This is a creative writing thesis. It is a novel of roughly 55,000 words that is intended for the reading audience of ages 12-16. It is in the genre of medieval/fantasy/adventure. This literary work takes its inspiration from many young adult authors and is intended to inspire youths in a way of moral development. The protagonist begins the story as someone of questionable morality, and finishes the piece a considerable more moral person. It has been made to help others learn about things such as discrimination, racism, and sexism. This novel also includes issues such as bullying and questioning of sexual orientations. This novel is meant to focus on the idea that a person is made up of the experiences he/she has endured- both the good and the bad.
Flynn, Kelsey K., "A Creative Writing Honors Thesis: Guardians of Alyataus" (2012). Honors College. 49.