Hope endures (an allegory, concluded)
I loved the rest of this series, Sam. The arc kept me hooked the whole time, the character dynamics were spot-on for your allegory, and there were so many memorable moments.
This line, "It's time to stop trying to stand in your own strength" made my heart swell. A profound and needed reminder that we can't find all our strength alone and on our own.
Riveting and excellent, Sam! PS, I'd like a signed copy of your future novel :)