Second Gate: Chapter Four

And now, Chapter Four is live and good to go.  As always, you can read it either by following the Second Gate link in the sidebar, or just by clicking here.

I appreciate everyone who has suffered the story thusfar.  I often call these opening chapters the “Concerning Hobbits” portion, that opening segment where you’re introducing a new world and the scenes, and all the things that make the setting unique.

I name it after the opening section of The Fellowship of the Ring, of that very name; which is considered by most readers to be painfully dry, hard to absorb, yet is also almost crucial to understand the motivations that make the story go.  I try to make my “Concerning Hobbits” portion as interesting as I can, but invariably, the action and the plot moves slowly as I spend many a word making the world make some semblance of sense.

It will get better, I promise you.

One Response to “Second Gate: Chapter Four”

  1. GalahadPC Says:

    I know I couldn’t get past the first couple dozen pages of Fellowship of the Ring when I tried it back in high school. Guess I should have just skipped it, but at the time, I had no idea how much better it would get.

    This isn’t quite on that level though. After all, we’ve already had a swordfight, some explosions, a punch to the throat, and now we wrap up with a full-fledged race for the current MacGuffin, and all in only four brisk chapters.

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