Just wrote 2,000 words in Book 3, and I think the scene I just wrote is probably the most emotionally-charged scene in the entire series…. Everything Arman is feeling just EXPLODES. It’s a pretty crucial scene for the emotional theme of the book! And it’s a catalyst to help move the plot forward. It felt good to get this part out of my head!
The word of the LORD came to me: O mortal, set your face toward Teman, and proclaim to Darom, and prophesy against the brushland of the Negeb. Say to the brushland of the Negeb: Hear the word of the LORD. Thus said the LORD God: I am going to kindle a fire in you, which shall devour every tree of yours, both green and withered. Its leaping flame shall not go out, and every face from south to north shall be scorched by it. Then all flesh shall recognize that I the LORD have kindled it; it shall not go out.
And I said, “Ah, LORD God! They are saying of me: He speaks only in riddles.