I've re-posted the prologue and first chapter of Thief of Roses. It now incorporates the Bard's Tales as the prologue to ToR, which is where it really belongs. I'll delete the Bard's Tales as a standalone story in the next day or so. I'm writing the sequel and have 6 chapters complete, but only one through editing. Once I have a few chapters edited, I'll start posting one a week. So you should see Thief of Shadows start in a week or so. Thank you for all the comments, both positive and negative. They all help me keep the story in the right direction. Oh and thanks for voting too, I guess a 8+ on my first story isn't too shabby.