I'm currently working on a series (3) of books that is centered around a female warrior as its protagonist. The problem is that although she isn't evil per se, she makes the wrong choice at the ending of the first book (i.e. assassinating someone from her old life). This is in spite of learning the truth about her life before she was orphaned, simply because she has spent too much time building her life and identity around the "lie" and would not know what to do if she'd made the other choice instead. I don't know how to move on with her character from there although betrayal seems to be in the cards. I mean that would make anyone re-evaluate their life, and what's true and what's not, wouldn't it? And I don't want her to "progress" too soon because I need the gradual development into the strong reliable character she needs to be in the last book. I just don't understand how to develop he character in the second book, as well as the reaction of everyone else around her to the choice she made as well as the changes to her personality.