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Stories from the Verse
Garden of Versers

We have successfully presented Verse Three, Chapter One:  The First Multiverser Novel in its entirety, chapter by chapter, followed by the second, Old Verses New, the third, For Better or Verse, and the fourth, Spy Verses.  We now bring you the fifth novel in the series, Garden of Versers, co-authored by M. Joseph Young and Kyler C. B. Young.  If you haven't read the first four books, they're not essential; this is in a sense a complete story in itself, and while this book continues the stories of those characters it is also a discrete book in itself despite being part of a longer story.  It also introduces a few new characters along the way who will continue to be part of the ongoing saga.  On the other hand, the first four books are free and easily accessed by anyone who can get here, so you can't complain that you wish you'd read them first if you don't.

For the reasons discussed on the indexing page of that first novel, we've chosen this format.  Below are two columns, the one on the left listing all the chapters published so far in sequence--the sequence in which they are published as well as the sequence in which they appear in the book.  The right hand column reverses the order, such that the first chapter listed there is the most recently published one, the last chapter currently available.  That way if you've just discovered the book you can begin with chapter one and work your way down the left hand side, but if you've been reading regularly you can immediately go to the latest installment by hitting the top of the right column.  Again each chapter is on its own web page, with a link near the top to the previous chapter and, once it is published, a link at the bottom to the next one, plus links back to this page to help you navigate.  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 be first to hear of new publications, support my Patreon campaign, or follow me in social media.

Again I have collected some "behind the writings" materials, which will be published on the mark Joseph "young" web log and listed and linked here.  These are quite replete with spoilers, so you might want to delay reading them until you're well past the chapters they discuss, but quite a few readers have found them interesting.  One has told me he is not much of a book reader but loves reading about creative process, and thus the posts on how it was created are to him more interesting than the story itself.  I do hope you find the story interesting, but I admit that the behind-the-writings posts interest me as well.

Credit should be given.  The above image was based on an idea by Kyler, again based on the cover of the first novel, which in turn was created by Valdron art director Dimitrios "Jim" Denaxas, with reference to previous covers I devised by modifying that original image.  The images on the individual pages were done by me usually by compositing images gleaned from the Internet which were said to be free for commercial use (I'm not sure this is commercial use, but I'm not sure it is not, so I'm not taking a risk there) with elements of some previous images some done by Eric York for the first novel; I again added the lettering in all cases.  Although we did not have an outside editor on this, we went through a rather intensive collaborative editing process over a few months to hone the text.

A section was added 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:  Hastings 137, in which Lauren loses her grip.
Chapter 2:  Kondor 137, in which Joe reviews the improbabilities of his current situation.
Chapter 3:  Beam 1, in which our new character is not exactly introduced but finds his situation increasingly confusing.
Chapter 4:  Brown 161, in which Derek checks the bath.
Chapter 5:  Slade 136, in which Bob is the second person to awaken, and the rest of the group joins him.
Chapter 6:  Hastings 138, in which Lauren awakens restrained.
Chapter 7:  Beam 2, in which James encounters aliens.
Chapter 8:  Kondor 138, in which Joe joins his companions as dinner guests.
Chapter 9:  Hastings 139, in which Lauren begins to learn where she is.
Chapter 10:  Slade 137, in which Bob introduces himself to their host.
Chapter 11:  Beam 3, in which James finds the girl.
Chapter 12:  Hastings 140, in which Lauren meets her doctor.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #275:  Versers Reorient, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions as the novel begins, covering the chapters 1 through 12.
Chapter 13:  Brown 162, in which Derek prepares for take-off.
Chapter 14:  Kondor 139, in which Joe and Zeke discuss Derek's and Shella's strange abilities.
Chapter 15:  Beam 4, in which James picks up a weapon and learns more about his companions.
Chapter 16:  Hastings 141, in which gets a brief tour of the hall.
Chapter 17:  Slade 138, in which Bob ponders how the Caliph knew they were coming, and what that means for their situation.
Chapter 18:  Brown 163, in which Derek flies into a little trouble.
Chapter 19:  Beam 5, in which James gets a lift to an exit.
Chapter 20:  Hastings 142, in which Lauren has her first extended interview with her doctor.
Chapter 21:  Kondor 140, in which Joe responds to the commotion.
Chapter 22:  Slade 139, in which Bob decides to reveal Derek's secret.
Chapter 23:  Beam 6, in which James awakens in the sunlight revealing more questions.
Chapter 24:  Hastings 143, in which Lauren starts experimenting with her psionic skills.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #277:  Versers Resettle, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 13 through 24.
Chapter 25:  Brown 164, in which Derek introduces the Caliph to his multiple personalities.
Chapter 26:  Kondor 141, in which Joe and Zeke discuss explaining the unexplainable.
Chapter 27:  Beam 7, in which James walks into a bar.
Chapter 28:  Hastings 144, in which Lauren lies in bed thinking about what she might be able to do.
Chapter 29:  Slade 140, in which Bob chats with his host about several things.
Chapter 30:  Brown 165, in which Derek reviews and practices a variety of skills.
Chapter 31:  Beam 8, in which James watches as Dawn gets into a very messy bar fight.
Chapter 32:  Hastings 145, in which Lauren suggests to the doctor how her story could be true but unverifiable.
Chapter 33:  Kondor 142, in which Joe considers whether they might be wearing out their welcome.
Chapter 34:  Slade 141, in which Bob offers to help the Caliph with a problem.
Chapter 35:  Beam 9, in which James deals with local law enforcement.
Chapter 36:  Hastings 146, in which Lauren presses the notion that there could be an incredible but true explanation for who she is.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #280:  Versers Reveal, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 25 through 36.
Chapter 37:  Brown 166, in which Derek doesn't actually follow the Caliph.
Chapter 38:  Kondor 143, in which Joe attends the Caliph's briefing and then obtains additional information from Derek.
Chapter 39:  Beam 10, in which James becomes an apprentice.
Chapter 40:  Hastings 147, in which Lauren repels a personal attack.
Chapter 41:  Slade 142, in which Bob acts uncharacteristically organized.
Chapter 42:  Brown 167, in which Derek's aerial surveillance identifies a pattern.
Chapter 43:  Beam 11, in which James discovers something surprising about Bron before being interrupted by military news from Dawn.
Chapter 44:  Hastings 148, in which Lauren relates to her doctor the events of the night before.
Chapter 45:  Kondor 144, in which Joe gives information to Bob, who begins leading them toward a potential bandit camp.
Chapter 46:  Slade 143, in which Bob organizes a camp just southeast of the wadi.
Chapter 47:  Beam 12, in which James negotiates an uneasy peace.
Chapter 48:  Hastings 149, in which Lauren continues her attempt to persuade the doctor that the rape attempt against her was not a delusion.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #284:  Versers React, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 37 through 48.
Chapter 49:  Brown 168, in which Derek advances a plan to get them around to the other side of the wadi.
Chapter 50:  Hastings 150, in which Lauren's assailant tries again.
Chapter 51:  Slade 144, in which Bob worries about Derek.
Chapter 52:  Beam 13, in which James agrees to investigate a problem for the king.
Chapter 53:  Kondor 145, in which Joe is uncomfortable with the ideas of using magic, but accepts it as the way to rejoin Derek.
Chapter 54:  Hastings 151, in which Lauren tries to explain to Doctor Conway what happened without actually telling him what happened.
Chapter 55:  Brown 169, in which Derek and the others plan their scouting missions.
Chapter 56:  Beam 14, in which James begins his investigation and learns something valuable.
Chapter 57:  Slade 145, in which Bob and Shella are searching for the bandits.
Chapter 58:  Hastings 152, in which Lauren demonstrates one of her impossible abilities.
Chapter 59:  Beam 15, in which James explains why the problem actually has not been solved despite appearances to the contrary.
Chapter 60:  Slade 146, in which Bob invites himself to meet the bandit chief.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #291:  Versers in Action, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 49 through 60.
Chapter 61:  Kondor 146, in which Joe and the others rejoin Bob and Shella.
Chapter 62:  Hastings 153, in which Lauren recalls her preschool childhood.
Chapter 63:  Beam 16, in which James and his group spy on the princesses.
Chapter 64:  Brown 170, in which Derek participates in the cleanup process of the bandit camp.
Chapter 65:  Kondor 147, in which Joe and the others are formally thanked and honored by the Caliph.
Chapter 66:  Hastings 154, in which Doctor Conway digs deeper into the details of Lauren's childhood memories.
Chapter 67:  Beam 17, in which James descends a stairway not to heaven and helps two strangers settle a dispute.
Chapter 68:  Brown 171, in which Derek meets one of the princesses.
Chapter 69:  Slade 147, in which Bob worries about Derek's relationships with the girls.
Chapter 70:  Hastings 155, in which Lauren recounts the rest of her first life.
Chapter 71:  Beam 18, in which James finds the princesses.
Chapter 72:  Slade 148, in which Bob raises his worries to a royal level.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #293:  Versers Relate, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 61 through 72.
Chapter 73:  Kondor 148, in which Joe discusses relationship concerns with Derek.
Chapter 74:  Hastings 156, in which Lauren begins to describe to her doctor the strange world she entered after death.
Chapter 75:  Beam 19, in which James' investigation takes a political turn.
Chapter 76:  Brown 172, in which Derek talks about getting married.
Chapter 77:  Hastings 157, in which Lauren recounts her time in Philadelphia.
Chapter 78:  Beam 20, in which James becomes acquainted with the spirits.
Chapter 79:  Brown 173, in which Derek and the girls go shopping and buy trouble.
Chapter 80:  Kondor 149, in which Joe observes and assesses the aftermath of a fight.
Chapter 81:  Beam 21, in which James overhears news of impending trouble.
Chapter 82:  Hastings 158, in which Lauren tells of her experiences in the Parakeet Valley, Camelot, and the future mutant world with Derek.
Chapter 83:  Slade 149, in which Bob and his team begin trying to figure out what happened that led to the marketplace ambush.
Chapter 84:  Beam 22, in which James is found by his prey.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #300:  Versers Challenged, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 73 through 84.
Chapter 85:  Hastings 159, in which Lauren finishes telling her history up to the present.
Chapter 86:  Brown 174, in which Derek devises a starting point for finding the kidnappers.
Chapter 87:  Beam 23, in which James attempts to capture a dragon.
Chapter 88:  Hastings 160, in which Lauren begins learning the names of her caregivers.
Chapter 89:  Kondor 150, in which Joe considers Derek's theory of the kidnapping and consults Shella on rules of succession.
Chapter 90:  Beam 24, in which James discovers what happens when the ring comes off.
Chapter 91:  Hastings 161, in which Lauren tells her doctor about the Gospel of Matthew.
Chapter 92:  Slade 150, in which Bob and his team begin forming a plan to recover the kidnapped princess.
Chapter 93:  Beam 25, in which James meets the bride and a new residence.
Chapter 94:  Hastings 162, in which Lauren's faith becomes a bigger part of her interactions both with Doctor Conway and with her caregivers.
Chapter 95:  Brown 175, in which Derek and Vashti question the maid in the midst of discussing their own relationship.
Chapter 96:  Beam 26, in which James finds something like food.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #306:  Versers Refocused, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 85 through 96.
Chapter 97:  Hastings 163, in which Lauren gets in trouble with the law.
Chapter 98:  Kondor 151, in which Joe watches as Bob confronts the conspiracy insider and begins working on the next step in the plan.
Chapter 99:  Beam 27, in which James and company make camp indoors for the night.
Chapter 100:  Hastings 164, in which Lauren's confinement changes its nature.
Chapter 101:  Slade 151, in which Bob finalizes the rescue mission plan.
Chapter 102:  Beam 28, in which James and Dawn encounter a crawler.
Chapter 103:  Hastings 165, in which Lauren attends her trial.
Chapter 104:  Brown 176, in which Derek and company enter the Amir's manor in the first stage of their rescue.
Chapter 105:  Beam 29, in which James faces a securely locked room.
Chapter 106:  Hastings 166, in which Lauren faces her first public execution.
Chapter 107:  Kondor 152, in which Joe and Zeke are rescued by Derek and Bob.
Chapter 108:  Beam 30, in which James finds a helpful message.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #310:  Versers Mobilize, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 97 through 108.
Chapter 109:  Hastings 167, in which Lauren returns to her cell.
Chapter 110:  Slade 152, in which Bob's team reaches their objective.
Chapter 111:  Beam 31, in which James has Dawn open a door.
Chapter 112:  Hastings 168, in which Lauren asks for water.
Chapter 113:  Brown 177, in which Derek jumps out a window.
Chapter 114:  Beam 32, in which James teaches his medieval companions how to use modern guns.
Chapter 115:  Hastings 169, in which Lauren's jailers begin dealing with the water problem.
Chapter 116:  Beam 33, in which James' explanations are interrupted by wild beasts.
Chapter 117:  Kondor 153, in which Joe's friend Zeke ends the plot.
Chapter 118:  Beam 34, in which James protects his wife.
Chapter 119:  Hastings 170, in which Lauren keeps her head.
Chapter 120:  Beam 35, in which James begins a return trip.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #313:  Verser Solutions, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 109 through 120.
Chapter 121:  Slade 153, in which Bob and the others are again honored at a ceremony wrapping up the events of the kidnapping.
Chapter 122:  Beam 36, in which James and his team return to the bunker.
Chapter 123:  Brown 178, in which Derek meets his prospective father-in-law.
Chapter 124:  Beam 37, in which James begins a new day in the bunker.
Chapter 125:  Hastings 171, in which Lauren is given something to eat.
Chapter 126:  Beam 38, in which James and company make the bunker home.
Chapter 127:  Kondor 154, in which Joe attends several ceremonies.
Chapter 128:  Beam 39, in which James experiences a period of domestic tranquility.
Chapter 129:  Hastings 172, in which Lauren is outside.
Chapter 130:  Beam 40, in which James and company man the artillery.
Chapter 130:  Beam 40, in which James and company man the artillery.
Chapter 129:  Hastings 172, in which Lauren is outside.
Chapter 128:  Beam 39, in which James experiences a period of domestic tranquility.
Chapter 127:  Kondor 154, in which Joe attends several ceremonies.
Chapter 126:  Beam 38, in which James and company make the bunker home.
Chapter 125:  Hastings 171, in which Lauren is given something to eat.
Chapter 124:  Beam 37, in which James begins a new day in the bunker.
Chapter 123:  Brown 178, in which Derek meets his prospective father-in-law.
Chapter 122:  Beam 36, in which James and his team return to the bunker.
Chapter 121:  Slade 153, in which Bob and the others are again honored at a ceremony wrapping up the events of the kidnapping.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #313:  Verser Solutions, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 109 through 120.
Chapter 120:  Beam 35, in which James begins a return trip.
Chapter 119:  Hastings 170, in which Lauren keeps her head.
Chapter 118:  Beam 34, in which James protects his wife.
Chapter 117:  Kondor 153, in which Joe's friend Zeke ends the plot.
Chapter 116:  Beam 33, in which James' explanations are interrupted by wild beasts.
Chapter 115:  Hastings 169, in which Lauren's jailers begin dealing with the water problem.
Chapter 114:  Beam 32, in which James teaches his medieval companions how to use modern guns.
Chapter 113:  Brown 177, in which Derek jumps out a window.
Chapter 112:  Hastings 168, in which Lauren asks for water.
Chapter 111:  Beam 31, in which James has Dawn open a door.
Chapter 110:  Slade 152, in which Bob's team reaches their objective.
Chapter 109:  Hastings 167, in which Lauren returns to her cell.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #310:  Versers Mobilize, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 97 through 108.
Chapter 108:  Beam 30, in which James finds a helpful message.
Chapter 107:  Kondor 152, in which Joe and Zeke are rescued by Derek and Bob.
Chapter 106:  Hastings 166, in which Lauren faces her first public execution.
Chapter 105:  Beam 29, in which James faces a securely locked room.
Chapter 104:  Brown 176, in which Derek and company enter the Amir's manor in the first stage of their rescue.
Chapter 103:  Hastings 165, in which Lauren attends her trial.
Chapter 102:  Beam 28, in which James and Dawn encounter a crawler.
Chapter 101:  Slade 151, in which Bob finalizes the rescue mission plan.
Chapter 100:  Hastings 164, in which Lauren's confinement changes its nature.
Chapter 99:  Beam 27, in which James and company make camp indoors for the night.
Chapter 98:  Kondor 151, in which Joe watches as Bob confronts the conspiracy insider and begins working on the next step in the plan.
Chapter 97:  Hastings 163, in which Lauren gets in trouble with the law.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #306:  Versers Refocused, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 85 through 96.
Chapter 96:  Beam 26, in which James finds something like food.
Chapter 95:  Brown 175, in which Derek and Vashti question the maid in the midst of discussing their own relationship.
Chapter 94:  Hastings 162, in which Lauren's faith becomes a bigger part of her interactions both with Doctor Conway and with her caregivers.
Chapter 93:  Beam 25, in which James meets the bride and a new residence.
Chapter 92:  Slade 150, in which Bob and his team begin forming a plan to recover the kidnapped princess.
Chapter 91:  Hastings 161, in which Lauren tells her doctor about the Gospel of Matthew.
Chapter 90:  Beam 24, in which James discovers what happens when the ring comes off.
Chapter 89:  Kondor 150, in which Joe considers Derek's theory of the kidnapping and consults Shella on rules of succession.
Chapter 88:  Hastings 160, in which Lauren begins learning the names of her caregivers.
Chapter 87:  Beam 23, in which James attempts to capture a dragon.
Chapter 86:  Brown 174, in which Derek devises a starting point for finding the kidnappers.
Chapter 85:  Hastings 159, in which Lauren finishes telling her history up to the present.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #300:  Versers Challenged, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 73 through 84.
Chapter 84:  Beam 22, in which James is found by his prey.
Chapter 83:  Slade 149, in which Bob and his team begin trying to figure out what happened that led to the marketplace ambush.
Chapter 82:  Hastings 158, in which Lauren tells of her experiences in the Parakeet Valley, Camelot, and the future mutant world with Derek.
Chapter 81:  Beam 21, in which James overhears news of impending trouble.
Chapter 80:  Kondor 149, in which Joe observes and assesses the aftermath of a fight.
Chapter 79:  Brown 173, in which Derek and the girls go shopping and buy trouble.
Chapter 78:  Beam 20, in which James becomes acquainted with the spirits.
Chapter 77:  Hastings 157, in which Lauren recounts her time in Philadelphia.
Chapter 76:  Brown 172, in which Derek talks about getting married.
Chapter 75:  Beam 19, in which James' investigation takes a political turn.
Chapter 74:  Hastings 156, in which Lauren begins to describe to her doctor the strange world she entered after death.
Chapter 73:  Kondor 148, in which Joe discusses relationship concerns with Derek.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #293:  Versers Relate, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 61 through 72.
Chapter 72:  Slade 148, in which Bob raises his worries to a royal level.
Chapter 71:  Beam 18, in which James finds the princesses.
Chapter 70:  Hastings 155, in which Lauren recounts the rest of her first life.
Chapter 69:  Slade 147, in which Bob worries about Derek's relationships with the girls.
Chapter 68:  Brown 171, in which Derek meets one of the princesses.
Chapter 67:  Beam 17, in which James descends a stairway not to heaven and helps two strangers settle a dispute.
Chapter 66:  Hastings 154, in which Doctor Conway digs deeper into the details of Lauren's childhood memories.
Chapter 65:  Kondor 147, in which Joe and the others are formally thanked and honored by the Caliph.
Chapter 64:  Brown 170, in which Derek participates in the cleanup process of the bandit camp.
Chapter 63:  Beam 16, in which James and his group spy on the princesses.
Chapter 62:  Hastings 153, in which Lauren recalls her preschool childhood.
Chapter 61:  Kondor 146, in which Joe and the others rejoin Bob and Shella.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #291:  Versers in Action, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 49 through 60.
Chapter 60:  Slade 146, in which Bob invites himself to meet the bandit chief.
Chapter 59:  Beam 15, in which James explains why the problem actually has not been solved despite appearances to the contrary.
Chapter 58:  Hastings 152, in which Lauren demonstrates one of her impossible abilities.
Chapter 57:  Slade 145, in which Bob and Shella are searching for the bandits.
Chapter 56:  Beam 14, in which James begins his investigation and learns something valuable.
Chapter 55:  Brown 169, in which Derek and the others plan their scouting missions.
Chapter 54:  Hastings 151, in which Lauren tries to explain to Doctor Conway what happened without actually telling him what happened.
Chapter 53:  Kondor 145, in which Joe is uncomfortable with the ideas of using magic, but accepts it as the way to rejoin Derek.
Chapter 52:  Beam 13, in which James agrees to investigate a problem for the king.
Chapter 51:  Slade 144, in which Bob worries about Derek.
Chapter 50:  Hastings 150, in which Lauren's assailant tries again.
Chapter 49:  Brown 168, in which Derek advances a plan to get them around to the other side of the wadi.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #284:  Versers React, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 37 through 48.
Chapter 48:  Hastings 149, in which Lauren continues her attempt to persuade the doctor that the rape attempt against her was not a delusion.
Chapter 47:  Beam 12, in which James negotiates an uneasy peace.
Chapter 46:  Slade 143, in which Bob organizes a camp just southeast of the wadi.
Chapter 45:  Kondor 144, in which Joe gives information to Bob, who begins leading them toward a potential bandit camp.
Chapter 44:  Hastings 148, in which Lauren relates to her doctor the events of the night before.
Chapter 43:  Beam 11, in which James discovers something surprising about Bron before being interrupted by military news from Dawn.
Chapter 42:  Brown 167, in which Derek's aerial surveillance identifies a pattern.
Chapter 41:  Slade 142, in which Bob acts uncharacteristically organized.
Chapter 40:  Hastings 147, in which Lauren repels a personal attack.
Chapter 39:  Beam 10, in which James becomes an apprentice.
Chapter 38:  Kondor 143, in which Joe attends the Caliph's briefing and then obtains additional information from Derek.
Chapter 37:  Brown 166, in which Derek doesn't actually follow the Caliph.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #280:  Versers Reveal, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 25 through 36.
Chapter 36:  Hastings 146, in which Lauren presses the notion that there could be an incredible but true explanation for who she is.
Chapter 35:  Beam 9, in which James deals with local law enforcement.
Chapter 34:  Slade 141, in which Bob offers to help the Caliph with a problem.
Chapter 33:  Kondor 142, in which Joe considers whether they might be wearing out their welcome.
Chapter 32:  Hastings 145, in which Lauren suggests to the doctor how her story could be true but unverifiable.
Chapter 31:  Beam 8, in which James watches as Dawn gets into a very messy bar fight.
Chapter 30:  Brown 165, in which Derek reviews and practices a variety of skills.
Chapter 29:  Slade 140, in which Bob chats with his host about several things.
Chapter 28:  Hastings 144, in which Lauren lies in bed thinking about what she might be able to do.
Chapter 27:  Beam 7, in which James walks into a bar.
Chapter 26:  Kondor 141, in which Joe and Zeke discuss explaining the unexplainable.
Chapter 25:  Brown 164, in which Derek introduces the Caliph to his multiple personalities.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #277:  Versers Resettle, continues looking at some of what was behind the writing decisions, covering the chapters 13 through 24.
Chapter 24:  Hastings 143, in which Lauren starts experimenting with her psionic skills.
Chapter 23:  Beam 6, in which James awakens in the sunlight revealing more questions.
Chapter 22:  Slade 139, in which Bob decides to reveal Derek's secret.
Chapter 21:  Kondor 140, in which Joe responds to the commotion.
Chapter 20:  Hastings 142, in which Lauren has her first extended interview with her doctor.
Chapter 19:  Beam 5, in which James gets a lift to an exit.
Chapter 18:  Brown 163, in which Derek flies into a little trouble.
Chapter 17:  Slade 138, in which Bob ponders how the Caliph knew they were coming, and what that means for their situation.
Chapter 16:  Hastings 141, in which gets a brief tour of the hall.
Chapter 15:  Beam 4, in which James picks up a weapon and learns more about his companions.
Chapter 14:  Kondor 139, in which Joe and Zeke discuss Derek's and Shella's strange abilities.
Chapter 13:  Brown 162, in which Derek prepares for take-off.
Behind the writing:  mark Joseph "Young" blog entry #275:  Versers Reorient, looks at some of what was behind the writing decisions as the novel begins, covering the chapters 1 through 12.
Chapter 12:  Hastings 140, in which Lauren meets her doctor.
Chapter 11:  Beam 3, in which James finds the girl.
Chapter 10:  Slade 137, in which Bob introduces himself to their host.
Chapter 9:  Hastings 139, in which Lauren begins to learn where she is.
Chapter 8:  Kondor 138, in which Joe joins his companions as dinner guests.
Chapter 7:  Beam 2, in which James encounters aliens.
Chapter 6:  Hastings 138, in which Lauren awakens restrained.
Chapter 5:  Slade 136, in which Bob is the second person to awaken, and the rest of the group joins him.
Chapter 4:  Brown 161, in which Derek checks the bath.
Chapter 3:  Beam 1, in which our new character is not exactly introduced but finds his situation increasingly confusing.
Chapter 2:  Kondor 137, in which Joe reviews the improbabilities of his current situation.
Chapter 1:  Hastings 137, in which Lauren loses her grip.

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