And that a wrap for chapter 4. Originally this chapter had one more page where we see Spirit and Maek heading back towards the city, but it seemed to weaken the drama so I removed it. Seeing this again I wonder if the ending is too abrupt? Will young readers get it? Maybe we want to see Maek willfully following Spirit back into battle.

If you have an opinion on it please let me know! I can always sneak a new last page in. At any rate we’re on to chapter 5 next week. Two more chapters to go!