There is one good thing about this rewrite. AJ’s getting world lore stuff done. I’ve alluded to the changes coming. And while it doesn’t change the overall story it does change my relationships and the people in my life a great deal. I’m still going to take down Ye Pan and the Last Phoenix. I’m still going to befriend Darwynn. I however won’t be losing Chris and potentially Jace’s friendship since Jace and I won’t have been friends.
The biggest reason for that particular change is that AJ wants me completely alienated from the Venatori. I’m a true outside with Dae’lin tolerating me and my potential, and my only true Venatori ‘friend’ is Dorian who grew to love me over time. AJ hasn’t decided about my father yet. Chances are he’ll want to come around to being ‘friends’ with me, but we’ll see. There is going to be a lot more plot and character arc development this go through. Much more so than before, and not just for the first book for all 5 books and all arcs there in.
There are no loopholes I can jump through to get out of these changes. If I want what I want then AJ says this is what has to come with it. If I get the relationship I want it’s going to come with heart ache and pain no loopholes. The one gimme here is that it’s fated (and you know how much I hate fate). Soul mates – we aren’t meant to be together, it’s just going to take a damn long time to get there.