In Episode 26, Anna and I talk about how to identify the crisis point in a story.
The crisis point of a novel often happens towards the end, after the protagonist has either failed previous tests or overcome trials. In either situation, they have developed their skills and experience to allow them to tackle the crisis when it occurs. The crisis is a culmination of difficulties which will take the protagonist all their newly found skills and experience to overcome. Ultimately, the protagonist can either succeed or fail.
Are there any novels where the crisis point is clear?