Fifth Season Ch 2 & 3
Damaya's parents have locked her in a barn for two weeks, when she revealed her nature as an orogene. We learn more about orogenes, why they're dangerous (they can easily and instinctively kill), and how they are useful to the whole world. But they're too dangerous to leave untrained at home, so Guardians come to take them away to the Fulcrum in Yumenes. We also learn more about how general society regards them: outcasts, to be killed; those who shelter them, even the rogga's parents, are exiled. Damaya's mother was fully expecting the Guardian to kill the child.
Essun is overcome with grief and decides to leave Tirimo, seeking Jija; she's not sure whether she'll ask him about Nessun before killing him. Rask, the headman, agrees to give Essun a gate pass and reveals that Nessun was alive when she and Jija left. Rask escorts Essun to the gate, some of the villagers try to kill her, and Essun reveals her orogene powers. In her rage over Uche, she destroys most of the town and kills many of the inhabitants.
In chapter 2, the narration changes to the more standard third person, but back to second person for chapter 3. Is the narration still "too cool for school"? Is that an impediment, or something you could get used to?
We see more of the prejudice against orogenes, and some of why that fear might be justified. We also see people without the prejudice. Does the prejudice seem reasonable in this world? Do the non-prejudiced have compelling reasons for their lack of prejudice?