A great big author's note: it's sequel time!

Hey everybody, long time no see. Not that I can actually see you guys. I just wanted to let you know that the first chapter of the Home is Behind sequel is now up. The story has creatively been titled The World Ahead. Here's a short quote:

Their legend was told for generations upon generations. In the dark times that came, their story inspired courage and a unity among the races which would be vital to the success of the Free Peoples. They became the foundation on which the glorious kingdom of Erebor was built once again.

Far, far away, in an entirely different universe, Thorin Oakenshield was plotting the best way to murder the infernal contraption which Gemma LaRoche called an "alarm clock."

I hope you guys will continue this journey with me. I have a feeling it's going to be fun