Mark Predicts ‘Briar’s Book’

I genuinely can’t believe I’m nearing the end of the Circle of Magic books. This went by too quickly. I know there are other Emelan books, but I don’t even know what they’re about? I’m scared? I’ll remain in denial, then. Let’s talk about Briar’s Book!

As usual, let’s go over my last set of predictions:

  1. Daja will interact with a Trader at some point in the novel. These predictions aren’t even remotely okay because I was eerily right and yet not at all ready for this book. 
  2. IT WILL NOT BE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE. AND THEN IT WAS OH MY GOD. 
  3. Niko backstory! I’ll keep demanding this…
  4. Moonstream backstory! …and this….
  5. Rosethorn backstory! …and this….
  6. Lark backstory! …..and this as well. 
  7. We will see Niko’s lessons with Tris that help her learn control. Hmmm… technically, I don’t think this is correct. 
  8. The bulk of the book will follow Daja as she learns to use a forge properly. Sort of? There’s a lot of forge work, but I don’t know if that’s the focus of the book.
  9. FROSTPINE BACKSTORY. Bonus points if it involves marrying ME. Help me, I nearly regret saying this. 
  10. I think we’ll see some sort of acknowledgment of what happened in Tris’s Book, namely in the form of construction at Winding Circle. YES! And lots more!
  11. I think Daja’s Book will take place very shortly after the events in Tris’s BookIt did!!! AND THEN I STILL WASN’T READY.
  12. We will get to see inside a new place within Winding Circle. nope! All Gold Ridge.
  13. We’ll get another scene in Summersea. Nope. 
  14. Daja’s closest friend throughout the book (aside from Frostpine) will be Sandry. Actually, she spent the most time with Briar, which was a pleasant surprise!
  15. Shriek will learn to fly, but will not permanently fly away from Discipline. Oh god, technically this is right? But then it’s not because they were all at Gold Ridge?
  16. Romance? Romance. I don’t care who it’s between, IT HAPPENS. I was hoping one of the teachers might get a story like this, but I suspect it won’t happen in any of the books in this specific series.

That wasn’t awful, y’all. Much better than I usually do! And given how the three prior books in this series have unfolded, I think I might do even better for this book:

Mark Predicts ‘Briar’s Book’

  1. Easy one: this book will cover a specific journey for Briar.
  2. I think that also means we’ll get a backstory of sorts for Rosethorn.
  3. The book will cover some sort of conflict that concerns plant magic.
  4. The book will end with some sort of definitive closure on this chapter of the Discipline house characters.
  5. Moonstream will play a bigger part in the story.
  6. Daja will interact with a Trader once in this book.
  7. Briar and Tris will become closer than they were in past books.
  8. Briar will have to save Rosethorn at some point.
  9. We’ll also learn more about Briar’s past.
  10. The entire book will be set in Winding Circle.
  11. BUT there will be multiple scenes in Summersea.
  12. A secondary character will die and I am saying this to steel myself for the inevitable.
  13. Can we get an update about Briar’s adorable plant he got?
  14. Actually, I don’t have anything else to predict. THIS IS A LOT HARDER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.

Onwards to my final Circle of Magic book! NOOOOOOO.

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