GhostShell: Thanks for your comments. The disjointed structure is something others have pointed out as a weakness. Unfortunately, it's integral to the story. That's one thing I can't change (though I might tone it down by re-arranging once the thing is done). People do say it gets better later on.

On the other hand, it is a rather slow book. Don't expect to breeze through it.

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Mage-: on its way.

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Been naughty today. Haven't written a word. (I blame the heat.)

I think some scenes may have to be re-written from a different point of view (the blander ones).

I'm babbling...