessy, find themselves drawn to him—and the cause he is willing to lay his life down for.
But when Chessy makes a foolish decision in defence of someone she loves, she puts herself on the radar of a deadly and determined law officer and finds herself asking hard questions. She is willing to die, but is she willing to forgive? She is willing to sacrifice everything, but she is willing to show mercy to those who have hurt her most?
(A retelling of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo)
When Infinity is Empty
Status: First Draft
Length: 94,000 Words
After nineteen years of searching, Chessy’s biological father has been found.
When required to come to the Capital and meet him, Chessy travels to the Capital, only to discover that the man has gone mad from nineteen years of psychological torture in prison.
While in the Capital, Chessy also meets Theresa Caelan, a woman who has been dealt a terrible wrong and is on the path to revenge. And Zachary Stoner, a handsome young conman, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Justice.
But over a year ago, Justice lit the spark of revolution. And a revolution can never really be stopped—the smallest incident will fan the spark into flame again.
Even when those who lit it have had a change of heart.
(A retelling of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens)
The Author of Infinity
Length: 0 words
Revolution has taken the Capital by storm and is now spreading across the country, bringing in its wake blood and fire.
However, a hero has arisen to combat the revolution. A hero who spirits those condemned to the guillotine away, leaving only a note from The Red Valerian.
Ever since being conscripted into the service of the Republic six months ago, Augustine Quillon has been up to no good—or at least that’s what Ciaran Byrd, a former spy, believes.
In order to kill two birds with one stone—convict Quillon of high treason and discover the identity of the Red Valerian—Ciaran Byrd enlists the aid of Chessy Verde, dragged kicking and screaming, into tracking down the mysterious hero…
Or watching Quillon die.
(A retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy)
Genre: Historical fiction
Status: Fourth draft
Length: 20,000 words
Kameradschaft…Comradeship… Two young men, from opposite sides of a war, are going to find out the meaning of those words.
Wolfe Verick’s life once consisted of working in a pharmacy, until all normality was stripped away and he was thrown headfirst into a war.
When an accident kills his best friend and leaves Wolfe stranded in a foreign land, he has no choice but to run, and hide and lie, to keep himself from the firing squad.
His life rests in the hands of three Englishmen—a cynical pilot, a weary doctor, and a beautiful nurse. And all of them must face the question:
Is Mercy greater than Justice?
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