And all of those things are on display in the newest thrilling chapter of The Promised King, posted today! Yes, it's the twelfth chapter of Book One, marking the halfway point in The Welcomer. So go read it, first; link it, second; and if you haven't been following along, worry not: all the extant chapters are still available over there. I promise I won't think less of you if you haven't checked the book out until now. Really.
(Well, except for you, there in the corner. Yeah, you. Slacker.)
(As usual, this entry is being maintained at the top of Sunday's posts and will not be nudged downward until this blog is next updated on either Monday or Tuesday, so keep scrolling downward for newer stuff throughout Sunday.)