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This started out innocently enough, with Kusac being manipulated by forces outside of his control and Zayshul just sort of along for the ride. Eventually though, we have to wonder if our Designated Hero has become the Fallen Hero due to the seductive call of The Dark Side that Zayshul presents.
Tear Jerker: the funeral for Carrie's first cub in the second book.