Post 6 of 6 From The Bellwether

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What follows is a list of the 57 chapters in this 700-page, 220,000-word novel. For the reader’s convenience, at the end of the TOC, both the digital and the paperback versions have descriptions of characters and short synopses of chapters. With the interactive TOC in the digital version, moving around the book is quite easy. Hope you enjoy!

Table of Contents

Part One Reunions, Gasps & A Last Chance
1 The Prophecy 9
2 Violent Preview 15
3 Caroline’s Double 22
4 Jacqueline’s Fear 30
5 Conception of a Colony 35
6 Proxy Reunion 43
7 You Will Lead 47
8 Scenario of a Master Race 64
9 George 74
10 Homecoming 83
11 Hallowed Courage Creek Affair Part 1 93

Part Two The Factory
12 Caroline 118
13 The Reunion 133
Interlude White House Diary (22 months before crash)
14 A Legacy: of Land & People 161
15 The Assassin 175
16 Caroline’s Indoctrination 188
17 Vivian 197
18 Graduation & Goodbye 211

Part Three Renaissance
19 The Capture 228
20 Paul Bacardi 242
21 The Winning 250
22 Erica 256
23 Princess Tongowari 262
24 John Running Light 274
25 The Sweat Lodge 287
Interlude: White House Diary: 11 Months Before Crash

Part Four The Activist
26 Conversation With Solomon 304
27 Last Wilderness 317
28 The Tree-removal & Drainage Bill 323
29 Hallowed Courage Creek Affair Part 2 337
30 The End of Boyhood 345

Part Five Prelude
31 The Decision 360
32 The Wilderness Bowl 368
33 The Crash 384
34 Escape From California 394
35 Soldier Meets A Nurse 414
36 The Scout 423
37 A Baker, A Banker 433
38 The Husbandman 448
39 The Gloryhunter 463
40 The Great Novice Assembly 468

Part Six The Trek North
41 The First Twenty-four Hours 505
42 The Matriarch 526
43 Fred Likken 537
44 Death Stench 549
45 Helm’s Marauders 558
46 A Present For Terri 578
47 Interstate Crossing 588
48 Deadly Shivaree 602
49 Carmen’s Vigil 621
50 The Lake of Embrace 634
51 Aaron Vs. Friskop 658
52 Birth, Death, Disillusion… 674
53 The Adolescent Man, & Woman 698
54 More Death, Despair… 715
55 The Siege 728
56 Advent 740
57 Aaron & Caroline 750
The Bellwether (character list 754
Main Characters (descriptions) 758
Synopses of chapters 765

Last post for “The Bellwether.” Beginning Saturday, December 13, 2014 (meaning midnight, Friday) look for an Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal, running for 7 days and 3 price increments, first $0.99, second $1.99, third $2.99, finally back to the regular price of $3.99, for this 700-page, 220,000-word novel.
Pre & post-apocalyptic
Adventure, environmental battles, sex & violence, a warm romance, and an epic 30-day, 300-mile trip by a contemporary wagontrain pulled by four-horse teams over agricultural fields and through forest, while dodging the American army and a marauding motorcycle gang.

This song by “Europe” “The Final Countdown” seems a bit apocalyptic, so, for the final post for The Bellwether, I think it is appropriate. I can’t tell, though, if the lead singer is a man or woman. She (or he) isn’t in the video long enough for me to tell….

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