Honors Theses and Capstones

Date of Award

Spring 2018

Project Type

Senior Honors Thesis

College or School




Program or Major


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

First Advisor

Jaed Coffin


This thesis consists of a fantasy novella. A character-driven work, it focuses on internal conflicts rather than the external conflicts and grand, sweeping plotlines that are typical of fantasy novels. Taye is an aerial performer with the king’s circus troupe, Corracha. She is also the vigilante Saorsa, a figure who fights against the injustices the king of Monadh inflicts upon the kingdom’s immigrants. A young woman haunted by her past and struggling to make something of herself in a male-dominated society, she must confront her inner demons when she is injured during a performance. She relies on her best friend Macall, the crown prince, a young man with his own inner turmoil. He struggles to be the perfect prince, despite his ineptitude with a sword and his anxiety which manifests itself as panic attacks. His loyalty to his father and his drive to fight for what is right pull him in two opposite directions. Together, Taye and Macall support each other in a relationship with consequences that will ultimately tear the kingdom apart.

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