Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 4-17-2020

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Matt Bondurant

Second Advisor

Patrick Alexander

Third Advisor

Jaime Harker

Relational Format



This thesis is a fictional novel which explores themes of morality and tragedy within the society of a crime-and-murder-ridden city called Spekender. The mayor, Ev Edison, has become a disgraced recluse as a result of the tragic deaths of his wife and unborn child a year and a half prior to when the story takes place. His remaining children (three boys and a girl named Nimble) are left to navigate their disaster-torn worlds in isolation from their father and from each other. All of this changes one day when Nimble encounters a dangerous supernatural character that seems to know everything about her own personal tragedy and that also seems to be connected with the steadily climbing murder rate. This experience inadvertently unites her with four unlikely strangers and enlists them all into a secret fight to prevent the loss of more life while also striving to banish the evil force that is terrorizing the city and turning its inhabitants against each other.

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