If it seems to you like the real story is only just beginning, well... The feeling is mutual.

It's great to finally be done with the first 'book' of the Sons of Logan saga. It's hard to believe I've amassed so much material for something I'm only pursuing for fun, and even harder to believe that the next book will almost certainly be larger. I know I left you guys with a lot of unanswered questions and a pretty big whopper of a cliffhanger, but I promise it'll be worth it if you stick with me on it. One of the issues I plan on addressing is that, while I am proud of this first section of the trilogy, there's not much to be excited about for people who want to see more characters and themes from the original series. Never fear! The next book will feature many more familiar faces and locations than this volume, some coming in forms that you may not expect.

Something truly unexpected for me is how Laura Kinney, aka X-23, has developed in this near-future I imagined. I included her initially only because I wanted a semi-familiar face in Sinister's ranks, but the more I write about her, the more tragic and conflicted she becomes. C'est la vie, eh? There may be some that don't like the slightly diabolical and polarized nature that I've given her, but that really seems only natural to me. I mean, come on. She's gotta be pretty messed up in the head, right?

Anyway, I'll be taking a very short break from writing Sons of Logan while I focus on other things. In the meantime, be sure to check out my much more approachable story about Bobby Drake, 'The Frozen Summer,' which I'll continue to update periodically. I'll also take some time to pick through this story with a fine-toothed comb to weed out grammar and spelling mistakes that have been bothering me for a dog's age, as well as removing my pre-chapter ramblings to make for a smoother reading experience for newcomers.

In any case, thank you again to all those who submitted their characters over a year ago. I feel like I've really gotten to know them, which makes me feel pretty bad about what they're up against in the future. Also thank you to people who have stuck with this story from the beginning, and those who have sent me private messages about my writing. I read every message and review with great appreciation and enthusiasm, and even though we're all just poking around on this site, making up strange and impractical stories as we go along, it feels awesome that some of you have come to enjoy my work as much as you have. It makes the typing go by faster.

I'm signing off for now. Be on the lookout for 'Sons of Logan Part II: Tempest'.

Hori out.