So…I’ve kind of taken the book into more serious waters lately. I think it is the way it needs to go, because Hilsbac needs to be shown to be a place that…just isn’t good for Sebastian. I want readers to feel liberated by the move to Tyr’aethea in book two, and so the world of Hilsbac has become very…dark. I hope it isn’t too dark! Remember, Sebastian brings it all around in the end. This is pretty much the midway point in the novel tonight. The problems begin to be solved beginning in the next chapter. I hope you enjoy it! And hey, at least there aren’t any creepy demon head statues this time.