Nearly 6 months without a post is a nearly incomprehensible crime in the annals of social media, but that's what has happened here. I've had a lot happening, including work on the prequel books, but I haven't felt compelled to share what's been going on behind the scenes. I'm doing so now moreso out of guilt than out of any belief that I'm actively excited to share.
I have started large restructure of the book on which I'm currently working. I tend to review the work consistently as I go along to try and make sure it all makes sense and maintains continuity. Upon review I found that the roughly completed chapter 2 was simply too soon in the pacing of the book and both stymied and rushed character development up to that point. In other words, the dichotomy contained within that chapter was unnatural. This means I had to push that chapter back and take more time to develop the characters and their relationships a bit more prior to that section. This means I needed to revisit my whole plan for when to reveal events, thus the entire middle section of the book needs to be re-framed and the pacing needs to be adjusted.
The goal, of course, is ultimately to make the book as good as it can be.
As has been my practice with this book here is another unedited section, this time from the new Chapter 2:
As the flames quickly intensified Paedrig knelt down to protect Aeden from the a potential blast. The burning man stumbled backwards. People parted as he came near and he ran until he reached his new destination, practically leaping, face first, into a water trough and dousing the flames.
The swordsman nodded towards Beodelf and said, “Yes, I see. Very cosmopolitan.”