A holidays release for Daybreak this year! It comes out now so I don't forget it on the days I spend with family. I'd like to thank all the readers for their support, so this chapter was pressed out faster than usual. I did not skimp out on quality though, don't worry.
I also wish I had some finished artwork, but the artist had his hands full in the past few months and I've lost contact as of late ;_; Here's an example of the last near-completion draft we were working on. I do love the work~
A few notes:
1. There is a ton of terminology used in this chapter, as I start paralleling Irish, Welsh, and Scottish mythology. See Chapter References for more details if you're curious, or Wiki the terms yourself ^^
2. Anyone who thinks that oration was too bloody should look up the lyrics for La Marseillaise -- the French National Anthem (I have no idea how they sing this with a straight face in front of Germans and Austrians).
3. I apologize to anyone of Islamic origin who might feel offended by the last scene. Wartime propaganda always comes off rather derisive, especially when religion gets involved.
4. In hindsight, I'm actually glad some readers dislike Sylviane's personality. Otherwise, I'd worry about her being a Mary Sue* xD
May your holidays time be more pleasant than Kaede's =P
(*Though the gender equality of literature bears some thought, I shall support it by bashing on Gary Stus; bad literary practices must still be exorcised to stop them from propagating!)