Let me fess up here, Accepting the Mantle is undergoing an entire rewrite.
While the emotional journey was hitting the right beats I tried to put too much into this book. The Phoenix Succession is the launch into the greater world. Let’s bring back Arthur… but it’s for a reason, not just for fun. But even after that, Arthur didn’t rule alone. He had a little help, from his friends… around the table. So it’s time to recruit our modern day team.
I sometimes feel this story has become Spiderman 2: Far From home. Is it the end of an era? Or the beginning of the next?
I’m trying to pull together the elements to ensure each gets their proper time to shine. Because we’ve got time… there’s a whole lot more story and a lot of need for escapism right now.