A Few Notes
First off, thanks to you all for your kind words! They mean a lot.
Just to confuse things a little, I've uploaded a new version of chapter 13 tonight. It contains a couple of extremely trivial corrections. Firstly, the new Moon is now explicitly acknowledged as being the daughter of the Queen. (I'm avoiding naming names, for the sake of those who may not have read it yet.) Secondly, chapter 11 showed Dhiti's bedroom as being an upstairs one, so I've made a couple of minor tweaks in chapter 13; she no longer casually climbs in through the window. Unimportant stuff, but it makes me feel better. ^_^
Writing news: Chapter 14 is coming on, fairly slowly at present but I am at least working at it. About 5000 words done at present.