So i have taken advice from everyone who helped me before so after all the revisions this is what i ended up with. Book one is no longer just about the main character learning to control his magic and other things. Its more focused on the big conflicts. The book itself would be able to survive without the other two books i would make it so book one has an ending but leave you asking questions. Book one is also gonna be deeply outlined first ill make a general themed outline cutting some details just to get through the outline faster then i will do a chapter outline to make sure I stick to the story. But the major thing that has changed is im cutting out the third main character that has outlasted all the changes which means that in the third book the second main character turns on the first which will make it abit more dramatic because the main character will have no help in the situation. So just to get some insight on whether book one is going to be good at all ill give a quick run through the plot. quick terms: Cah: basically magic Dak: God of the other Flow of power: black line markings that run down his arms and legs. The book starts off with Ian the main character who is the true being which is a person who can use cah which comes from the other. Which is a universe sorta parallel to Ian's universe. The problem with this is it causes stress on the Cah barrier that keeps the two universes separate. As the first bits of cah from The other fall through Ian tries to block out the cah which causes a huge amount of pain and stress on him but he cant block it out and it runs through him which causes him to pass out. When he wakes up he realizes he's not were he thought he'd be. Dak is sitting on a single chair in a huge white room there is no details to room just a white abyss. Dak gives Ian a warning and sends him back to his universe. The warning was that mutated beings (which i havent come up with a name for). will start breaking through from the other. At first these creatures will be tiny weaklings but as the barrier weakens bigger creatures will start to squeeze through. Ian encounters his first one as he's walking home from school which is sorta like a mutated dog that attacks him and breaks his leg. Skipping a huge part of the story Ian is sent off into war with a forming army of these creatures that have created a sort of base if you could call it that in the center of the country. As he is in war with these creatures the second main character Ish is fighting with him when she is grabbed by a human like creature and braught back into the other. through a whole bunch of fighting Ian gets into the other and gets her back. With a bunch more fighting Ian repairs the hole in the barrier by creating a huge pillar that supports the barrier *you cant actually see the barrier*. The book sorta ends at this point. (The actual book is alot more interesting this just gives a ROUGH idea of what the book will turn out to be...) But basically what im asking is this a book that could stand on its own but be open for a sequel?