For those who like stats, the chapter is 9,400 words long and the book is now 87,000 words long. About halfway, so this will be a long book.
Action scenes are difficult. In a movie there are slow motion scenes, often the camera can be left on a grieving face for several seconds. In a book you need to use descriptions and try to engage the reader’s imagination. If I’ve put the events at Tonokae into your head, then I’ve succeeded.
There is no message in my stories, we don’t have fusion power and we may never have it. I’m just a cynic who guesses that like everything else…. we’ll be lied to about safety & risks.
Lots of Mo in this chapter and again a mixture of the arcane and the high tech. I hope you enjoy it.
Ed June 2014