Dear Kieran, Jessa, Arathor, Tiana, Gilrain, and Sienna,
This is the author of your story. I want to apologize right now for what I have to put you through in Eldala 2. No one wants to read a story where everything is fine. Somehow, humans don't want stories like that. They want to see people triumph in the midst of difficult circumstances. (I wish I could remember that when I'm going through my own difficult circumstances.)
If you will remember from Eldala 1, I don't write tragedies. There will be a happy ending. Perhaps that is my reason for being a writer. I can control the ending, to some degree.
I promise that once you go through your difficulties, I will reward you in the end.