Outline Poking: Monster vs Monster vs . . . Monster?

Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah

So, I have less time for stuff than I expected, which has led to me thinking in circles on Raven’s Wrath.  For those who don’t know, this is the October story series I’ve been doing for the last 3 years and will complete next year.  Horror isn’t my wheelhouse, so I’m never sure what I’m doing here.  Just been going along with what feels right, which is why the following has happened:

  1. Raven’s Hold– Supernatural, psychological thriller attempt
  2. Raven’s Game– Serial killer supernatural thriller attempt
  3. Raven’s Dawn– Cult college supernatural attempt

This leaves me with Raven’s Wrathwhich has a character from the first book returning with the same reality-bending powers as Dawn Addison.  I don’t think it would work to have them battling for all 13 chapters/31 sections.  So, I’ve been looking at Freddy vs Jason and Godzilla movies for ideas.  Nothing has happened, but I think part of it is because I’m leaning toward a strange move in this series.  It brings me closer to my comfort zone, so I figured I’ll pose it here and see what people think:

The idea is that Dawn is split in her first encounter with Ian.  You have insane Dawn on the rampage and sane Dawn, who is the one that the story follows.  She’s heading for a rumored haven in the hopes of getting away from her other self and Ian, so she travels with people.  The battling reality warpers have twisted the world, so it would be a journey through deadly terrains.  Unlike the previous stories, it won’t take place in one location and the killing scenes might be mass attacks or something else.  Probably some bizarre meetings with distorted denizens. It’s very different from the previous stories, which makes me wonder if it works.

So, what do people think?  Does it make sense to end this horror series with an adventure type story?

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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6 Responses to Outline Poking: Monster vs Monster vs . . . Monster?

  1. An interesting question, Charles. My view is that people who like horror and buy the series because it is a horror series could be disappointed if the genre of the final book is different from the previous books.

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    • It’s a freebie on my blog, so sales aren’t a concern. This still poses a problem. Having two reality benders fight makes for a tough horror story too. Worked with one, but I’ve already locked in the second with the last book.

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  2. Bookwraiths says:

    Sounds like a cool twist to me. I can see the inherent problems, but I’d love to see what you could do with the concept.

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  3. With Dawn doing her reality-twisting thing, it almost sounds like this could be the catalyst that sets up Cassidy and Lloyd’s adventures. Could one or both of them do cameos?

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